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    A comment on Talk: Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreâ±o Youth Orchestra: El Sistema's top youth orchestra

    Feb 23 2010: Dear United States of America,
    Let's have a standing ovation for the Humanities, practically forgotten in the wonderful old U.S of A. Look at how this music program has provided thousands of kids with an identity, a purpose, a way to find their talents, a way to learn discipline, goals, a way to mature through the transcendence of music, a way to find and develop and articulate the passions they feel. In my experience studying classical piano seriously from age 5 to 15, which died off at 16 because there was no place for it in my high school world, I wish we had El Sistema because I would have taken that path, no question. I would love to see that happen in this country, for our children. Bravo Venezuela!
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    A reply on Talk: Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreâ±o Youth Orchestra: El Sistema's top youth orchestra

    Feb 22 2010: I feel exactly the same way! I found this over last weekend, and have Dugg it (Digged it) and told endless people about it, and I have played it morning and night because I cannot get enough of the insane contagious energy and passion flowing from conductor to musicians and back again, and out to us. Plus I didn't know this composer, and I'm happy to explore him more!