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From March 13-15, 2013, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Barbican Centre presented an international symposium as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first Barbican International Associate residency. Bringing together some of the world’s top music institutions, field experts, leading artists and educators, this symposium explored the impact of ensembles, venues and conservatoires in today’s society and the crucial role they could play in our future cultural landscape. Delegates from 14 countries delved into key questions about the changing landscape of K-12 music education, conservatory training, and the perceived public value of music in society. The event culminated in “Discover Dudamel,” an orchestral collaboration between students from Los Angeles and London, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Ten YOLA students participated in this event and also took part in workshops with Guildhall and Barbican staff. After the symposium concluded, the YOLA students spent a day learning and rehearsing with young students of In Harmony Lambeth – one of England’s El Sistema-inspired programs.
Materials & Content Notes
- LA Times
L.A. Phil makes an impression with 'Discover Dudamel'
- Financial Times
Gustavo Dudamel: an orchestra ahead of its age
- KUSC / Brian Lauritzen
Postcard from London: Discover Dudamel ; Peter Sellars on the Threat of Cultural Impositionalism ; More
- Hackney Citizen
Discover Dudamel at the Barbican – review ; All sistemas go – Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel
Music education must keep on moving
Symposium Photo Gallery
Photos from various Symposium sessions, including Discover Dudamel
Take a Stand – a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Bard College – is an innovative initiative that supports social change through music. Inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela's revolutionary music education program, Take a Stand supports the field through national conferences and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Music degree program.