High School Musicians
This deserves a separate post. I had it initially attached to the previous post Mouseland: both borrowed from Renegade Eye‘s blog.
Here are the wonderful High school musicians from Venezuela. Don’t miss Arturo Márquez‘ Danzón No. 2 at minute 6.50 directed by Gustavo Dudamel
Founded in 1975 by the very inspiring José Abreu, El Sistema is a publicly financed voluntary sector music-education program in Venezuela. “Our first goal is not to create professional musicians,… Our goal is to rescue the children.” Lennar Acosta, now a clarinetist in the Caracas Youth Orchestra and a tutor at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory, had been arrested nine times for armed robbery and drug offenses before the sistema offered him a clarinet.
See also: Venezuela youths transformed by music
I didn’t learn anything like that in high school, not much else either. Anyway here I am on the obsessive-compulsive mode, listening to the second part over and over again:)