27 June 2018
A Mi Maestro: Concert and Livestream
June 25 – 29, the global music community comes together in solidarity with Gustavo Dudamel to celebrate the life and legacy of Maestro José Antonio Abreu and his vision the role of the arts as a force for social change - in Latin America and around the world.
Gustavo, together with an “all-star” orchestra of world-class musicians from European and American orchestras travel to Santiago, Chile to perform two special “A mi Maestro” homage concerts with members of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Youth and Children's Orchestras Foundation of Chile (FOJI).
This is the first time in the history of Latin America such an international ensemble combining musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela join with young people from South America in a combined musical and pedagogical project building bridges and uniting cultures.
The two A mi Maestro concerts, conducted by Gustavo, are dedicated to Maestro Abreu’s memory and to the hundreds of El Sistema-inspired programs around the world. The programme consists of some of Maestro Abreu’s favorite symphonic pieces: Wagner’s Lohengrin Prelude (Act I), Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony.
In recognition of his commitment to young people, education and combating social inequalities through the arts, the National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA) of Chile has selected Gustavo to receive the prestigious Pablo Neruda Order of Artistic and Cultural Merit, named after one of the artistic giants of Latin America who, in his time, was a champion of culture, education, and social justice. In many ways, Pablo Neruda’s values echoes those of Maestro Abreu and the spirit of El Sistema.
In celebration of Maestro Abreu's impact on young people everywhere, Gustavo’s A mi Maestro concerts at CorpArtes in Santiago will be available to audiences across the globe via Livestream broadcast on numerous platforms. Please join us!