Title: El Sistema at Salzburg Festival
Conductor: Simon Rattle, Jesús Parra *
Artist: National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, White Hands Choir of Venezuela singing music by Rutter, Palma, Mozart, Cespedes, Freites, Piazzolla
Rarely has an orchestra enchanted and thrilled ist audience as did the National Children's Orchestra of Venezuela at the Salzburg Festival! This astonishing group was founded in 2010 by José Antonio Abreu as part of El Sistema, and Sir Simon Rattle conducted ist first-ever concert in Caracas. At the Salzburg Festival, it was Rattle on the podium again, conducting the children's orchestra at its international debut.
A choir for hard-of-hearing and deaf youths? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but the one-of-a-kind White Hands Choir of Venezuela proves the opposite, and this 60-mins film documents the choir's first tour abroad following an invitation from the Salzburg Festival. The programme features Latin-American folk songs and Piazzolla arrangements as well as choral works by Mozart and Rutter.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan"
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances: IV. Mambo
Johann Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228
Alberto Ginastera: Estancia Suite, Op. 8a *
Issued: United States | Naxos