Articles about Venezuela

Farewell to Alirio Diaz, born 1923
BBC Music Magazine (2016) Vol. 24, No. 12, pp. 21


El Sistema in Canada: A Recent History, Part 1
Canadian Music Educator (2015) Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 18-25

This paper is the first of a two part series focusing on the history and implementation of Venezuela's music pedagogy system El Sistema throughout Canada. Opening with background information on El Sistema and founder Maestro Abreu, the article goes on ...

Of Orchestras, Mythos, and the Idealization of Symphonic Practice: The Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela in the (Collateral) History of El Sistema
Latin American Music Review (2015) Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 68-93

El Sistema defines itself as a "social organism of the Venezuelan State" whose goal is the "collective" instruction of music "through the symphonic orchestra and choir as instruments of social organization and communitarian development." Historical accounts describe a revolutionary phenomenon ...

Billboard (2014) Vol. 126, No. 34, pp. 72


News from South America
The Clarinet (2014) Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 80-83


Music as Life-Saving Project: Venezuela's El Sistema in American Neo-Idealistic Imagination
College Music Symposium (2014) Vol. 54, pp. np

The U.S. reception of El Sistema has been, for the most part, enthusiastic, as reflected in numerous media articles and the literature of prominent advocates such as Tricia Tunstall. An analysis of these sources points to a tendency on the ...