CITY OF TORONTO HOMEBOY OF THE ARTS: GLENN GOULD FOUNDATION GETS INCREASED FUNDING

One of the world’s greatest music and media artists, Glenn Gould recorded regularly in New York and travelled as far as Russia, but always returned to his hometown Toronto.  Now Ontario’s capital continues to honour the arts and Gould’s legacy by allocating more funds to The Glenn Gould Foundation. 

TORONTO — “We are extremely grateful for the City’s vote of confidence and support for our work,” says Brian Levine, Executive Director of The Glenn Gould Foundation.  “The Glenn Gould Foundation is internationally identified with the City of Toronto and every year, Glenn Gould’s legacy draws visitors to Toronto from around the world.  This financial contribution will help advance our efforts to continue to promote Glenn Gould as a life-long and proud Torontonian.”

BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR TO HONOUR GLENN GOULD PRIZE LAUREATE, DR. JOSE ANTONIO ABREU

Celebration Of Music Week to feature Super Stars: City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize winner, Gustavo Dudamel “hottest new conductor on the planet” and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela – rated one of the top five orchestras in the world

TORONTO – The Glenn Gould Prize Celebration of Music Week will kick off with a gala concert on Monday, October 26 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto featuring the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in their Canadian debut, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel in his first-ever Toronto appearance. That same evening, José Antonio Abreu will receive The Glenn Gould Prize at this historic concert.

SIMÓN BOLÍVAR YOUTH ORCHESTRA MAKES ITS CANADIAN DEBUT DURING THE GLENN GOULD FOUNDATION’S WEEKLONG CELEBRATION OF MUSIC

Founder of El Sistema, Dr. José Antonio Abreu to receive Eighth Glenn Gould Prize on October 26

Orchestra will be conducted by The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize Winner, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor designate of The Los Angeles Philharmonic in his Toronto debut

TORONTO – Called “the most successful youth music project in the world,” and “awe inspiring,” Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra will make its Canadian debut conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the wunderkind maestro honoured by Time Magazine as one of its ‘100 Most Influential People of 2009’ on October 26, 2009 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

MAESTRO GUSTAVO DUDAMEL SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE CITY OF TORONTO GLENN GOULD PROTÉGÉ PRIZE

Music director designate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hand-selected by the Glenn Gould Prize Laureate Dr. José Antonio Abreu

Internationally renowned Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra will appear at gala celebration in Toronto honouring Maestros Abreu and Dudamel on October 26

TORONTO – Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel was selected by The Eighth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate Dr. José Antonio Abreu as winner of the prestigious The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize, The Glenn Gould Foundation announced today.

STATEMENT FROM DR. JOSE ANTONIO ABREU, FOUNDER OF THE FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONAL NETWORK OF YOUTH AND CHILD ORCHESTRAS OF VENEZUELA (“EL SISTEMA”), ON HIS SELECTION AS THE 2008 LAUREAUTE OF THE GLENN GOULD PRIZE

TORONTO – It was with great pleasure that I’ve received your kind letter dated February 13, 2008 stating that that I’ve been awarded the prestigious Glenn Gould prize.

I accept such a great distinction on behalf of all Venezuelan dedicated music teachers whom have undoubtedly and faithfully joined me for over the last 33 years in the creation, development, and implementation of the Youth and Young Adults National Network of Symphonies and Chorus.