El Sistema

22 Mar

Jeni sent me a link that I have only just now been able to watch.  The first video is a talk by Jose Abreu, a Venezuelan who had a Suzuki-like vision for the children and music  in Venezuela thirty years ago, about what came of that vision.

The second link is to a performance by one of the leading youth orchestras in Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, whcame up through Abreu’s program and is now the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

I wish there were more discussion of how El Sistema functions, and how it compares and contrasts with the Suzuki system.

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