Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble performs free show at Strand Theatre

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:30pm


Friday, April 18, 2014 | 7:30PM
Strand Theater
543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125
FREE Admission

With special thanks to the office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston

Experience the mind-blowing passion and intensity of Venezuelan El Sistema's musical fireworks right here in Boston. These seven extraordinarily talented young musicians thrill audiences with selections from classical, jazz, latin, and pop genres. Don't miss the chance to hear their Boston debut.

At the beginning of 2011, four Venezuelan trumpet players, all products of the Venezuelan System of Children and Youth Orchestras (El Sistema), decided to explore and conquer new musical frontiers beyond their experience as an academic trumpet quartet, having as their ambition to play not only the Venezuelan repertoire but also the vast repertoire of the entire American continent. To achieve this they invited to their ensemble three outstanding performers of the Venezuelan cuatro, the double bass and percussion to create a unique new musical organization.

ENSEMBLE 7/4 has definitely become an innovative musical and artistic voice, which starts with the use of the trumpet in genres that usual don’t feature it, like the Venezuelan joropo or the Argentinian tango. Other innovations include the creation of arrangements influenced by a deep investigation of the musical styles of countries such as Cuba, Mexico and the USA. These arrangements respect the original sonorities of the native music and feature a broad range of colors and timbres within the same instrument. In particular the group’s TOUR PABELLON CRIOLLO, a consolidation of its artistic and musical vision, is like a journey in which rhythms, melodies, colors and tastes intrinsic to our American countries join happily together.

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