TED - Maestros, if you please Select talk #5 from the list
The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela’s life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez’ Danzón No. 2.
Don’t miss the second one, especially. I have’t heard any music from Mexican composer Arturo Márquez before.
Venezuela is a different Latin American country – and its independent behavior, (under Chavez) has often annoyed the US and its oil companies – by taking money from them to help its social programs, such as El Systema.
Maestro Dudamel (clearly a Mestizo) speaks American English without a trace of an accent. As well he might, because he is the musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is active in the international classical music scene – a world of its own.
Michael Tilson Thomas in talk #1 of this series gives us an excellent overview of this world.