Absolute stunning performance by the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) under their musical director, Gustavo Dudamel.

[blockquote author=”Gustavo Dudamel”]When you play music, you are in the moment – it’s not time any more. There’s an element that is utopic. It is real. And it’s beauty.[/blockquote]

Let the video brings you into the world of mambo. To us, this is an excellent example of an epitome of a performance!


The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) was founded on February 12, 1975, by maestro José Antonio Abreu,and is the most polished artistic product of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras.

The orchestra has had two principal conductors: its founder, maestro Abreu, who held the post for over two decades and maestro Alfredo Rugeles, its current artistic director.  In addition to Dr. Abreu and maestro Rugeles, the orchestra has welcomed prominent guest conductors to its podium, whose contributions to the orchestra’s artistic standards proved invaluable.

Since 1976 the Teresa Carreño Theater is its permanent home, wherein the orchestra’s weekly performances are held and the Orchestral Academic Program (Programa Académico Orquestal) is developed since 2001. Through this program, the best musicians from the Núcleos around the country join the SBYOV – led by Gustavo Dudamel – continue their musical education under the tutelage of world-renowned institutions and El Sistema’s most experienced musicians.

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A contributing editor at TBP.