In a soft-talk conversation on Times Talks, the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director talked briefly about political events in his country.
This is Gustavo, verbatim:
56:15 It is a difficult time in my country. I can say first of all that I believe in the right of people to protest because this is a right.
1:02:30 I condemn violence – from wherever it is coming from. We will not solve our problems with violence. This is something that we have to think not only about a community, a country, but for our world. We are only living in one world. My life changed when I had a child. Now, the “for me” disappears because I see the eyes of my child. For him, I want to build the best world I can build for him. I do this through music. Music is my instrument. When we play for an audience, in my country, they think differently. The people in the audience have different social positions, different religions, but when we are playing, they are united. The Sistema in Venezuela is a symbol of this unity.