A bumper news update today – some really good reading, things to look at and exciting events happening!
ISME thanks to everyone who has submitted presentations and posters for the conference next year. If you haven't already done so, you have one day left to submit!!!! http://www.isme.org/presidents-welcome
Global The long anticipated Worldwide Literature Review of Sistema and Sistema-Inspired Programmes is now available for FREE download from www.sistemaglobal.org it is well worth the read!
Eric Booth and Tricia Tunstall have written a fascinating essay on Sistema: http://ericbooth.net/?p=526 also well worth the read!!!
England Sistema Inspired programmes will feature throughout the day at the ISM's international conference from April 15th (evening) through to April 17th in Birmingham. http://www.ism.org/news/article/music-in-the-21st-century-under-the-spotlight-at-the-ism-conference for further information.
Sistema Europe: Thanks to Etienne Abelin from Superar Switzerland who has posted this clip of the Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra from the summer: http://youtu.be/iniJSfEZyAA
Paraguay Landfill Harmonic is also worth 15 minutes of your time if you haven't seen them before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfOvJEdurk Thanks again to Etienne for providing this link.
Ireland: Many congratulations to Dorothy Conaghan of the National Concert Hall Primary Strings Outreach Project, who has been awarded The Mary Kelly Scholarship by University College Dublin for the length and depth of outstanding lifetime achievement in promoting equality in the area of music education. This Scholarship is awarded to one Equality Studies student/ researcher each year who has demonstrated an outstanding record of activism for equality and social justice. The award is competitive and international and is given in recognition of exceptional achievement.
And great news for Limerick: Their Sing Out with Strings gala concert will be taking place in the University Concert Hall at the University of Limerick on Wednesday 11th June. The concert is part of the official events for Ireland's first City of Culture, which will be held in Limerick for 2014. Maybe another chance for some of us to meet?
Croatia El Sistema day in Lisinski Concert Hall. Carmen Hiti www.so-do.hr "Sistem of children and youth orchestras" is going ahead with this project on the 8th November 2014. The agreement has been signed with the Concert hall and she is writing to the patron – the Croatian president - to fix it in his diary. Carmen says 'come whatever may this event will happen! She is planning to have a seminar on Sistema methodology for her teachers in which she may be able to include other ("younger") musicians from Sistema-inspired programmes. (Sadly, it is highly likely that I will not be able to join you personally owing to another event that has to take place at the same time – more on that in a future news update!).
Richard J Hallam MBE
Chair ISME Sistema SIG 2012/2014
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