TED also released the profiles of the Ten Inaugural Abreu Fellows on their website today: Meet the 2009/2010 Abreu Fellows. Through our paired interviews this morning, I was reminded again of how diverse our group is, yet we share a common vision: the right for every child to play music in ensemble. I am already learning from each and every one of my colleagues.
Was it a coincidence that just last Friday, ABC News made their Person of the Week Gustavo Dudamel, an El Sistema graduate and international sensation who now serves as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic? I tend to think not, for after watching this clip, you'll understand why El Sistema is in the hearts and minds of so many people. The stars are aligning.
Prodigy Honored 'Person of the Week'