|The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela celebrates the bicentenary of Latin America's independence|
|Written by Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar|
|Friday, 10 June 2011 13:27|
Last year, many events were held in South America to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of the process that led to the independence. Colombia organized a pop concert that featured Juanes, Shakira and Aterciopelados, Mexico celebrated it with traveling exhibitions and Argentina with a rock-reggae concert. This year, the Bicentennial independence festivities continue with a South American tour by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
Dudamel and the orchestra will perform two alternating programs on the tour, one featuring Mahler's epic Seventh Symphony and the other featuring Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Chavez's Symphonia India, Castellano's Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, and the second suite from Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe.
During the tour, chamber music ensembles drawn from the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra will give outreach concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Paulinia (Brazil) and Santiago de Chile.