Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture, Egmont
Benjamin Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
A sensation wherever they play, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela make an exciting return to Royal Festival Hall with their charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel for the next stage in Southbank Centre's Sounds Venezuela.
These concerts mark the culmination of a ten-day residency. More announcements to follow.
'To general and mounting hysteria, those jackets were ripped off and hurled into the crowd. Were we at the Southbank Centre or San Siro stadium? Sometimes it was hard to tell.' (The Times, April 2009)
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Neil Fisher, Deputy Arts Editor of The Times, discusses the latest developments in Venezuela's ground breaking Sistema with Marshall Marcus, Southbank Centre's Head of Music, and Rodrigo Guerrero, El Sistema's international relations coordinator. Free.Performers
Gustavo Dudamel conductor