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José Antonio Abreu
That man is José Antonio Abreu, who, in addition, to making a global contribution to classical music through El Sistema, his network of schools for teaching classical music to the poor children of Venezuela, also had a career as an economist and government official. You can view the wonderful story and accompanying video at this New York Times link.
I often speak with friends on how to address the social ills of the inner city. Here is one way we can do it. Some are already doing it here in the United States. Training in classical music brings hope and exhilaration to lives that have been surrounded by hopelessness. Everyone benefits, including the audiences; and the audiences include not just those in an auditorium.