Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (all grown up without “Youth” in their title) quickly sold out two nights at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre.
We were engaged to live stream them both to the Guardian website and to the cinema screen elsewhere in the venue. I produced both video shoots, and did the vision mix under the direction of Christopher Swann. Footage was also used by the orchestra and a section featuring a surprise encore from Bryn Terfel was used on BBC’s Newsnight.
They featured Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Third Symphony, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Strauss’s mighty Eine Alpinesinfonie and Benzecry’s Amerindian Rituals.