“Teaching the Life of Music” is a Feature Documentary Film and Bonus Concert DVD of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra. (LE 035) Produced by Noemi Weis and Jack Lenz. Directed by David New
Lenz Entertainment filmed a concert by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on the occasion of Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu receiving the distinguished Glenn Gould Prize. He established the El Sistema concept of teaching a life of music in Venezuela and his system of teaching is now known around the world. The orchestra is huge (about 250 members) and they perform at the level of any major symphony orchestra in the world. One of their most famous graduates in Gustavo Dudamel, who is now the Musical Director of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. “Teaching the Life of Music” is a documentary about the reach and influence of the El Sistema method around the world and the SBYO Concert Special is the concert that this young orchestra plated for 15,000 teenagers at the Rogers Center. You could hear a pin drop.
2 DVDs at $35.99 and/or a digital download for $25.99