Meet Sistema Cyprus

Welcome, Sistema Cyprus!  After a pilot year, Sistema Cyprus, led by Director Nicoletta Polydorou, is now a full program, building from a bucket band/percussion focus to encompass a range of instruments.  The program works in two financially struggling sections of...
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Join the SIMM-posia!

The first Social Impact of Music Making Research Seminar will be held 5-9 November in Helsinki, Finland at the Sibelius Academy Training Center.  This seminar allows post graduate students and early-career researchers involved in ongoing research on the possible role of...
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Sistema Portugal: Orquestra Geraçaõ Celebrates 10 Years!

In early July, Sistema Portugal: Orquestra Geraçaõ celebrated its 10th anniversary in Lisbon. Sistema Europe also participated in the Lisbon celebration, together with a number of national programmes and international organisations like the Hilti Foundation, which has provided crucial support...
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Around the Sistema World with Hannah, Part Three: Greece

“ένα, δύο, τρία, τέσσερα,” exclaims teacher Giannis Ismirnioglou as he counts in the ensemble of budding violinists. The musicians, situated right under the whiteboard at the front of the trailer, begin bowing away. The boys execute the first eight bars...
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Around the Sistema World with Hannah, Part Two

Greetings from Greece! I’m about three weeks into my worldwide El Sistema expedition. Throughout my travels thus far, I’ve had the opportunity to get a better glimpse at the different ways El Sistema communities across the globe are transforming the...
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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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SEYO Summer Residency: Youth Voice

The Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO) will meet in England 18-28 August, hosted by Sistema England and Sistema Europe. The summer residency will take place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, with culminating concerts scheduled at both Birmingham’s Symphony Hall (27 August) and London’s newly renovated Queen Elizabeth Hall (26 August). The London...
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A Historic First

From 29 July to 3 August, there will be good news and good tones in Srebrenica, Bosnia.  The House of Good Tones (also called Sistema Srebrenica, a Superar program) is hosting a first-ever summer camp that brings together Sistema students from...
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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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