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Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

“gusto and technical finesse”—San Francisco Chronicle

Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor
Sir Simon Rattle
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School, and José Antonio Abreu, Founder/Director, FESNOJIV (the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra System).
BARTÓK   Concerto for Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 10

BERNSTEIN   Mambo from West Side Story

The Berlin in Lights festival is made possible by a leadership gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from Martha and Bob Lipp and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by Axel Springer AG, GWFF USA Inc., and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
This performance is sponsored by Fundación Mercantil (Venezuela).

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The Simón Bolívar Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, has continuously aimed to create new opportunities for musical excellence in Venezuela for the past 30 years.

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About the Music

Koussevitzky hailed the Concerto for Orchestra as the “best orchestra piece of the last 25 years,” and demonstrated his confidence in the score by putting it in the Boston Symphony Orchestra program again only three weeks after the premiere performances.

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