Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From Venezuela to the World!!!

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Last Year, our Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela participated at the Proms 2007. But, what was this Proms 2007? ... Well, according to Wikipedia:

The Proms (also more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC) is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London, United Kingdom.

This was the program that wonderful night:

Symphony No. 10 in E minor (45 mins)



West Side Story - Symphonic Dances (22 mins)


Huapango (8 mins)


Danzón No. 2 (9.5 mins)


Estancia - Suite (12 mins)
Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel conductor

Let's listen to Dudamel talk about the orchestra:

Reading the reviews of the show, I found the following comment:

The most talked about Prom of the season, however, came from the incandescent young conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (Prom 48), whose unreserved joy and exuberance possibly distilled the essence of the Proms. These young musicians demonstrated just how accessible and enjoyable classical music can be, and it was impossible for anyone, from absolute amateur to academic, to resist being swept up in the tumult of exhilaration, and will remain my most enduring of Proms memories.

This is where the show in the video took place. For more information on this great event, visit the following links:
Now, What do you think about our Orchestra?


ayatola said...

The video of the symphonic orchestra of venezuela is spectacular ... My band played with the symphonic orchestra of maracaibo and it was an experience that I will always remember .. Pity this country is that the system of orchestras and bands show independent not receive any kind of support ..


doris3m said...

Yes, Ayatola! you are absolutely right! We should talk more about it to our families, friends, community and then if we are more people.. governments will listen and support this kid of institutions. Keep on doing what you do... I know you are one great musician in a local band with a great heart and the will to do great things for your family, friends and community. Write about that in your blog... Leave a link to your blog here...
A hug!