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Special Events, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel, music director; November 29 & 30, 2012

Overview

Reaching for the Stars: A Forum on Music Education Full Details

¡MUSICA!
A Celebration of Music from Latin America

Thu, Nov 29

CHÁVEZ
Sinfonia india

ORBÓN
Tres versions sinfonicas

REVUELTAS
La noche de los Mayas

Fri, Nov 30

BENZECRY
Rituales Amerindos, II: Chaac (Maya water god)

VILLA-LOBOS
Chôros No. 10

ESTÉVEZ
Cantata Criolla

University Chorus and the Pacific Boychoir

This season, audiences can also experience the bright future of classical music as superstar music director Gustavo Dudamel arrives in Berkeley with his extraordinary Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, a ensemble of young musicians who have taken the world by storm with their stunning playing and vibrant energy.

Composed of 200 young musicians, the orchestra is the flagship of the orchestral program of the State Foundation for the Venezuelan System of Youth and Child Orchestras, nicknamed El Sistema. The celebrated program involves some 250,000 members across the country in a system of preschool, children's, and youth orchestras (as well as over 30 professional adult symphonic ensembles). "For the children that we work with, music is practically the only way to a dignified social destiny," says José Antonio Abreu, the orchestra's founder. "Poverty means loneliness, sadness, anonymity. An orchestra means joy, motivation, teamwork, the aspiration to success."

"These young musicians and their charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, have won a big following on the international concert circuit," says London's Financial Times. "The story of an orchestra forged in deprived neighborhoods is almost enough to explain that in itself, but seeing them in the flesh brings social theory exultantly to life in a way no textbook could hope to achieve...the blistering energy of their playing hit London like a bolt from the blue."

Come celebrate the music of Latin America—and witness the thrilling future of classical music—with these amazing musicians.

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Residency Activities

Building on the values of artistic excellence, accessibility and advocacy inherent in the engagement of Maestro Dudamel and the extraordinary Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Cal Performances has created a wide-reaching residency designed to have an enduring impact on music education.

Conference
Reaching for the Stars: A Forum on Music Education
Nov 28 & 29
Zellerbach Playhouse

A two day conference about music education. Nov 28: "The Transformative Power of Music"; Nov 29: "Bringing the Work Forward: The Possibilities for a Musical Education"; and a culminating workshop led by Eric Booth, "What's Possible: El Sistema and What it Opens For Us" open to all conference participants. Registration and further information on Reach for the Stars or contact eduprogramscalperformances.org

Master Class for the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Tue, Nov 27, 7:30 pm
Hertz Hall

Gustavo Dudamel coaches the UC Symphony Orchestra in an open rehearsal. This event is open to observers.

SchoolTime Performance
Wed, Nov 28, 11 am
Zellerbach Hall

An hour long, daytime performance for K-12 students. Pre-registration is required, open to K-12 schools and home school associations only.

Sightlines Pre-performance talks
Thu and Fri, Nov 29 and Nov 30, 7 pm
Zellerbach Hall

Thirty-minute talks by Tricia Tunstall, author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema and the Transformative Power of Music, scheduled one hour prior to curtain for both performances. Open to performance ticket holders of that night's performance only.

Music Workshops
Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra will bring their love of music to schools and music programs throughout the Bay Area. Limited sessions are available. Contact eduprogramscalperformances.org for further information and applications.

TEMPO: Teens Empowered by Music Performance Opportunities
Cal Performances launches a new program designed to enrich the lives of teens with our new program. Using the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra residency as an inspiration and launching point, TEMPO provides opportunities for young people to create music and experience performances by the world's most accomplished artists. In this inaugural session, students will encounter orchestral music and Venezuelan culture; make music together; and attend a performance of SBSO. Open to participants only.

Music Education Conference

Cal Performances takes a major stand for music education with a two day conference for music educators and music enthusiasts alike!

Reaching for the Stars:
A Forum on Music Education


Registration: $30 includes all conference activities Nov 28 & 29. (Single-day tickets also available at $15 each. To attend both days, purchase two single-day tickest.) For more information and to register:

More Details

Highlights include:

Wed, Nov 28
The Transformative Power of Music
1:30–6:30 pm
Zellerbach Playhouse, University of California, Berkeley

Key Note by Eric Booth and a conversation with José Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's El Sistema music education system, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and Cal Performances' director, Matías Tarnopolsky, focusing on El Sistema and its implications for music education.

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Thu, Nov 29
Bringing the Work Forward: The Possibilities for a Musical Education
12–6 pm
Zellerbach Playhouse, University of California, Berkeley

Plenary session led by teaching artist Eric Booth, with participation by leaders in music education including Gillian Moore of London's Southbank Centre; Leni Boorstin of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Stanford Thompson of Philadelphia's Play On Philly, and others. Participants are invited to a culminating music education workshop with Eric Booth, Expanding What's Possible: El Sistema and What It Opens for Us."

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Related Events

Education & Community Events: Sightlines
Fri, Nov 29, 7-7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 30, 7-7:30 pm

Zellerbach Hall
Thirty-minute talks by Tricia Tunstall, author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema and the Transformative Power of Music, scheduled one hour prior to curtain for both performances. Open to performance ticket holders of that night's performance only.

Sightlines Pre-performance talks
Thu and Fri, Nov 29 and Nov 30, 7 pm
Zellerbach Hall

Thirty-minute talks by Tricia Tunstall, author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema and the Transformative Power of Music, scheduled one hour prior to curtain for both performances. Open to performance ticket holders of that night's performance only.

Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Thu, Nov 29, 8 pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,200+)

During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Multimedia

Matías Tarnopolsky talks to Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem
Matías Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances, talks to Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem about their love of classical music and why they are sponsoring the Orchestra Residency of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel, conductor.

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Thu, Nov 29, 8 pm
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Fri, Nov 30, 8 pm
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Chicago Tribune
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