Archivo de la categoría: Small ensembles

Teresa Carreño String Quartet

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Teresa Carreño String quartet (TCSQ) consists of four talented members of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (Lila Vivas, site first violin; Gustavo Briceño, drugs second violin; Ramon Carrero, viola; and Isaac Loreto, violoncello) who decided to develop their skills as chamber musicians.
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Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

Formed in 2005 as a trumpet quartet, stuff in 2011 it became a septet by incorporating a cuatro player, sale pills a bassist and a drummer into the group with the idea of extending its musical boundaries and including the Latin American music into its repertoire. Leer más

Carabobo Brass Ensemble

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Carabobo Brass Ensemble (CBE) was formed in 2007 from the ranks of the Carabobo Youth Orchestra.
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Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

Conformado por miembros de la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, el Cuarteto de Cuerdas Simón Bolívar surge para estudiar, desarrollar y promover la música de cámara en Venezuela, así como para implementar actividades didácticas con niños y jóvenes.
Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Made up of members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela —Alejandro Carreño (violin), Boris Suárez (violin), Ismel Campos (viola) and Aimon Mata (violoncello)—, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet (SBSQ) was formed to help promote chamber music in Venezuela by means of artistic and academic activities.

The SBSQ has shared stages with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Chilingirian Quartet, and the Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet; and has studied with maestros Donald Weilerstein, Andras Keller, Ulyses Ascanio, David Ascanio, Frank Di Polo, Wolfram Christ, Marilou Speaker Churchill, and Pinchas Zukerman.

In 2010, the quartet toured the UK. They appeared at the South Bank Centre in London, the Saint George’s Hall in Liverpool and the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.

In 2011 they toured Venezuela and conducted master classes on chamber music aimed at children and young people. That same year, the SBSQ served as ensemble in residence at the Saint Denis Festival in France; and participated in the Ravello Festival, where the quartet shared the stage with the Teatro alla Scala String Quartet.

In 2012, the SBSQ appeared at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the University of Toronto’s Walter Hall, and at a special ceremony at Carleton University that honored maestro Abreu. That year, the SBSQ made a seven-city tour of Japan and released its debut album under Deutsche Grammophon.

In April 2013, the SBSQ participated in the 1st Internacional Music Festival of Bogotá with a program made up of works by Brahms, Beethoven and Ginastera. In autumn of that year, the quartet appeared at the Salzburg Festival, along with other El Sistema ensembles.

Libertadores String Quartet

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Libertadores String Quartet was formed in 2012 with the idea of disseminating and promoting chamber music in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America through academic activities and the performance of emblematic national and international compositions.
Libertadores String Quartet

The quartet is made up of four members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV): Ollantay Velásquez (violin), Eddie Cordero (violin), Otto Rodríguez (viola) and José David Márquez (cello).

Just a month after its debut, the Libertadores String Quartet gave a series of educational concerts in Haiti under an agreement signed between that nation and Venezuela to develop a music education program modeled after El Sistema. That same year, the quartet made its US debut performing on Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series as part of the Voices from Latin America Festival.

In 2013, the quartet conducted workshops and rehearsals in Angola, Peru, and Japan aimed at the members of the Kaposoka Youth and Children’s Orchestra, the Sinfonia por el Perú Program,  and the Soma Children’s Orchestra, respectively.

In November of that year, the Libertadores String Quartet toured the UK. The tour included appearances in Aberdeen, Stirling, Glasgow, Liverpool and London; and featured special, community and educational concerts, as well as master classes and rehearsals with students at El Sistema programs in the UK, among other activities.

A month later, the LSQ conducted workshops and gave concerts for at-risk children from the cities of Riohacha and Bogotá in Colombia.

The Libertadores String Quartet is part of the Venezuelan Network of Quartets and the Latin American Academy of Chamber Music of the Simón Bolívar Music Foundation.

Simón Bolívar Big-Band Jazz

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Simón Bolívar Big-Band Jazz (SBBBJ) was established in November 2007 by Professor Valdemar Rodríguez and the acclaimed Venezuelan drummer Andrés Briceño with the idea of promoting and disseminating jazz music genres in Venezuela. The SBBBJ is made up of 40 students at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music.
Simón Bolívar Big-Band Jazz

In its short existence, bronchi the band has participated in seminars and workshops conducted by world renowned jazz maestros such as saxophonist Rolando Briceño; trumpet players James Seely, advice Edward Wolf and James Delano Zollar; trombonists James Richard Griffin and Stafford Hunter; pianists Daniel Asbury Mixon, anabolics Luis Perdomo and Ed Simon; and double bassist Miriam Sullivan. After attending a seminar by saxophonist Román Filiú the band brought off an extraordinary feat: covering Irakere’s Concierto para metales, one of the most complex works of the jazz repertoire.

The SBBJ has performed with legendaries jazz figures such as Nicolás Folmer, conductor of the London Big Band, and Dave Samuels and Robert Quintero from the Caribbean Jazz Project, who joined the band on stage.

The Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz has performed in many venues around Venezuela: the Simón Bolívar Hall at the National Center for Social Action through Music, the Corp Banca Cultural Center, the Alexander von Humboldt Theater of the Humboldt Cultural Association, the Montalbán Children’s Academic Center, the Theater of the Electricidad de Caracas, the Bello Monte Acoustic Shell, the Opera Theater of Maracay, the Juares Theater of Barquisimeto and the main hall of the Simón Bolívar University.

These Venezuelan musicians have taken part in the 2009 Jazz Festival of Barquisimeto; the 2009 Ajazzgo Festival, held in Cali, Colombia –where they performed before an audience of 15,000–; and the Al Parque Jazz Festival, held in Bogotá, where over 5,000 people applauded them.

Social responsibility is part of the core values upheld by the SBBJ. On March 13, 2010, they gave a charity concert organized by the Alliance Française Caracas and the Embassy of France to Venezuela to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The very same year, on May 18, the SBBJ gave a concert at the Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina, bringing thus rhythm and joy to the inmates of this penitentiary center.

In May 2011, the SBBBJ appeared with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at the National Center for Social Action through Music in Caracas. Under the baton of Manuel Galduf, they played a program that consisted of works by contemporary composers that blend jazz with classical music.

From October 31 to November 5, 2011, the SBBBJ made its first US tour featuring a concert series of three performances in New York and one in Boston, as well as an education and workshop series in New York City.

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble (VBE), drug formed in 2004, viagra is the most important young brass musicians’ ensemble of Venezuela. It is made up of El Sistema’s finest brass players and percussionists, mainly drawn from the ranks of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, who carry out an important educational work with the children from the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela.
Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

The ensemble made its debut under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in Hamburg in 2005 and, since then, the German maestro Thomas Clamor has been its music director.

The VBE has participated in major concert series in Venezuela and has toured Austria, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, England, Finland, Germany, Norway, the United States, Peru and Switzerland.

In 2007, the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble made a notable Proms debut before more than five thousand enthusiastic listeners at London’s Royal Albert Hall, receiving enthusiastic reviews from the press. That same year, its first album We Got Rhythm, and the concert DVD Gran Fanfaria were released under EMI Classics and Euro Arts, respectively.

In 2009, during the tour of Canada of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV), the Venezuela Brass Ensemble shared the stage with the Canadian Brass at the Koerner Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Led by Clamor, the VBE gave two concerts in England in 2011. The first one was held at the Brigewater Hall in Manchester, and the second at the South Bank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.  There, before a capacity audience of 2,700 the Venezuelan musicians played Giancarlo Castro’s Gran Fanfaria in their eagerness to premiere contemporary works, especially those by Venezuelan composers.

In January 2012, the VBE gave a concert at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles as part of the Mahler Project carried out by the SBSOV and the LA Phil. Three months later, the ensemble toured Norway and appeared at the Bergen International Festival.  In the summer of 2013, the VBE played at the Salzburg Festival.