The Promise of Music
This concert, delivered by the Simón Bolívar Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, under the direction of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel as part of the Beethovenfest in Bonn, was one of the highlights of 2007. More than 200 young musicians between the ages of 10 and 24, many of whom come from underprivileged backgrounds, performed with an electrifying energy under the baton of this young conductor destined for a brilliant career. Enrique Sánchez Lansch's captivating 90-minute documentary The Promise of Music follows Dudamel and his orchestra in Caracas, and accompanies them on their journey to Europe. The film also features commentaries by renowned musicians such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
SIMON BOLIVAR YOUTH ORCHESTRA