Gustavo Dudamel will direct two concerts in the Palau de la Música

On the 16th and 17th of January the Venezuelan director will lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, a recognised orchestra that is also an instrument for the social integration of young people

Charismatic Venezuelan director, Gustavo Dudamel, in conjunction with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, will offer two consecutive concerts in the Palau de la Música. The programme for the first, on the 16th of January, will include Symphony No 5 in C Minor, by Ludwig van Beethoven in addition to a selection of pieces by Richard Wagner that will include the second act of his famous opera Tannhäuser and the second act of Siegfried. They will be accompanied by the Orfeó Català choral society and the Palau de la Música Chamber Choir.

For the second concert, on the 17th, Dudamel and company will interpret two pieces: Three Symphonic Versions, by Hispano-Cuban composer, Julián Orbón, and Symphony No 5 in C# Minor, by the late-romantic Austrian-born composer, Gustav Mahler.

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, from Venezuela, was founded by maestro José Antonio Abreu and its 180 members have performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in Asia, Europe and the Americas under renowned directors the likes of Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Helmuth Rilling and Catalan director, Salvador Brotons.

The orchestra is considered to be one of the finest products to come out of El Sistema, a Venezuelan musical education programme that emphasises the systemisation of musical education as a means of personal development and social integration. Director of the orchestra since 1999, Gustavo Dudamel is entrusted with the task of making music accessible to everyone.
 

Gustavo Dudamel and The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra

When: January 16th and 17th, 20:30 pm

Price: from 32 to 160 €

Where: Palau de la Música Catalana

More information about the concert on the 16th, by clicking here

More information about the concert on the 17th, by clicking here

Publication date: Monday, 12 January 2015
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