In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

The Gift of Music
I thank Gustavo Dudamel for leading the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra. The orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela’s life-changing music program, El Sistema. They play Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez’ Danzón No. 2.

Everytime I watch this I smile knowing that the true spirit of humanity can reach all of us in this case through music, joy and caring.

The Rest of the Story
I thank Jose Antonio Abreu for the beauty and vision of El Sistema (“the system”). In 1975, Abreu devised a way to help poor Venezuelan kids learn to play a musical instrument and be part of an orchestra and give them an opportunity to be lifted out of poverty with the gift of passion, dedication, music and happiness.


About Cloonan

Great Work Inspires Great People I’m always excited to see great peoples work. To hear and learn about others and share in their experiences in life, design and business. Who knows maybe someday I might learn something from you and you may read something of interest from me. Cloonan. Thinking Out Loud The opinions and views written in my blog are my personal views and insights…they do not in any way reflect or represent the views of my employer. The goal and spirit of social media is to increase communities, build relationships, share and put your personal perspective on life’s content. That is the purpose of my blog. I welcome all comments positive or negative to my own. Life is about sharing…it is about respect…it is about consideration…sometimes good and sometimes bad. Slainte’
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2 Responses to In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

  1. Christiana says:

    LOVE THIS! Amazing and SO inspiring – thank you for sharing 😉 xx

    • Cloonan says:

      Glad you like it…it’s such a fantastic opportunity for the children and the fact that someone cares enough to share their talents and put together a system to allow them to grow.

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