Gustavo Dudamel Leads The Simon Bolivar Symphony At Carnegie Hall

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall in New York. (NPR)
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall in New York. (NPR)

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela — the orchestra he's led since his teen years — to Carnegie Hall with a program of thrilling Latin American music.

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Program:

  • Carlos Chávez: Sinfonia India
  • The double bass section files in. The orchestra was formerly known as the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. The musicians, and Gustavo Dudamel himself, are products of the El Sistema music education program in their native Venezuela.
    The double bass section files in. The orchestra was formerly known as the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. The musicians, and Gustavo Dudamel himself, are products of the El Sistema music education program in their native Venezuela.

  • Julián Orbón: Tres Versiones Sinfónicas
  • Silvestre Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

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Gustavo Dudamel wades through the orchestra just before the start of the Carnegie Hall concert.
Gustavo Dudamel wades through the orchestra just before the start of the Carnegie Hall concert.

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