El Sistema Residency – EXPO MILANO 2015, Italy
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015

Introduction

As part of EXPO MILANO 2015, Askonas Holt was delighted to be working with Teatro alla Scala to present an ambitious and exciting programme of performances by various El Sistema ensembles. Throughout August and early September, over 1000 young Venezuelan musicians performed at La Scala, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, and Expo 2015 Pavilions.

Under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela joined with the Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela to perform Puccini’s La bohème while, as part of the International Festival of Orchestras, the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (conducted by Christian Vásquez), the Youth Orchestra of Caracas (conducted by Dietrich Paredes) and the Sinfónica Nacional Infantil de Venezuela (conducted by Riccardo Chailly) performed a series of concerts, also at La Scala. The White Hands choir, the flagship choral ensemble of El Sistema’s Special Education Programme, performed at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi.

Continuing in El Sistema’s tradition of sharing best practice and making music accessible to all, the Youth Orchestra of Caracas joined forces with young musicians from the Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra to perform a special side-by-side educational concert at La Scala.

The Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela had its own concert during the residency, in addition to closing the El Sistema residency with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with a Beethoven Symphony No. 9 performance.


Schedule

  • 20:00 19 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Vittorio Grigolo
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Maria Agresta 
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela
  • 20:00 21 Aug 2015 Teatro all Scala Milan More info  

    STRAVINSKY – Scherzo fantastique op. 3 (Jesús Parra, conductor)

    STRAVINSKY – Divertimento from “Le baiser de la fée”

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony no. 4 in F minor op. 36

     

    Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Infantil de Venezuela

    Riccardo Chailly – conductor

  • 20:00 22 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Vittorio Grigolo
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Maria Agresta 
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela

  • 20:00 23 Aug 2015 Teatro all Scala Milan More info  

    STRAVINSKY – Scherzo fantastique op. 3 (Jesús Parra, conductor)

    STRAVINSKY – Divertimento from “Le baiser de la fée”

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony no. 4 in F minor op. 36

     

    Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Infantil de Venezuela

    Riccardo Chailly – conductor

  • 20:00 24 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  

    BERNSTEIN – Candide Overture

    Inocente CARREÑO – Margariteña

    Carlos CHÁVEZ – Sinfonía India

    BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique (épisode de la vie d’un artiste) op. 14

     

    Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

    Christian Vásquez – conductor

  • 20:00 25 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Vittorio Grigolo
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Maria Agresta 
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela

    Further information here

  • 20:00 26 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Ramón Vargas
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Ailyn Pérez
    Marcello: Gabriele Viviani
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela 

    Further information here

  • 20:00 28 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Vittorio Grigolo
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Maria Agresta 
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela
  • 20:00 29 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Ramón Vargas
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Ailyn Pérez
    Marcello: Gabriele Viviani
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela
  • 20:00 30 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY – the Tempest symphonic fantasy op. 18

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Romeo and Juliet (overture-fantasia)

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony no. 6 in B minor op. 74, Pathétique


    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel – conductor

  • 20:00 31 Aug 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Vittorio Grigolo
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Maria Agresta 
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela
  • 20:00 02 Sep 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  
    PUCCINI, La Bohème
    Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
    Director: Franco Zefferelli 
    Rodolfo: Ramón Vargas
    Schaunard: Mattia Olivieri
    Mimì: Ailyn Pérez
    Marcello: Massimo Cavalletti
    Colline: Carlo Colombara
    Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
    Musetta: Angel Blue
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venuzuela
     
  • 20:00 03 Sep 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  

    BEETHOVEN – Symphony no. 1 in C major op. 21

    VILLA-LOBOS – Chôros n. 10

    Antonio ESTÉVEZ – Cantata Criolla


    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel – conductor

  • 20:00 04 Sep 2015 Teatro alla Scala Milan More info  

    BEETHOVEN – Symphony no. 9 in D minor op. 125


    Genia Kühmeier, soprano

    Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo-soprano

    Brian Hymel, tenore

    Georg Zeppenfeld, basso


    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela


    Gustavo Dudamel – conductor