Dudamel Leads The Ibero American Youth Orchestra In Debut Performance - Gustavo Dudamel

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11 December 2009

Dudamel leads the Ibero-American Youth Orchestra in debut performance

The Ibero-American Youth Orchestra, led by Gustavo Dudamel, gave its first public performance on December 1 at the closing ceremony of the 19th Ibero-American Summit, held this year in Estoril, Portugal.  The El Sistema-modeled orchestra, which is comprised of 130 musicians from the twenty-two Ibero-American countries, was formed in 2008 with the the mission to encourage music education among underprivileged youth. 

The annual Ibero-American summit, which is attended by leaders of the twenty-two Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America and Europe, was first held in Mexico in 1991.  

Read coverage of the event in El Nacional