Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela bring the music of Latin America to audiences across the United States on a five-city tour that sees performances in Berkeley (Nov. 29 & 30), Chicago (Dec. 2), Washington, D.C. (Dec. 4), Philadelphia (Dec. 5), and New York’s Carnegie Hall (Dec. 10 & 11). While on tour, Gustavo and the Bolívars will perform works by such Latin American composers as Carlos Chávez, Julián Orbón, Silvestre Revueltas, Esteban Benzecry, Antonio Estévez, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Audiences in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. will have a chance to hear Gustavo and the Bolívars perform Strauss’s tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie.
Gustavo and the Bolívars’ New York concerts are part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Latin America festival. As part of this residency, on December 8, Gustavo, Dr. José Antonio Abreu, and Dr. Leon Botstein will participate in a panel discussion about El Sistema’s influence on educational thinking in the United States.
"It's a family": Gustavo on the Bolívars: