Can I suggest that you take some time to watch these two video’s from TED. Click here and you can see the inspiration behind El Sistema (the System), Jose, Antonio Abrue: and hear his astonishing story of how an idea has transformed the lives of almost 300,000 young people, not counting the impact on thier families and communities. How one man (or woman) with vision, belief, heart, skill and tenacity can really change things.
Reported in TimesOnLine, El Sistema has come to Raploch estate in Stirling, supported by the Scottish Arts Council, and we are hoping to bring them to Dundee for a future Go Dundee Event. Watch this space!
Once you’ve watched ‘the angel’ – as he is called by one of his proteges, the conducor for this performance, Gustavo Dudamel. Gustavo is himself a product of the El Sistema, and recently was named the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s music director. He also continues to conduct other orchestras around the world – you can click here to see the orchestra perform.
Mind blowing and heart expanding stuff.