A new definition for El Sistema in Venezuela.
Essential, if flawed, reading
Is the orchestra the best medium for social action through music?
It's either light a candle or curse the darkness...
Geoff Baker has written a book. People are worried.
It may be ubiquitous as a pedagogical tool, but does that make it a good idea?
It’s not just about the orchestra; it’s about what you do with it.
Can Sistema save the Symphony?
Music cannot be single purpose. The social element it offers is critical, but it's not the only one of importance or value.
The United Kingdom (encompassing the separate regions and governments of Scotland, England, Wales and N. Ireland) has a long history with Sistema in terms of both núcleo development and presenting Venezuelan ensembles...and the situation in England proper is about to change dramatically!