Friday, June 05, 2009

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra officials visit the Montalbán Children's Education Centre of El Sistema

Yesterday, the NBYO team visited Montalbán Children's Education Centre of El Sistema. This Centre serves 1,500 children from ages three and up. They enjoyed performances from four different orchestras at different age levels -- all of which were nothing short of inspiring. This clip is a performance by the Caracas Children's Orchestra conducted by 16-year-old prodigy Maestro Abreu and Gustavo Dudamel. This orchestra is comprised of 16-to-18-year-olds selected from various groups from throughout Caracas, Venezuela.

NBYO officials are currently on a week-long learning tour of Venezuela to study the possibility of bringing the El Sistema program to Canada.

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