This article reads like a press release or a news article or is entirely based on routine coverage. It all began with 11 students in program methodology of speech development in children underground parking garage under the leadership of José Antonio Abreu. English as “National Network of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela”. And it has the ability to unite an entire community, and to express sublime feelings.
Abreu has navigated the program for nearly four decades, through ten different administrations, flourishing “with the backing and material support of seven consecutive Venezuelan governments, ranging across the political spectrum from center-right to the current leftist presidency of Hugo Chávez”. This was the title of the El Nacional news about the National Youth Orchestra appeared on February 2, 1976. Converted and assumed as the motto of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela, “Play and Fight”, reflects the determination and the commitment that has always characterized its members and that have made El Sistema the most important orchestral and social project in music history. Gustavo Dudamel, current musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, had his musical beginnings in El Sistema. According to Dudamel, “music saved my life and has saved the lives of thousands of at risk children in Venezuelalike food, like health care, like education, music has to be a right for every citizen. The program is known for rescuing young people in extremely impoverished circumstances from the environment of drug abuse and crime into which they would likely otherwise be drawn. The Venezuelan government began fully financing Abreu’s orchestra after it succeeded at “International Festival of Youth Orchestras” in 1976 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
From the beginning, El Sistema fell under the dominion of social-services ministries, not the ministry of culture, which has strategically helped it to survive. Ministry of Family, Health and Sports. As “El Sistema”, its goal is to use music for the protection of childhood through training, rehabilitation and prevention of criminal behaviour. In September 2007, with Abreu present on the television program, President Hugo Chávez announced a new government program, Misión Música, designed to provide tuition and music instruments to Venezuelan children. 150 million loan for the construction of seven regional centers of El Sistema throughout Venezuela. Many bankers within the IDB originally objected to the loan on the grounds that classical music is for the elite. The project has been extended to the penal system.
On 25 May 2008, Leidys Asuaje wrote for Venezuelan daily El Nacional: “The plan to humanize jails through music began eleven months ago under the tutelage of the Ministry of the Interior and Justice and FESNOJIV. In November 2014, British music scholar Geoffrey Baker published a newspaper article and a book that disputed many of the claims made by and about El Sistema and suggested that much of the publicly circulating information about the program was hyperbolic or simply false. An important product of El Sistema is the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. In the mid-1990s, Abreu formed the National Children’s Youth Orchestra, and many young musicians graduated from it to the Simón Bolívar which grew considerably in size. However, this “became an opportunity to re-create the ensemble as two separate performing entities. This section contains information of unclear or questionable importance or relevance to the article’s subject matter.
This section relies too much on references to primary sources. El Sistema USA is a membership organization which supports and encourages more than 80 El Sistema-inspired programs throughout the United States, a number which is growing rapidly. A visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music. A new model for social change.
Abreu appeared in a public symposium on El Sistema on 7 November 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts, where he gave the keynote speech of the public symposium on El Sistema on the WGBH Forum Network. A significant panel of speakers was present. At the November 2007 symposium Abreu expressed his delight at the prospect of joining with the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston and other musical institutions in the United States to create a Pan-American movement. The New World”, he said, “is nothing less than all three Americas. And so what we are in the process of creating is really an expression of a new, transcontinental social and musical culture. Orchestrating Diversity in Saint Louis, Missouri are also inspired by El Sistema.
It is managed by two Sistema Fellows, graduates of the 2010 and 2012 Program at the New England Conservatory of Music. The Atlanta Music Project offers both an orchestral and a choral music program. 2010 at Como Elementary, funded by The Goff Family Foundation in partnership with the Fort Worth Independent School District. BRAVO is an independent non-profit organization.