El Sistema

Course Description
El Sistema, the music education program that began in Venezuela in 1975, has been extraordinarily successful at bringing music into the lives of thousands of children and producing world-class musicians such as the current music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel. This class will examine the history of El Sistema through class presentations accompanied by a variety of short documentaries and video clips. This class should appeal to anyone who believes in the power of music to change lives and bring about the best in humanity.

Videos
Mahler, Symphony No. 1
National Children's Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Salzburg Festival, 2013



Bernstein, "Mambo"
Sim
ón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela


Moncayo, Huapango
Sim
ón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela


Márquez, Danzón No. 2
Sim
ón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela


Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Sim
ón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Barcelona, Spain, Palau de la Musica, 2017



Resources
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