Venezuelan Brass Ensemble | Salzburger Festspiele | 26 July 2013
Leonardo Mendez as Executive Director of the VBE (El Sistema, Venezuela) for this concert
...Since its founding, the ensemble has been on many highly successful tours to Germany, England, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA and of course also within Latin America. Its mixed programme of classics and South American hits proves not only the ensemble’s musical abilities, but often brings thousands of listeners to their feet in rapture – for example at the memorable BBC Proms in London.
"The Simón Bolivar String Quartet, comprised of the four section leaders from the eponymous orchestra, and the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble will have their first appearances at the Festival, while several Sistema ensembles presented in Salzburg have never toured outside of Venezuela before".