Every year, since 2006, Bancaribe and the Simón Bolívar Music Foundation present in Caracas a youth festival that showcases the virtuosity of El Sistema’s ensembles. This year’s edition kicked off on November 7 and features five ensembles that promote non-academic music genres as well as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel.
The Bolívars and Dudamel will appear next Friday, November 29, with a program featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven’s Symphony No 4.
A day before, November 28, the Simón Bolívar Latin-Caribbean Orchestra, under Alberto Vergara, will present a program made up of songs by Ray Barreto, Tito Puente, Rubén Blades, Fito Paez, Tito Rodríguez, Juan Luis Guerra and Cheo Feliciano.
On November 30, at 5:00 p. m., maestro Daniel Hurtado will lead the Simón Bolívar Symphonic Rock Orchestra in a tribute concert to The Beatles. Hey Jude, Come Together, Let it be, Yesterday, Love me do, Michelle and many other songs by the legendary British band will be performed.
The Guárico Folk Orchestra, which is part of the Alma Llanera Folk Music Program, will give the closing concert of the festival on December 1 at 11:00 a.m.
All the concerts will be held at the National Center for Social Action through Music and the entrance is free.