Concerts

20 December 2018
20 December 2018, 20:00
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Venezuela & Friends

20/12/2018 - 8pm

LA MALS - MA SCÈNE NATIONALE - Sochaux

21/12/2018 - 8pm
LEDOUX THEATRE - THE 2 SCENES - Scène nationale de Besançon

PROGRAM & DISTRIBUTION
Inocente Carreño Margariteña (Glosa sinfónica)

Efrain Oscher Concerto for double bass

Mystery Work

Leonard Bernstein West Side Story, symphonic dances

Double BassEdicson Ruiz
Director: JEAN-FRANÇOIS VERDIER
SYMPHONICS
ABOUT US
For more than forty years, El Sistema has been training young people in music in Venezuela. These children and teenagers from the most disadvantaged backgrounds learn music but also to live together. Some are even entering the international scene, such as the prodigious double bass player Edicson Ruiz.

Mid-1950s, Manhattan: rival Jets and Sharks gangs fight daily for control of their territory. If West Side Story replays Romeo and Juliet's drama, the work addresses a crucial question: what perspectives can a society give or refuse to give to its youth? Here is the challenge taken up a few decades later by the El Sistema programme, which trained thousands of young Venezuelans from disadvantaged backgrounds in music. This is the case of 21-year-old bassist Edicson Ruiz, the youngest artist recruited to date by the phalanx that makes any musician dream, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Duration: 1h40 with intermission