Tuesday, 21 May 2013

ISME Sistema SIG News Update #7

ISME Newsletter
This ISME Sistema SIG News Update number 7 coincides with the publication of ISME's 60th anniversary newsletter. Keep a look-out for your copy if you haven't received it yet. Details of the 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education, Port Alegre, Brazil, 20 to 125 July 2-14 are included.

Submissions (deadline midnight – your time – 1 October 2013) are requested. Details will be provided on the ISME website www.isme.org/isme2014

Please also let me know if you are submitting Sistema related plans or are intending to bring a performance group to the conference. Please also continue to let Theodora, Graça and me know if you have any ideas for how we should celebrate our Sistema SIG during the conference. Just to know you are planning to attend would be good so that we could arrange a social event too.

Below is a range of information that has come to my attention since sending out the ISME Sistema SIG News update #6.


Sweden: Johanna Ericsson, Communicator with Stiftelsen El Sistema Sverige has sent this YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWQtwBB76c4

England: Ensemble IHSE's quarterly newsletter is available here

North America:
Congratulations Rachel! - Exploring El Sistema Lexington KY – Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras is pleased to announce the creation of the North Limestone MusicWorks, a new El Sistema-inspired program ...sistemafellows.typepad.com/my.../congratulations-rachel.html

El Sistema founder Jose Antonio Abreu to make two appearances at Cleveland ... Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan founder of the groundbreaking music-education program known as El Sistema, will make two appearances -- one open to the public -- next week at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he will receive an honorary ... See all stories on this topic »

Perfect harmony Stockton Record Harmony Stockton - a collaboration of Stockton Unified, University of the Pacific, the Stockton Symphony and the United Way - is modelled after Venezuela's renowned El Sistema program, which uses music to help lift students from poverty. This programme "seeks to lift college-going rates in Stockton and the surrounding Central Valley by offering resources to some of the region's most academically vulnerable children."

New Edmonton symphony program brings music to inner-city students Edmonton Journal The YONA-Sistema (Youth Orchestra of northern Alberta) is inspired by the El Sistema program developed almost 40 years ago in the poorest areas of Venezuela. Its founder, Jose Abreu, saw music as "an agent of social development because it transmits ...
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South America:

Brazil: Read this fascinating Q&A with Ricardo Castro, Founder and General Director, NEOJIBA – Núcleos Estaduais de Orquestras Juvenis e Infantis da Bahia, Brazil - in The Guardian: If you could pass on one word of advice to people setting up similar projects, what would it be? To follow the El Sistema principal philosophies - have the government committed to your project, never forget excellence, and promote social development and integration throughout group practice.

Venezuela: 3 minutes of video you won't want to miss: El Sistema • National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela ...El Sistema • National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela • Simon Rattle ...www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs99k_QrBmU

Or this one is just 1 minute 30 seconds but worth a listen. El Sistema • Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra • Christian Vásquez ...El Sistema • Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra • Christian Vásquez. SalzburgerFestspiele·75 videos ...www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiBCSHAZdJM

Or 1 minute 40 secs of Dudamel: El Sistema • Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra ... - YouTube El Sistema • Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra • Gustavo Dudamel .... Gustavo Dudamel conducts ...

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