As part of the programs of the Ministry of Culture of the Venezuelan Embassy in Peru, under the direction of Sofía Simón, this Saturday was presented at the Place of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion “Migrant Symphony”, a completely free concert that put on stage 89 musicians trained in the National System of Youth Orchestras and Children’s Choirs of Venezuela, who delighted the audience with a magnificent repertoire of Venezuelan and Peruvian culture, demonstrating the richness of yesterday and today of this living process of integration between both countries.
“This concert aims to be the first step to live in the health and rebirth of these musicians, delivered for what they do, and who have put everything of themselves so that this concert is a reality … Migrant Symphony is a tribute to those who have walked without losing the way, those who have walked and still lost have retaken the path”, said a visibly proud Sofia Simón.
Directed by the Master Alexander Gómez, the emotions of each one of those present resonated for about two hours in which the letters of “Glory to the Brave People”, and “We are free, let us always be”, hymns of two nations that merged. Thus, the “Condor Pasa” and “Vírgenes de Sol”, with arrangements by Arturo Caldas and Theo Tupayachi respectively or the Festive Overture of Dimitri Shostakovich showed the dexterity of musicians coming from the Caribbean country that enrich the Lima cultural scene. The concert ended with a tour of Venezuelan sounds that included songs like “Suite de Onda Nueva”, by Aldemaro Romero; “Venezuela”, by Herrero-Armenteros and “Aires de Venezuela”.
The Ambassador of Venezuela to Peru, Carlos Scull, was moved by this great presentation asserting that “thanks to the commitment of our embassy and each one of these artists, we managed to gather musicians from the National Orchestra System around this project, from the old and the new school giving way to the first Migrant Orchestra in the country, to bring to Peru and much of the Venezuelan public here present as a way to reconnect with the beautiful Venezuela, the one we want and to which we are sure we will return”.
Symphony without borders, Migrant Symphony
Maestro Gómez commented that “music has no borders, ages or geographical origin, what we are looking for is to perpetuate this project into the future and consolidate it so that these musicians can once again give the love of their art to society.”
For his part, Scull said that “this project seeks to preserve our culture and integrate through our music and traditions our country with Peru, which has received us and opened the doors to thousands of Venezuelans who have arrived in different ways.”
To the attendees
Given the great attendance for this gala, many of our nationals could not enter, due to the limited capacity of the concert hall, that is why the Ambassador made an apology public before those present, as well as through social networks, reminding those present that this is only the beginning and that Migrant Symphony will have more performances throughout the country, so that the greatest amount of people can enjoy this journey of talent and hope.