El Sistema • Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra
HECTOR BERLIOZ • Roméo et Juliette, Symphonie dramatique, Op. 17 (extracts)
PYOTR I. TCHAIKOVSKY • Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
PYOTR I. TCHAIKOVSKY • Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
BÉLA BARTÓK • Concerto for Orchestra Sz 116
SERGEY PROKOFIEV • Ballet music from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (extracts)
We thank for the support and collaboration:
Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar. Órgano Rector del Sistema Nacional de las Orquestas y Coros Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela. Tocar y Luchar.
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Diego Matheuz, Conductor
Christian Vásquez, Conductor
Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (TCYOV), named after the Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreño, world-famous in her day, is among the most important projects to be launched by the orchestra programme of the El Sistema music initiative. The orchestra, founded in 2007, brings together about 160 musicians aged 14 to 25, all of them educated to the highest artistic and technical level on their instruments. The TCYOV performs regularly with renowned artists like Simon Rattle or Claudio Abbado, embarking upon its first European tour three years ago.
The current music director of the orchestra, Christian Vásquez, rose through the orchestra’s own ranks. Since the 2012/13 season, he has also been chief conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Born in 1984, he has already won a reputation as one of the most promising young talents of the American continent. The same goes for the 28-year-old violinist and conductor Diego Matheuz, who was appointed chief conductor of the Teatro la Fenice in Venice in 2011 and added the position of principal guest conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to his portfolio this year. For Salzburg, Christian Vásquez and Diego Matheuz have jointly assembled a marathon programme featuring the Romeo and Juliet settings by Berlioz, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, among other works.