Tokyo White Hands Chorus Made a Striking Debut

The Tokyo White Hands Chorus, the newest addition to the Friends of El Sistema Japan,  made its debut at the El Sistema Gala Concert in October 2017.  This was a special occasion where El Sistema-inspired groups of musicians from Japan...
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Remembering Maestro Abreu

In memoriam: José Antonio Abreu May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2018 by Tricia Tunstall, Executive Editor We at The World Ensemble share the deep sadness of so many thousands at the death of Maestro Abreu, whose brilliant vision, boundless energy...
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Teaching Challenge: 43 Tips for 43 Years!

The World Ensemble is excited to launch its first Teaching Challenge: In honor of El Sistema‘s 43rd Birthday on 12 February, the World Ensemble is collecting 43 innovative Teaching Tips and Ideas from Sistema teachers around the world. Be a...
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Blue Ocean Shift Award Honors Paul McCandlin

In December 2017, The first “Global Blue Ocean Shift Award” was presented to Paul McCandlin for his work as conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (NYOI) from 2009-2014, and described in his book Upbeat: The Story of the...
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Introducing Sangeet4All in India

Over the last five years, renowned Indian Classical musicians Shubendra and Saskia Rao have been developing a Sistema-like music program with Indian classical music for children living in poverty, as well as those with greater financial means. They have also...
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Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100 Together!

In 2018 the music world will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the American composer Leonard Bernstein. A brilliant opportunity dedicated to Sistema-Inspired projects will be to perform a special arrangement of “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” Thanks to Bernstein’s daughter...
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YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus‘s alumni, now in different places in their lives, continue to meet and explore their roles in changing their realities. In the video below, they tell their stories by re-imagining a popular song, “יהיה בסדר” (Yihiyeh Beseder). Whether...
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