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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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El Sistema: Music for Social Change

The new book “El Sistema: Music for Social Change” contains a variety of essays and is edited by Christine Witkowski, the founding Director of YOLA at HOLA for five years. The book includes program portraits from around the world, teaching...
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Happy 41st Birthday, El Sistema!

To celebrate the 41st birthday of El Sistema in Venezuela, Fundamusical has compiled a film of clips from speeches and presentations by José Antonio Abreu, beginning with his talk in 1975 to the original “pioneers” of El Sistema: Ayer 12.02.16...
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A New Regional Network in Canada

A new regional network has been formed in the Canadian province of Ontario, made up of Sistema Toronto, OrKidstra in Ottawa, and Sistema Aeolian. The network hopes to advance the work of all ten programs in the province. Key goals...
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I am an OrchKid

A new 17-minute film titled “I am an OrchKid” introduces the work of OrchKids, a Sistema-inspired program in Baltimore, Maryland (a project of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra). The film, by James Bartolomeo, evokes the feel inside a U.S. program. Check...
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The Hills Are Alive! at Sistema New Brunswick

Canada’s Sistema New Brunswick, now with six nucleos and 800 students, including one First Nations community program, has announced a new partnership between Capitol Theatre and Tutta Musica, the professional orchestra of the Sistema New Brunswick Teaching Artist faculty. Together they...
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