Collaborative Programs Receive Recognition in Spain

Acción Social por la Música and the Social Theater of Madrid received international recognition for the success of its joint initiatives.  The programs received the “Our Heroes Award” from the Global Gift Foundation, and earned the Culture Award from the...
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Sounds of Palestine’s Important Performance

In April, the Palestinian El Sistema program, Sounds of Palestine, located in Bethlehem, had the honor to participate in a special event where 13 students from their Al-Majdal Orchestra performed at the Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah (the West Bank)...
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Pink Floyd Tribute Concert in Colombia

In May, La Red de Musica de Medellin participated in a symphonic Pink Floyd Tribute Concert with the Medellin Philharmonic. La Red’s Children’s Chorus sang the famous refrain of “Another Brick in the Wall” alongside children from the Fundacion Uno Mas...
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Superar Srebrenica’s Celebration Performance

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Superar Srebrenica performed a celebration concert in April at the Youth Theater of Sarajevo as a part of the “year of culture between Austria and Bosnia 2016.”  Children traveled four hours each way to play and...
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Learning and Growth Beyond Glitz and Glamour

The Super Bowl is among the most watched television events in the world, with an audience of 116 million in 2016. This year, 41 young musicians from YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles), a project of the Los Angeles Philharmonic,...
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For a Pope, For a Connection

Ghetto Classics in Nairobi, Kenya played for the Pope’s arrival in Nairobi this past November. The students performed an African version of Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria, The Prayer of St Francis, and a traditional Kenyan song called “Daima.” Ghetto Classics also...
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WOW, what a beautiful setting to make Big Noise!

The Symphony Orchestra of Big Noise Raploch, near Stirling, Scotland, was invited by the The William Walton Foundation to perform at La Mortella on the Italian island of Ischia, as part of the Festival of Youth Orchestras. This opportunity for...
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