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Seminario in Palestine

The Palestinian Al Kamandjati Summer Orchestra Festival brought together students, international educators, and professional musicians for one week of rehearsals, sectionals, lessons, and other fun musical activities. After these days of intensive practice, the orchestra presented Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony for...
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Batuta Welcomes the World

For Fundación Nacional Batuta in Colombia, 2017 has been a year of important international collaborations. The first was with Buskaid, a South African music academy founded by Rosemary Nalden that works with more than 125 students to ensure high quality...
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Batuta and Berklee Join Forces

Fundación Nacional Batuta has begun a collaboration with Berklee College of Music that will benefit young people and teachers throughout Colombia.  After a visit to Bogotá, Roger Brown, president of Berklee, voiced his support of a collaboration between Berklee and...
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Take A Stand Consortium in L.A.

In mid-July, the Take A Stand Consortium (Los Angeles Philharmonic and Longy School of Music and Bard College) gathered the first U.S. national Sistema Youth Orchestra of 100 students from 34 different programs.  The Festival included a three day national...
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FEATURE: All Together, Every Wednesday

The Gothenburg neighborhood of Hammarkullen, Sweden includes almost a hundred different nationalities and languages, and struggles with high unemployment, gang activity and drugs. In 2009, with the support of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Dudamel, we launched the first...
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Arpegio Peru’s Orquesta de Barro: Music for Life

Arpegio Peru’s Orquesta de Barro made a second trip to Germany and Switzerland in March, where students performed a concert at the great Berliner Philharmonic, alongside the Droste-Hülshoff Symphony Orchestra. In Switzerland, the Orquesta worked to establish a long-term collaboration...
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