Educators Toolkit

7/4 Venezuela

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Grade Level(s):               Time(s):  
7th  Grade                        10:00 am
8th Grade                         1:00 pm

Curriculum Connections:  World Music, Geography,
Listening & Communication Skills and Visual & Performing Arts


The 7/4 Ensemble was born out of the interests of 7 young people belonging to El Sistema (the system) of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela.  As a group, they cross the borders of academic music and immerse themselves in the wide world of Venezuelan folk music, including Latin American music and jazz.  They play technically and artistically, using the knowledge gained in their academic training with El Sistema.

7/4 Ensemble has two fundamental objectives.  One is their social educational goal, which they achieve by offering educational concerts in different schools, colleges and nucleos in El Sistema; and answering and clarifying questions presented by children and youth, while encouraging them to form memories of joy with music. Secondly, as an artistic goal, they infuse Venezuelan music through their work around the world, hoping to make the Venezuelan product synonymous with quality and excellence.

The 7/4 Venezuela performance is funded in part by a grant from the Sampson Arts Council Grassroots Funding program made possible by the NC Arts Council; an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.” www.ncarts.org & www.sampsonarts.org

Dear Educator:


Class Acts performances are provided as a public service of the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series, the Sampson County Exposition Center, and the County of Sampson. Class Acts performances are totally funded and underwritten through the financial contributions of many businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and individuals from across Sampson County and are provided FREE to students in Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools.


The study guides provided and information below are designed to aid in preparing students for a educational and exciting performance. We encourage you to make use of these valuable resources designed to not only enhance each student’s theater-going experience; but to also complement their total educational experience.