The birthplace of both the community-based El Sistema music program and world-renowned conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel who participated in it, Venezuela has produced a wealth of classical musicians and composers, while simultaneously promoting classical music education for all Venezuelans. Both the world-famous Simon Bolivar Youth Choir and the world-famous White Hands Choir (which is comprised entirely of deaf and differently abled students) hail from this country that takes classical music very seriously and invites all its citizens to participate.

With a Venezuelan on the Classical Movements team and years of tours to Latin America, an individualized concert tour can explore the deep history of Venezuela and provide opportunities for workshops, collaborations and performances in this music-loving country. Groups to the region have included the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, National Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Colburn School, and the Miami Children’s Chorus among many others.

Sights & Sounds

  • Caracas
  • La Estancia
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • El Sistema Program
  • Margarita Island
  • Angel Falls
  • El Ávila National Park
  • Performing arts at the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas
  • Gustavo Dudamel