The System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela will tour Austria in the framework of the 27th session of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Commission (CPCJC), which will be held from May 14 to 18 at the United Nations headquarters in the city of Vienna.
This event organized by the embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Austria and the Simón Bolívar Musical Foundation (Fundamusical), will have the participation of the Bolívar National Choir, the White Hands Choir, Youth Orchestra, Latin-Caribbean «23 de Enero» Orchestra and the Alma Llanera Ensemble , who will delight the public that will fill the stages «La Rotunda», of the United Nations, the University of Music and Art of Vienna, University of Music of Graz, and the Cervantes Institute.
The Ambassador of Venezuela in Austria, Jesse Chacón, assured that this tour will open the way to the recognition of the United Nations to «El Sistema» (The System), as a model that impacts on the prevention of crime and promotes the culture of peace.
«This tour should open the way for the recognition of the United Nations Organization (UN) of El Sistema, as a model of musical education that impacts on the prevention of crime, as a tool of social inclusion and should open the way to give the necessary steps to become a standard model of crime prevention».
He reiterated that the tour will not only show the already recognized artistic capacity of the System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, but it will also demonstrate its impact in the reduction of violence and in the fight against social exclusion.
«The El Sistema model impacts on the reduction of violence and becomes a mechanism to combat social exclusion and contributes significantly to the prevention of crime.»
The Venezuelan ambassador reported that the presentation of El Sistema, before the United Nations, seeks to pay homage to the work of more than 4 decades of Maestro José Antonio Abreu, and the recognition of Commander Hugo Chávez, who turned it into a State policy.
«It is a tribute to his work, to the work of maestro José Antonio Abreu, a model that in 1998 had about 80,000 young people, and that President Hugo Chavez, makes it a massive public policy, which has allowed that we spend in these last 14 years, of 80 thousand young people, El Sistema has a million boys».
He reported that the presentation will open on Monday, May 14, with an exhibition about the history of El Sistema, the twelve programs, and their social impact, as well as the presentation of the Youth Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Choir and the White Hands Choir.
The objective is to make known to the UN agencies based in Vienna the model of the System, as a policy of social inclusion and instrument of construction of a peace policy, at the same time pave the way in the identification of a formal mechanism that leads to the recognition of the Venezuelan model as a crime prevention standard.