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The Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar (Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra) is a Venezuelan orchestra. Named after the Venezuelan national hero Simón Bolívar, it is the apex of the nation's system of youth orchestras, although by 2011, it was no longer officially a youth orchestra because the average age of the players had risen too high. The country's national youth orchestra is now the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra.

The economist José Antonio Abreu established the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar on 12 February 1975. Gustavo Dudamel has been the orchestra's artistic director since 1999. The orchestra has worked with many famous conductors including Claudio Abbado and Simon Rattle.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 La vida breve Manuel de Falla; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Eduardo Mata, Marta Senn, Fernando de la Mora, Cecilia Angell 1
2009 The Four Seasons / The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Vivaldi, Piazzolla; Lara St. John, The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, Eduardo Marturet 2
2013 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninov, Prokofiev; Yuja Wang, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, Gustavo Dudamel 1
Revueltas: Redes / Sensemaya / Orbón: Concerto Grosso for String Quartet / Ginastera: Pampeana No. 3 Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Symphony no. 5 / Francesca da Rimini Live Tchaikovsky; Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel 1
2008 Fiesta Live Simón Bolívar Youth Orchesta of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2014 The Liberator (Libertador) Soundtrack Gustavo Dudamel, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar 1

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