[act-ma] 4/18 Venezuelan El Sistema 7/4 Ensemble
cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Apr 18 13:11:12 PDT 2014
Last chance to see Venezuelan El Sistema 7/4 Ensemble (tonigh)
FRIDAY APRIL 18 // STRAND THEATER, DORCHESTER // 7:30PM
543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125
Venezuelan El Sistema 7/4 Ensemble (See article below for info on other
The Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble, a hot young musical septet from
Barquisimeto, Venezuela, that is a product of the renowned El Sistema
music-education program, will visit the Harvard Graduate School of
Education during their Boston residency.
Featuring introductions and discussion with El Sistema USA founder Mark
Churchill, HGSE Arts in Education program director Steve Seidel, and
Boston-area music educators.
Co-sponsored by the HGSE Arts in Education program
(http://www.gse.harvard.edu/academics/masters/aie/ ), the Boston
Philharmonic (http://www.bostonphil.org), and the Conservatory Lab
Charter School (http://conservatorylab.org) .
/Experience the mind-blowing passion and intensity of
Venezuelan El Sistema's musical fireworks right here in
Boston. These seven extraordinarily talented young musicians
thrill audiences with selections from classical, jazz, latin,
and pop genres. Don't miss the chance to hear their Boston
Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble
At the beginning of 2011, four Venezuelan trumpet players, all products
of the Venezuelan System of Children and Youth Orchestras (El Sistema),
decided to explore and conquer new musical frontiers beyond their
experience as an academic trumpet quartet, having as their ambition to
play not only the Venezuelan repertoire but also the vast repertoire of
the entire American continent. To achieve this they invited to their
ensemble three outstanding performers of the Venezuelan cuatro, the
double bass and percussion to create a unique new musical organization.
ENSEMBLE 7/4 has definitely become an innovative musical and artistic
voice, which starts with the use of the trumpet in genres that usual
don't feature it, like the Venezuelan joropo or the Argentinian tango.
Other innovations include the creation of arrangements influenced by a
deep investigation of the musical styles of countries such as Cuba,
Mexico and the USA. These arrangements respect the original sonorities
of the native music and feature a broad range of colors and timbres
within the same instrument. In particular the group's TOUR PABELLON
CRIOLLO, a consolidation of its artistic and musical vision, is like a
journey in which rhythms, melodies, colors and tastes intrinsic to our
American countries join happily together.
SUNDAY APRIL 13 // DAVID FRIEND RECITAL HALL, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
// 7:30PM <http://www.bostonphil.org/events/74-ensemble>
Ensemble Member Bios and picture at
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