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Author Archives: Karin Kocourková

Sistema Europe News: Gustavo Dudamel speaks at the Scottish Parliament

“I have made it my personal mission not to rest until music is truly a fundamental human right, for everyone.” Gustavo Dudamel – Edinburgh, August 25, 2023 Big Noise, a community based, transformational social change and music education programme delivered by Sistema Scotland, uses intensive, immersive orchestral music-making to foster confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children taking part ... Read More »

SEYO 2022 – Unforgettable memories

In July this year, the sixth edition of the international music camp Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO) took place in Madrid, Spain. The event brought together representatives from 21 active Sistema Europe music programs from 17 countries who formed an orchestra of 140 young musicians aged 10 to 18. The Czech Republic, through the Harmonie Foundation, was represented by three young musicians – Esther, ... Read More »

SEYO 2022’s Young Change Makers

By Esther Akinyemi, Harmonie Foundation, Gabriel Nobre, Orquesta Geraçao, and Carlos Fontán, Pedagogic Director and General Manager, SEYO 2022 09-07-2022 Esther’s (second from right) working group shares their ideas. Photo: Laura Plaza/Design for Change. On July 14, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música became a celebration of youth, joy, and social commitment. Celebrating its fourth anniversary, the Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO) welcomed ... Read More »

SEYO 2022 Madrid

#SEYO22 The Czech Republic the Harmonie Foundation was represented by three young musicians playing violin, viola and violoncello. The 9-day intensive musical practice with the final concert was exceptional and unforgetable. Thank you all for organising, financing and teaching during this big event! The final concert SEYO 2022 Flashmob Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra in Madrid  Read More »

Videos from the open air concert – Come and play with us 2022

We would like to thank all the brave musicians and audience members who came regardless of the changeable weather to play and listen to the performance of a unique one-day orchestra on Střelecký Island on Sunday 29 May 2022. We would also like to thank our two patrons, Mrs. Simona Stašová and Mr. Ivo Kahánek, who came to support this ... Read More »

ODE – Orchestre Démos Europe – Paris 26.2.2022

ODE – Orchestre Démos Europe Residency and Concert at the Philharmonie de Paris – Grande Salle Pierre Boulez – Saturday, 26 February 2022, 8 p.m. CET   120 young musicians from all 27 EU member states gather to discover music together and perform at the Philharmonie de Paris on the occasion of the French Presidency of the Council of the ... Read More »

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 »