Side by Gigantic Side by El Sistema Sweden

Side by side—times two thousand.  Led by the city and region of Gothenburg, Sweden, the Gothenburg Symphony, and El Sistema Sweden, “Side by Side by El Sistema” gathered 2000 students for a five-day summer camp in the days leading up...
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Colombian Tribute to Maestro Abreu

On May 15, 2018, the Colombian national Sistema program Batuta brought together young musicians from all over the country to join in a huge concert paying tribute to Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, who died on March 24th.  The concert, which took...
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El Sistema Kenya 2018 Updates

El Sistema Kenya (ESK) has just celebrated its fourth year of working with children in Nairobi. ESK currently has three staff members who handle program logistics and finances, and six teachers who teach violin, clarinet, flute, recorder, singing, and music...
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EDITORIAL: Designing Authentic Sistema Concerts

Sistema concerts.  What should they be like? Authenticity equals power in the performing arts.  Artists who try to appear as something that they aren’t come across as weak, or worse.  So, the challenge in designing and delivering culminating concerts in...
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Musical Updates from East Africa

Kenya National Youth Orchestra & Ghetto Classics had several noteworthy events this month: Ghetto Classics C Team (age 9-13) players wowed the prep schools at the St. Andrew’s School Orchestral Weekend in January. This is a first for the prestigious...
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Music Enlightenment Project’s Beautiful Concert Poster

Music Enlightenment Project in South Africa held their end of year celebration concert and designed some beautiful posters (see below) to help advertise for the concert. They held three performances over three weekends to much success. Date Published: 28 February 2018
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