Collaborations

 
The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

FilarMed Wins Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

07-20-2022

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellín (FilarMed) was honored with the Classical:Next Innovation Award in May, celebrating forward-thinking music projects around the world.

Sistema Toronto Celebrates Indigenous Music

07-20-2022

A recent project from Sistema Toronto connected students with a local artistic tradition, Métis Fiddle Music, in order to expand their understanding of Indigenous music of the region.

Beautiful Mind & KEF Partner to Support Music Programs in Korea

07-20-2022

The philanthropic organization Beautiful Mind has teamed up with audio equipment brand KEF to support music education and orchestral activities for children with disabilities and adolescents from low-income families in Korea.

Side by Side Is Finally Back

07-06-2022

After two years of digital alternatives, Side by Side 2022 returned to Gothenburg, Sweden over a few sunny days in June.

An Operatic Message from Our Children: Save the Planet!

07-06-2022

The challenges of climatic changes, the destiny of our planet, the possibility for new generations to take their future in their hands—these very big ideas inspired my colleague Magali Thomas and me to write a new opera for young people.

Finding Their Voice: OrKidstra’s KidComposers

07-06-2022

When a dedicated youth music organization starts brainstorming, the sky opens with possibilities. Such was the lead-up to the creation of KidComposers, a natural extension of OrKidstra’s online Improv Explorers program.

GLP Imagined Community Concert: Reunion

06-15-2022

During our conversations with them, CMW staff shared that they sometimes struggle to engage families to attend concerts. In considering how best to bring together all CMW families, students, and faculty, we came up with “Reunion,” an imagined concert designed to help CMW unite and celebrate their community’s many cultures and people.

Black Orchestral Network Launches

06-15-2022

Last month saw the launch of the Black Orchestral Network (BON), a collective dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable orchestral field for Black musicians across the U.S.

A Far-Flung Teaching Partnership to Keep a Namibian Music School Alive

06-01-2022

Recently, we have created an initiative whereby dedicated musicians from Germany fly to Namibia at regular intervals for the next five to six years to pass on their pedagogical knowledge to the YONA music teacher team. The initiative is already up and running; we recruited the German teachers by selecting them from different European music education programs.

A Special Partnership Generates a Regional Residency

06-01-2022

Music students from many regions, coming together across distances to spend days of intensive music-making together—around the world, this has long been one of El Sistema’s most famous and valued traditions. For the past two pandemic years, that tradition has been largely shut down.

But it’s beginning to come to life again.

Share

© Copyright 2022 Ensemble News