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Author Archives: Karin Kocourková

Preparatory Course in Kořenského Elementary School

When: Twice a week on Tuesday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Where: Kořenského kindergarten and elementary school, Kořenského 10/760, Prague 5 Teachers: Anežka Kyselková and Růženka Dvořáková If you are interested in attending the preparatory course, make sure to let us know matzke.alena@nfharmonie.cz or info@nfharmonie.cz Phone: +420 608 900 887 Read More »

Gustavo Dudamel In the Hall of Fame

Gustavo Dudamel, current music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and one of best-known faces of the El Sistema project, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame in Hollywood – more info at www.latimes.com Read More »

SEYO 2018 in Birmingham and London

Seven most advanced members of our orchestra and two adults will join this year summer camp for musicians from different Sistema inspired orchestras all over the Europe. For more information about this special 10-day event please see press release: PRESS RELEASE SEYO 2018 ENGLAND Read More »

Playing at the Khamoro 2018 Festival

For the second time this year we will perform at the Khamoro Festival. After performance to be given by part of the children´s orchestra, our teachers again offer to children visiting the festival a medley of other activities. A novelty in our offer this year will be a workshop in playing string instruments. Children will get a chance to play ... Read More »

Together with the Students of the Prague Conservatoire in the Czech Museum of Music

Thanks to our conductor Chuhei Iwasaki we carry on the tradition of our joint performances with the String Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire, once again held in the Czech Museum of Music. The audience was treated to a truly unforgettable experience. More information on the event on Facebook Read More »

Thank you, TV Praha

We would like to thank the private TV station TV Praha for broadcasting its report from our concert “Come and Play with Us“. The Harmonie Foundation makes the world more colorful. Nadační fond Harmonie dělá svět barevnějším   Read More »

JOSÉ ANTONIO ABREU, FOUNDER OF EL SISTEMA, DIED

Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, an outstanding personality who has succeeded in positively affecting lives of children not only in Venezuela but all over the world, died this Saturday, March 24 at the age of 79. Maestro Abreu has pioneered a novel methodology for music education for children. From the very beginning children work in an orchestra ... Read More »

A few snapshots from a preparatory course at Klánovice held in October and November 2017

At the beginning, the children were introduced to their musical instruments and then made their own paper ones. They were taught how to hold their instruments properly and instructed to keep correct posture of their bodies. The course came complete with supervision by Mr. Bruno Campo, the Art Director of the whole Orchestra. And then, all very serious and enthusiastic, ... Read More »

Easter music playing

The Harmonie Foundation and its Children´s String Orchestra take pleasure in inviting you to an Easter musical event for children to be held in the park behind the Old Town´s Town Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The event is co-organized by the Harmonie Foundation and the Prague 1 Borough Municipal Authority. The Children´s String Orchestra will ... Read More »

Congratulations to Ivo Kahánek on his Classic Prague Award

The winners of the Classic Prague Awards have been announced. The classical music awards were bestowed on the pianist Ivo Kahánek, the Czech Philharmonic or the Clarinet Factory Classic Prague Awards mají vítěze. Ceny klasické hudby získali pianista Ivo Kahánek, Česká filharmonie nebo Clarinet Factory Read More »