Sounds Venezuela

Friday 6 June 2014 - Sunday 8 June 2014

From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 June, Sounds Venezuela: Nucleo transforms Southbank Centre into a bustling musical neighbourhood.

Download a full timetable for the weekend here

Come and play, sing, listen and be inspired.

At the heart of the weekend we are pleased to welcome back the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The Orchestra perform a duo of concerts that showcase works by some of the best-loved classical composers, from Stravinsky's exotic Firebird Suite on Friday evening to Manuel de Falla's witty ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat on Sunday afternoon.

Everyone from young children to the keenest classical music fan will be able to enjoy these orchestral gems.

Plus throughout the weekend enjoy over 50 free events from Samba workshops to giant orchestras and ride-along rehearsals to giant ukulele jams!

The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is one of the most important products of the orchestral academic programme of the Fundación Musical “Simón Bolívar” (Fundamusical Bolívar) - or as it is commonly known, el Sistema.

Over the last decade Southbank Centre has been at the heart of the ‘social transformation through music’ movement in the UK, working closely with Maestro José Antonio Abreu (the Founder and Director of El Sistema), the conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and young musicians from el Sistema, all of whom are inspiring figures for artists and educationalists worldwide.

Our local ‘nucleo’ opens its doors Friday 6 June, Wheatsheaf Hall, 3pm – 4pm 

Inspired by the hugely successful El Sistema programme in Venezuela, In Harmony Lambeth, in partnership with Southbank Centre, is our local version of a Venezuelan nucleo (music centre).

For nucleo 2014 they open their doors to allow members of the public to see their inspired programme in action. Young musicians from In Harmony programmes across England join together during this rehearsal to create the In Harmony Festival Orchestra, in preparation for their Royal Festival Hall performance on Saturday 7 June with the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Download instructions on how to get to Wheatsheaf Hall here

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