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Venezuelan music system grows in Los Angeles

Venezuelan music system grows in Los Angeles

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on March 01, 2014

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra continues to arouse emotions. By bringing the splendor of classical music and composers worldwide, motivates children the wish to be musicians and spread the desire to learn to play an instrument.

This was demonstrated during its presentation last Thursday at the amphitheater of the El Sereno Elementary School, where an ensemble of trumpets strengthened the interest for music in hundreds of young students.

Eight offered a short trumpet repertoire that did not exceed 30 minutes, to liven up the morning. The group of Gaudi Sanchez, Tomas Medina, Andres Gonzalez, Andres Ascanio, Roman Grada, Wilfrido Galarraga, Victor Galarraga and Eleafar Riobueno, played four pieces.

The musicians played pieces such as Canterburry, by the English composer Gordon Jacob; Sonoran Desert, by the American Eric Ewasen; Libertango by the Italian Astor Piazzola,, and Venezolaneando, an array by Eleafar Riobueno.

The artists were greeted by children with a loud applause. The performers also shared their experiences and answered questions from the kids, in a cultural exchange spiced with hints of humor.

Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, in partnership with The System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela, provides instruments and music lessons to underprivileged children, most born in families of immigrants and raised in areas with high rates of crime.

Composing and performing a symphony is the dream that boosts the Yola initiative, which currently has three centers in the U.S. city: Yola At Exponse in the south of the capital, Yola at Hola located in the Rampart District and Yola at Lachsa, in the east.

Thursday night, a group of 50 musicians (violins, chellos, and flute) from the SBYOV joined the junior and youth orchestra at Hola Yola. Under the baton of Nikki Shorts, played a small two piece repertoire opened with Dragon Slayer de Grice, and closed with the Ode to Joy from Beethoven.

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