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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, of Venezuela, conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's Concert at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Dudamel spoke out against the Venezuelan government he has long performed for over its bloody crackdown on protesters in a statement after the May 3, 2017 death of 17-year-old Armando Canizales at a demonstration. Canizales was reportedly a member of the government-financed El Sistema musical education program that gave rise to Dudamel’s career. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2011 file photo, conductor Gustavo Dudamel rehearses the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at YOLA EXPO Center Chamber Orchestra in Choral Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Dudamel is facing the heat in his native Venezuela for not speaking out against embattled President Nicolas Maduro while holding a series of high-profile concerts in Caracas, Venezuela in February 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, 31, is a national hero in Venezuela. Outside the concert hall where the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed, vendors sold T-shirts and buttons emblazoned with his image. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, conductor Gustavo Dudamel speaks at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Dudamel's passion for music education is on display in a new PBS special "Gustavo Dudamel: Conducting a Life," airing Wednesday Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Lilli Strauss, file)