Sunday, May 16, 2010

El Sistema

Intrigued by tonight's Sixty Minutes segment featuring El Sistema--"The System"--in which the lives of thousands of Venezuelan children have been changed through classical music? (The segment itself was about Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic/Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, himself a graduate of el sistema.)

Find out more about the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra by watching the excellent documentary El Sistema.

This DVD and many other fascinating films featuring real life are available at The Urbana Free Library. Place a hold by following the catalog link above, or call us at 217 367-4405.

While you're waiting, experience just a small taste of El Sistema through the trailer:

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