Venezuelan Musicians Attempt to Break Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Orchestra

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Thousands of musicians, primarily children and adolescents, performed at Venezuela’s military academy over the weekend. They were determined to set the record for the largest orchestra in the world.

All the musicians were from the country’s youth orchestra network. They performed a Tchaikovsky piece that lasted approximately 10 minutes outdoors. Independent supervisors watched to ensure that more than 8,097 instruments were being played simultaneously. This would break the current record.

The musicians, ranging in age between 12 and 77 and wearing black pants, white shirts and pandemic-mandated face masks, attempted the record during a patriotic, one-hour concert. Songs played included Venezuela’s national anthem and “Alma Llanera,”Venezuelans consider the unofficial national anthem to be their national anthem.

Once you have completed the “Slavonic March,”As they waved Venezuelan flags and lifted their instruments, the musicians burst into cheers.

The country’s national music network, also known as “El Sistema,”They were unable to reach their goal of gathering 12,000 musicians. The Guinness Book of World Records will decide if a record has been set in ten days.