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Orchestra Spreads Classical Music In Bolivia

A movement is brewing in Bolivia. It has nothing to do with political turmoil that has plagued the South American country. Instead, classical music is in the air. A little-known but up-and-coming orchestra is spreading the sounds of Bach and Beethoven across the administrative capital La Paz, and even into some of Bolivia's most forgotten places.

American conductor David Handel leads the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia. The group has a brand new concert hall and, since Handel's arrival, attendance to the orchestra's concerts have grown twelve-fold.

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