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SEYO residency comes to Athens!

Starting today, young musicians and teachers from Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes in 16 different European countries will come together in Athens for a two-week residency with El Sistema Greece. One particularly special aspect of this year’s SEYO will be its culmination, with more than 250 young musicians between the ages …

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El Sistema and Démos get introduced to each other

At the end of June, the Sistema Europe board members Maria Majno and Marshall Marcus were in Paris at the Démos Conference. Founded in 2010, Démos is – like El Sistema – a project which aims to improve the situation of children living in difficult social circumstances through exposure and …

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Two Sistemas for the price of one!

The cooperative project between Superar Suisse and Sistema Lombardia is blossoming following two successful concerts in May and June. With both choirs and orchestras, the two groups first performed together in Lugano in May, treating their audience to a repertoire of world, classical and more modern tracks. Watch Superar Suisse …

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Superar Bosnia video goes global!

Superar Bosnia‘s Love People has now gone global in cooperation with 15 Sistema-inspired programmes from across the world. Explaining how the idea came about, Ismar Porić, Artistic Director at Bosnia‘s Superar Srebrenica, speaks of how he wanted to create an anthem of peace for a world in which “…the tide …

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Introducing El Sistema PLAY – a new digital impact hub for orchestras

Combining the Venezuelan El Sistema philosophy and European innovation, El Sistema Sweden has begun to develop an online learning platform for both teachers and students. When asked about the aims of the project, El Sistema Sweden‘s artistic director, Ron Davis Alvarez (pictured above), stated that El Sistema Play had been created …

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Joyce DiDonato, Sofia Jeannin & Victor Jacob kick-start an exciting summer for El Sistema Greece!

As we move towards SEYO Athens in July and August, El Sistema Greece is getting in the mood with a host of very special events and guest visits. And, one upcoming event has got the students in Athens especially excited. In a particular coup for El Sistema Greece, the programme’s …

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El Sistema for peace

In the midst of challenging times in Venezuela, Fundamusical Simón Bolívar has restated the importance of its commitment to “peace, progress and the empowerment of youth” with a heart-warming message bringing both joy and hope to children and teenagers across the country. The Sistema Europe Board fully supports these sentiments …

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In partnership with El Sistema Greece, Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra’s annual Summer Residency comes to Athens for a celebration of social action through music, culminating in the Orchestra’s Greek debut at the Hellenic Festival

The Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO), with 200 young musicians, aged 10 to 20 years old, and 30 teachers from Sistema and Sistema-inspired ‘social action through music’ programmes in 27 countries, will come to Athens in 2017 for its annual summer residency, celebrating the power of music to unite nations, …

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Who says large committees can’t make decisions?

04/03/17 Following directions from the hugely stimulating Annual Assembly of Sistema Europe in Vienna last April, Sistema Europe recently concluded its ‘Mission & Vision’ rewriting study. A new jointly agreed statement of the Network’s purpose, vision, mission and programme principles can now be found on the About Sistema Europe page and …

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Training opportunity in Croatia: Application Extension

02/02/17 – Call for proposals for a significant new initiative: Training on El Sistema methodology – Deadline Extension! In order to support teachers in implementing El sistema methodology in the Istria region, SO DO, El Sistema Croatia, are able to offer an important opportunity to experienced colleagues from European El …

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