WPAS: Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
- Mon., Apr. 6, 2009, 8:00 PM
- Multiple Venues
- Approx. 100 minutes
- $28.00 - $175.00
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Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Featured on CBS's 60 Minutes after their sold-out series of concerts at Carnegie Hall (where tickets were scalped for $1,000), the 180-member Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of Venezuela's unique and inspiring music education system. For 30 years, "El Sistema" has been making classical musicians out of a quarter-million young Venezuelan students, transforming the lives of the nation's poorest youths. Among its most shining alumni is the dazzling young conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is taking the classical music world by storm and was recently named Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Audiences around the world cannot get enough of the youth orchestra with their "youthful enthusiasm, technical finesse, and well-honed precision" (The New York Times).
A co-presentation with GALA Hispanic Theatre.
--Latin-American Works (Various)
--Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (Ravel)
--The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Please contact WPAS Ticket Services at (202) 785-9727 for ticket information.