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Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

“youthful enthusiasm, technical finesse, and mature profundity” —New York Times

Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano
BERLIOZ   Le Carnaval romain Overture
CHOPIN   Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 5
BERNSTEIN   Mambo from West Side Story
GINASTERA   Malambo from Estancia

CHOPIN   Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 (played by Mr. Ax just before intermission)

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This performance is sponsored by Fundación Mercantil (Venezuela).

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The Simón Bolívar Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, has continuously aimed to create new opportunities for musical excellence in Venezuela for the past 30 years.

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About the Music

Composed in the fall of 1843, Le carnaval romain Overture was based on music from Berlioz’s opera Benvenuto Cellini. The Overture was first performed on February 3, 1844, in Paris, under the composer’s baton.

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