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Sim?n Bol?var Youth Orchestra in the United States once again

Tickets sold out in Houston and Washington D.C.

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is proud to receive the members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra here in the United States.  The orchestra will perform in Houston, Washington D.C. and Chicago between Friday, April 3rd and April 12th.

The baton of the young and renowned Gustavo Dudamel will lead the orchestra, and Maestro José Antonio Abreu is scheduled to hold workshops and conferences in each city in order to speak about the musical work done by the Child and Youth Orchestra System of Venezuela.

The musicians’ repertoire during this tour includes Daphnis & Chloe by Maurice Ravel; Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky; and Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok.  The repertoire will also feature pieces from Latin American composers, such as Santa Cruz de Pacairigua by Evencio Castellanos and Noon on the Plain (‘Mediodia en el Llano’) by Sensemayá de Silvestre Revueltas.  Tickets for the performances in Houston and Washington D.C. are sold out.

In Washington, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) will pay homage to the pedagogical, social and artistic efforts of the Child and Youth Orchestra System of Venezuela, which was founded by Maestro José Antonio Abreu and promoted by the Venezuelan government.

This tour is being held thanks to the support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States and the sponsorship of Citgo, a subsidiary of PDVSA (Venezuela’s state oil company), as part of the efforts the government of President Hugo Chávez is making with regards to the promotion of culture and social inclusion.

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / April 3, 2009

Photo: Maiquel Torcatt, ABN

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