Latin America

Medellín welcomes Composer Arturo Márquez

The 12th annual Festival of Books and Culture  was recently held in Medellín, Colombia. The final evening of the festival featured a performance by members of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, Iberacademy, Sinfónica de Antioquia, and Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT, under the...
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Batuta’s “Music at the Borders”

The Colombian project “Music at the Borders” was created to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the border areas of the country.  The project is run by the country’s national Sistema program, the National Batuta Foundation, and...
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NEOJIBA goes on its Seventh International Tour

The NEOJIBA Youth Orchestra of Bahia, Brazil will embark on its seventh international tour this coming month. Students will perform nine concerts in Italy, Switzerland and France, beginning on 2 September in Torino, and finishing with an already sold-out concert at the...
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The Busiest Spot on the Sistema Globe

We just passed the darkest part of the Sistema world year in the Southern Hemisphere and the lightest part of the year in the North—do you know what the BUSIEST place in the Sistema world is all year long?  It’s...
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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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EDITORIAL: Musica Para La Vida En Méjico

[From the Editors] People often ask The World Ensemble team about how to start a Sistema program.  We answer, of course, that there is no typical way; each is unique. But when we received the following story of the founding...
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