Ashburn Youth Symphony Debuts Saturday – Leesburg Today


Leesburg Today

Ashburn Youth Symphony Debuts Saturday
Leesburg Today
She created her nonprofit, the Youth Music Preservation and Promotion Association, a decade ago, and launched the International Youth Orchestra, which brings young musicians from Latin America and elsewhere to Loudoun every summer for an intensive week ...

‘El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth,’ by Geoffrey Baker – New York Times


New York Times

'El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela's Youth,' by Geoffrey Baker
New York Times
It was founded in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, at 75 still its director, and its proudest products include the crack Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra) of Caracas and the 33-year-old conductor who largely ...

Top Musical Gifts for the Holiday – San Francisco Classical Voice


Top Musical Gifts for the Holiday
San Francisco Classical Voice
Holiday Gifts Here it is, close to the big holiday twosome of Chanukah (Dec. 16 -24) and Christmas (Dec. 25), and you don't know what musical gifts to buy. SFCV to the rescue. Although these gifts do come at a price, they certainly top beating yourself ...

Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014 – WQXR Radio (blog)


WQXR Radio (blog)

Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014
WQXR Radio (blog)
Billboard's top 15 list (which is behind a paywall at Billboard.biz) also included mainstream classical fare including Anne Akiko Meyers's recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and an all-star pairing of Yuja Wang and Gustavo Dudamel in piano concertos ...

Benh Zeitlin’s ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ to Be Screened with Live … – Classicalite


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Benh Zeitlin's 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' to Be Screened with Live ...
Classicalite
In July, excerpts were performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, and the live score was performed to the complete film at the Barbican Arts Center in London. The Symphony Space performances will be the ...

5 worst classical music moments of 2014 – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

5 worst classical music moments of 2014
Telegraph.co.uk
Mahler's Seventh Symphony, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra cond. Gustavo Dudamel (CD). It takes a really searching, insightful conductor to make sense of Mahler's Seventh Symphony. Dudamel here is just out of his depth.

Our Opinion: Music program will benefit Massachusetts youth – Berkshire Eagle


Our Opinion: Music program will benefit Massachusetts youth
Berkshire Eagle
The council says it is the first such statewide program in the country, and like the Venezuelan program that produced Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it is designed to bring music education to students who ...

Music education in spotlight after academic’s ‘vendetta’ Sistema book – Classical Music


Classical Music

Music education in spotlight after academic's 'vendetta' Sistema book
Classical Music
Geoffrey Baker, author of El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela's Youth ‒ a 360-page critique based on a year spent researching the Venezuelan music education programme ‒ has responded to allegations by author Tricia Tunstall that the work has 'the feel ...

Weekly Book List, December 19, 2014 – Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)


Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Weekly Book List, December 19, 2014
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
The Cultural Politics of Reproduction: Migration, Health and Family Making edited by Maya Unnithan-Kumar and Sunil K. Khanna (Berghahn Books; 198 pages; $95). Topics include Cape Verdean student mothers in Portugal, post-partum depression among ...

Envíe un mensaje a Gustavo Dudamel ya la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar – El Universal (Venezuela)


El Universal (Venezuela)

Envíe un mensaje a Gustavo Dudamel ya la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
El Universal (Venezuela)
El Universal respeta y defiende el derecho a la libre expresión, pero también vela por el respeto a la legalidad y a los participantes en este foro. Invitamos a nuestros usuarios a mantener un contenido y vocabulario adecuado y apegado a las leyes.

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Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents in Triangle – The State


Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents in Triangle
The State
"It's really cool when you play an instrument in an orchestra and you hear all those instruments making those beautiful sounds," she said. But, for Kidznotes, the music is part of a more ambitious agenda. "It's a music system for social ... It's based ...

Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents in Triangle – News & Observer


Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents in Triangle
News & Observer
It's based on El Sistema, an influential music education program developed in Venezuela in the 1970s whose graduates include Grammy-award-winning conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Today Kidznotes is one of 120 El Sistema-inspired programs operating ...

Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents – News & Observer


Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents
News & Observer
“It's really cool when you play an instrument in an orchestra and you hear all those instruments making those beautiful sounds,” she said. But, for Kidznotes, the music is part of a more ambitious agenda. “It's a music system for social ... It's based ...

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Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents – News & Observer


Kidznotes hits the right notes with parents
News & Observer
“It's really cool when you play an instrument in an orchestra and you hear all those instruments making those beautiful sounds,” she said. But, for Kidznotes, the music is part of a more ambitious agenda. “It's a music system for social ... It's based ...

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Oscars List of Eligible Scores Tops 100, Without ‘Birdman’ and ‘Whiplash’ – TheWrap


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Oscars List of Eligible Scores Tops 100, Without 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash'
TheWrap
The Academy announced on Friday 114 film scores that are eligible for Academy Awards, but two of the most music-driven films of the year are not on the list. Alejandro Inarritu's “Birdman,” which is powered by a drum score augmented with classical ...

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Gustavo Dudamel ofrece conciertos en Venezuela – teleSUR TV


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Gustavo Dudamel ofrece conciertos en Venezuela
teleSUR TV
El director de orquesta venezolano Gustavo Dudamel ofrecerá este viernes conciertos gratuitos en el Centro Nacional de Acción Social por la Música, en Caracas (capital de Venezuela). Las orquestas Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela y la Sinfónica ...
Beethoven sonó en "El Universal" El Universal (Venezuela)
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Author exposes ‘tyranny’ behind musical miracle for poor children – The Times (subscription)


The Times (subscription)

Author exposes 'tyranny' behind musical miracle for poor children
The Times (subscription)
That crashing noise coming from South America may be the sound of a fondly cherished ideal being shattered. Over 40 years, El Sistema, Venezuela's music education system, has given a million children the opportunity to play in an orchestra, enriching ...

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Kid orchestra brings music to Union City’s ears – NJ.com


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Kid orchestra brings music to Union City's ears
NJ.com
She thought back to her days growing up in Venezuela when she'd watch other kids come home from school and dash off to music practice with El Sistema, a music education system founded in 1975 by educator and musician José Antonio Abreu. Under the ...

Classical Connections: Dancing the night away – Pattaya Mail


Classical Connections: Dancing the night away
Pattaya Mail
The Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela is the direct result of another dedicated music educator, José Antonio Abreu, who developed a music education programme in Venezuela known as El Sistema. This young Venezuelan orchestra is superb and the ...

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Screening with Wordless Music Orch and … – Broadway World


BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Screening with Wordless Music Orch and ...
Broadway World
This rare event has happened only once before in New York, but the score has taken on a life of its own: in July, excerpts were performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, and the live score was performed to ...