JORGE LUIS UZCATEGUI, CONDUCTOR
MUSIC INOVATES ORCHESTRA
The Music Innovates Orchestra presents a concert featuring Handel’s “Royal Fireworks” and Salieri’s “Falstaff Sinfonia,” conducted by Music Innovates Music Director, Jorge Luis Uzcátegui. They will be joined by selected members of the Spokane Symphony.
Now completing its third year, Music Innovates is an El Sistema-inspired after-school program of the Spokane Symphony in partnership with Spokane Public Schools, comprised of students from 11 area schools. LEARN MORE
The Venezulean born Uzcátegui debuted as a pianist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, the apex of El Sistema's orchestras, and the Venezuelan National Philharmonic at age 13. He has gone on to found the Backyard Academy Symphony Orchestra, an organization dedicated to teach music to children from low-income families in Los Ángeles, and the Music Innovates program. Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, praises Uzcátegui as "...a young Venezuelan conductor with the highest academic education and artistic ability."