Performance Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 2 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela comprises 200 musicians, ages 16–30, who hail from El Sistema, Venezuela’s hugely successful social-action education program that brings music performance instruction to the country’s largely poor, underserved children. This energetic group of young Venezuelans was a hit when it made its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2007. Experience this electric verve as members of this amazing orchestra perform as a chamber ensemble on Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series in Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.


  • Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela:
    Francisco de Miranda String Quartet
    ·· Jorge Velásquez, Violin
    ·· Kenneth Jones, Violin
    ·· Luís Fernández, Viola
    ·· Abner Padrino, Violoncello


  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp"
  • PROKOFIEV String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
  • CHICK COREA Señor Mouse

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Veterans Memorial Hall

1000 Richmond Terrace (at Hamilton Avenue) | Staten Island

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Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.

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