Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music
“Reminds us of how arts education can change lives.” —Gary Stager, Huffington PostIn this “vivid story” (Economist), Tricia Tunstall “chronicles the origins and growth of Venezuela’s acclaimed El Sistema national music education program” (Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times) and illustrates its overarching goal: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. What began in Venezuela has extended to Los Angeles, New York City, and Baltimore, illustrating that El Sistema is not just a program, it’s a movement. Combining firsthand interviews with compelling stories, Changing Lives reveals that arts education can indeed effect positive social change in the United States and around the world.
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CHANGING LIVES: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of MusicUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The story of "El Sistema, an extraordinary program for children and youth in Venezuela, where music education and social reform have been fused on a national scale with astonishing results."Music ... Read full review
Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of MusicUser Review - Larry Lipkis - Book Verdict
Gustavo Dudamel, the young and exuberant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, is the most famous graduate of El Sistema, the remarkable music education program in Venezuela, whose ... Read full review