'Voices Of Latin America' Present The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble At Carnegie Hall

By O'Jay Burgess on Nov 30, 2012 03:36 PM EST

A part of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble will take the stage on Dec. 7 as part of the "Voices From Latin America," festival that is taking place at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall.

An extension of the SBSO the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble will be led on the night by conductor Thomas Clamor. The conductor will lead the group through firstly a rendition of Giancarlo Castro's "Grand Fanfare."

After, the group will play "Selections from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story," by Bernstein, that will be followed by another Giancarlo Castro piece "Llegada de un noble maestro." Clamor will lead the ensemble through Caldrella and Scarpino's "Canaro en Paris," arranged by Jose Carli, followed by Abreu's "Tico-Tico no fuba," arranged by Jhon Iveson.

Aguirre's "Amalia," is what follows and was arranged by Fernando Ruiz. The ensemble will then play Castro's "Walking Faster" and the final piece of the night will be Felix Mendoza's "Guerra de secciones."

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble is a part of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra that was birthed from Venezuela's El Sistema. Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu and Clamor are the minds behind the Brass Ensemble and formed the extension from the main orchestra in 2003.

The first tour for the brass unit came shortly after their formation. The ensemble in 2005 toured Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile with their conductor Clamor and in 2006 released their first CD entitled "We Got Rhythm," on EMI Classics.

Clamor began his musical education in Germany where he studied the trumpet and by the age of 23 he became the youngest musician in the Berliner Philharmoniker.

As a conductor Clamor played in four different continents having conducted in Bonn, Salzburg, Rome, Madrid, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Tokyo and Beijing just to name a few.

Venezuela Brass Ensemble- Tico Tico

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