El Sistema • Venezuelan Brass & Choir
TOMÁS LUIS VICTORIA Quam Pulchri sunt
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Ecco mormorar l'onde
ANTON BRUCKNER Os Justi
SERGE RACHMANINOFF Ave Maria
FRANK MARTIN Kyrie
RANDALL THOMPSON Alleluia
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI O Gloriosa Virginum
CÉSAR ALEJANDRO CARRILLO O Magnum Mysterium
ERIC WHITACRE Lux Aurumque
ÁNGEL SAUCE Tarde del Trópico
ANTONIO LAURO Allá va un encobijado
Based on a poem by Rubén Darío
PABLO CAMACARO Patatín, patatán
Based on a text by Luis Laguna
Arrangement: Modesta Bor
ÁNGEL GUANIPA El Guapo
Arrangement: Rafael Suárez
GIANCARLO CASTRO Grand Fanfare, Op. 7
WILLIAM BYRD The Earle of Oxford's March
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Overture - Music for Royal Fireworks
JUAN CALDARELLA / ALEJANDRO SCARPINO Canaro en Paris
ZEQUINHA DE ABREU Tico Tico no fubá
Tomás Medina, Trumpet Soloist
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Selections of West Side Story (Somewhere-Mambo)
GEORGE GERSHWIN I got rhythm
We thank for the support and collaboration:
Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar. Órgano Rector del Sistema Nacional de las Orquestas y Coros Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela. Tocar y Luchar.
End of concert approx. 22:00.
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Thomas Clamor, Conductor
Venezuelan Brass Ensemble
Juan Gorrín, Conductor
Lourdes Sánchez, Conductor
Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Lourdes Sánchez, Chorus Master
The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble was founded in 2003 by the German trumpeter Thomas Clamor, implementing an idea of José Antonio Abreu. It unites the best brass players and percussionists of the various El Sistema orchestras in one ensemble. Since its founding, the ensemble has been on many highly successful tours to Germany, England, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA and of course also within Latin America. Its mixed programme of classics and South American hits proves not only the ensemble’s musical abilities, but often brings thousands of listeners to their feet in rapture – for example at the memorable BBC Proms in London.
The Brass Ensemble is still directed by Thomas Clamor. Since his first visit to Venezuela in 2001, the German musician has maintained close ties with El Sistema: in addition to leading the Brass Ensemble, he regularly gives master classes for children and teenagers there. He played an essential role in establishing the first Latin American Brass Academy in Venezuela.
The Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir was founded in 2006 and is one of the ensembles which have acted as an ambassador for El Sistema outside Venezuela. Its guest appearances in Germany and the USA were internationally acclaimed. The chorus is directed by Lourdes Sánchez, who is also the director of the entire El Sistema choral department. As part of the Salzburg Festival, the Venezuelan youth chorus will also perform in Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8 as well as Mozart’s Missa in C Minor under Gustavo Dudamel’s baton. Simon Rattle and Krzysztof Penderecki have previously conducted this choral ensemble.