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Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra and more

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Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra
TED Ideas Worth Spreading*

The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela's life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez' Danzón No. 2.

Jose Antonio Abreu: Help me bring music to kids worldwide

TED Ideas Worth Spreading

Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids' lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.

On another matter...

Eric Lewis: Striking chords to rock the jazz world
TED Ideas Worth Spreading

Eric Lewis, an astonishingly talented crossover jazz pianist -- seen by many for the first time at TED2009 -- sets fire to the keys with his shattering rendition of Evanescence's chart-topper, "Going Under."

*Take some time to explore the other TED talks--they are on any and every topic and very worth the time to watch.


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