Orchestras

Caracas Symphony Orchestra

Introduction

Dietrich Paredes is the orchestra’s Music Director.

The Caracas Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Youth Orchestra of Caracas) has now become one of the most representative orchestras of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, founded by Maestro José Antonio Abreu 40 years ago.

In 2011, the Orchestra made its international debut at the Bergen International Music Festival, followed by a highly acclaimed tour to Asia with concerts in China and Korea. In 2012, the orchestra’s touring work included concerts throughout Europe. In 2013 the Orchestra made its debut at the Salzburg Festival as part of an historic El Sistema residency involving over 1,000 young musicians. In addition, it also performed for the first time in Japan and returned to Korea.

In 2014, the Orchestra returned to Europe with concerts in Zurich, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest and Vienna among other cities.


Introduction

Dietrich Paredes is the orchestra’s Music Director.

The Caracas Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Youth Orchestra of Caracas) has now become one of the most representative orchestras of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, founded by Maestro José Antonio Abreu 40 years ago.

In 2011, the Orchestra made its international debut at the Bergen International Music Festival, followed by a highly acclaimed tour to Asia with concerts in China and Korea. In 2012, the orchestra’s touring work included concerts throughout Europe. In 2013 the Orchestra made its debut at the Salzburg Festival as part of an historic El Sistema residency involving over 1,000 young musicians. In addition, it also performed for the first time in Japan and returned to Korea.

In 2014, the Orchestra returned to Europe with concerts in Zurich, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest and Vienna among other cities.

Press

 
  • 20 Oct 20 De jeunes musiciens irrésistibles
    Halle aux Grains, Toulouse
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    “Comme l’Orchestre Teresa Carreno du Venezuela, déjà entendu à la Halle aux Grains, l’Orchestre symphonique de jeunes de Caracas affiche une solide maîtrise technique dans un répertoire classique exigeant. Fruit d’un système éducatif unique au monde, «El Sistema», la formation ouvrait mardi soir à la Halle la saison des Grands Interprètes sous la baguette de Dietrich Paredes, son directeur musical. Dans Stravinski comme Saint-Saëns, les Vénézuéliens affirment virtuosité individuelle et collective (bravo le basson, le hautbois), manifestent un engagement de tous les instants. Acclamés, ils termineront la soirée sur des rythmes d’Amérique Latine, pour le plus grand plaisir d’un public enthousiaste de deux mille auditeurs. Ils avaient auparavant conquis la salle par une superbe et grandiose interprétation de la Troisième Symphonie avec orgue de Saint-Saëns.”
    La Dépêche