El Sistema • Children’s Orchestra Rehearsal
Public rehearsal for families
WOLFGANG A. MOZART • Symphony No. 4 in D Major KV 19
WOLFGANG A. MOZART • Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major KV 414 (First movement: Allegro)
ALBERTO G. M. ARTÉS • Chamambo
A performance of the Salzburg Festival in co-operation with the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation
We thank for the support and collaboration:
Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar. Órgano Rector del Sistema Nacional de las Orquestas y Coros Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela. Tocar y Luchar.
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Jesús Parra, Conductor
Christoph Koncz, Conductor
Marie Sophie Decker Hauzel, Soloist
Mozart Children's Orchestra of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation
National Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Founded in 2012, the Mozart Children’s Orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg is a national ensemble for children aged 7 to 12. The Children’s Orchestra made its concert debut during the 2013 Mozart Week, demonstrating its ability to master the technical and musical demands of Mozart’s works and those of other composers, including contemporary ones – and in doing so, the joy of its music-making spread to the audience too. The ensemble offers children the unique opportunity to work with international artists like Marc Minkowski.
The director of the Mozart Children’s Orchestra is Christoph Koncz, who has been the leader of the second violin section of the Vienna Philharmonic since September 2008. Together with the 18-year-old Venezuelan Jesús Parra, whose talent is often compared to that of Gustavo Dudamel, he will lead this children’s orchestra rehearsal with members of the National Children’s Symphony Orchestra, giving the audience insights into the musical cooperation between children from two nations.