Simón Bolívar Sin Duda

The Cowboy wrote recently about Gustavo Dudamel and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Well, they are currently in a week-long residency at the Southbank Centre in London.

From the FT:

“It is as if Venezuela has the biggest and best football team in the world. When the 100-plus young players of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra change into their Venezuelan yellow, blue and red strip for their encores, the festive mood is like being on the terraces when the national team wins the World Cup – raucous noise, patriotic fervour, joyous celebration.”

From the Telegraph:

“Expectations could hardly have been higher. The last time this remarkable orchestra came to Britain, for the Proms in 2007, they set the Albert Hall alight with their infectious joy, exuberant antics and unbridled enthusiasm for making music.”

There’s another performance on the 18th, but it is sold out – returns, an agent, or a nice friend are your only chance.  There are related events and a live simulcast, however, so if your horse is stabled in London this week, ride on over.

Here’s Dudamel with the encore (and Cowboy Sol!):

Wow!  Sin duda.

Published in: on April 17, 2009 at 21:53  Comments Off on Simón Bolívar Sin Duda  
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