By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily
NOTE: I have reordered the posts by date (I think), separated them by media outlet, and added a new post from Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times) this afternoon.
Although the name “El Sistema,” the landmark music program that nurtured Gustavo Dudamel, now music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has become increasingly well known around the world, most of the stories have focued on Dudamel and the programs that organizations such as the L.A. Phil are launching in the U.S. to emulate the Venezuelan system.
With the Phil in Caracas this week for a repeat of its
“Mahler Project” cycle from last month in Los Angeles, both Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times and Daniel J. Wakin of
the New York Times are in Venezuela
providing reports not only on the concerts but mostly on the local aspects of
“El Sistema” and its impact on the hundreds of thousands of students who are
part of the program.”
Following are the stories published so far:
(Los Angeles Times):
Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil start things in Caracas
diary: A sweet Mahler’s Fourth and Dudamel-mania
Meeting the Youngest Musicians of El Sistema
Even Dudamel is wowed by huge Mahler rehearsal
L.A. Phil musicians get to know
Dudamel, Abreu and a multitude of young musicians
(New York Times):
Mahler Is O.K., but Gustavo, He’s Amazing
In Caracas, doubling up the orchestra
Fighting Poverty, Armed with Violins
A musical exchange in Venezuela:
El Sistema performs for the L.A. Philharmonic
Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic make waves in Caracas
(Sacramento Bee via AP)
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