Watch: Gustavo Dudamel and Elmo on Sesame Street

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. The famously floppy-haired maestro of Los Angeles-via-Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel, makes his debut on Sesame Street. To quote his sidekick Elmo, "it’s stupendous!"

It occurred to us that Dudamel isn’t the only one who’s jammed with Elmo. Check out the videos below for some other classical superstars who can tell you how to get to Sesame Street.

Yo-Yo Ma as the special guest of the "Sesame Street Chamber Music Society":

Marilyn Horne sings "C is for Cookie":

Lang Lang (aka "Mr. Fancy Fingers") auditions for the Grouch Symphony Orchestra:

Philip Glass composed this piece, "Geometry of Circles," for the show in 1979:

Itzhak Perlman in 1980 with Telly, the tuba player:

Which is your favorite Sesame Street guest? Leave a comment below.

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Comments [2]

Tim Brown from Washington, DC

C is for Cookie is good enough for me!
Also fondly remember "All around good sport Seiji Ozawa" conducting Placido Flamingo and the All Animal Orchestra.

Feb. 09 2012 04:01 PM

How on earth could you NOT include the epic performance Beverly Sills gave against Miss Piggy? Really? Really!

Feb. 08 2012 10:33 AM

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