El Sistema http://wrti.org en Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas http://wrti.org/post/mahler-people-la-philharmonic-caracas The <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15004257/los-angeles-philharmonic-orchestra" target="_blank">Los Angeles Philharmonic</a> and its conductor, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15329418/gustavo-dudamel" target="_blank">Gustavo Dudamel</a>, have just returned from a tour in Caracas, Venezuela, where they performed <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16039387/gustav-mahler" target="_blank">Gustav Mahler</a>'s 8th Symphony.<p>The music is known as the "Symphony of a Thousand," and Dudamel led a chorus of more than 1,100 together with <em>two </em>orchestras — the Philharmonic and the Simo Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:20:09 +0000 editor 1195 at http://wrti.org Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor http://wrti.org/post/tune-philly-local-start-el-sistema-inspired-endeavor <p>A five-day-a-week training program in West Philadelphia aims to provide a safe haven and cultivate lasting skills through classical music. At St. Francis de Sales school, students in grades one through seven are the focal point of the newly launched after-school project: TUNE UP PHILLY. It's the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's version of Venezuela's youth orchestras and ensembles known as El Sistema. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about its transformative potential.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:49:32 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 3364 at http://wrti.org TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor