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.

NEW GLENN GOULD PORTRAIT NOW ON DISPLAY AT TORONTO’S PRESTIGIOUS LISS GALLERY

Ukrainian-Canadian painter Yana Movchan creates the first new portrait of Glenn Gould in almost a decade!

TORONTO – The Glenn Gould Foundation proudly announced the exhibition of Yana Movchan’s stunning new portrait of Glenn Gould at Yorkville’s Liss Gallery. The portrait, commissioned by The Foundation to celebrate The Year of Glenn Gould, is the first major new piece of Gould iconography in almost 10 years.

THE GLENN GOULD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT

TORONTO – The Glenn Gould Foundation today announced the appointment of Glenn Morley as president of its Board of Directors.  Morley, a Toronto-based composer, conductor and musical director, has an extensive background in theatrical, television and film media.