'Simple Gifts' Aaron Copland
The first of two exclusive live concerts featuring the brilliant Gustavo Dudamel with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra.
Concerts given by the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under their Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, with his rock-star status, are always the hottest classical music ticket of the year, selling out within just hours of going on sale. Made up of 200 vibrant, charismatic and brilliant performers between the ages of 17 and 30, the orchestra is the flagship of Venezuela's El Sistema orchestral academic programme.
Tonight and tomorrow we are exclusively broadcasting their two concerts from the Royal Festival Hall in London. Hear Jane and Catherine introduce the concerts here:
Beethoven: Symphony No.5
Wagner: Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music
Wagner: Siegfried, Forest Murmurs
Wagner: Die Walküre, Ride of the Valkyries