New world record for largest orchestra performance set by Venezuela

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Buenos Aires: Venezuela has set a new Guinness world record having organized an orchestra concert with more than 12,000 performers, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced.

“Today, Venezuela set a Guinness record for [a concert performed by] the largest symphony orchestra … Previously, the Guinness record belonged to Russia, if Russia doubles its orchestra, so will we,” Maduro said on Saturday.

A week earlier, 12,098 performers from Venezuela’s network of youth orchestras gathered for a concert, performing Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Slavonic March.”

The previous record was set by Russian musicians in 2019 when an orchestra of 8,097 people performed Russia’s national anthem in St. Petersburg.

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