Concert ODE – Orchestre Démos Europe.
On Saturday, 26 February, after one rehearsals week, 120 young music students from the Sistema initiatives from all over Europe were reuniting in Paris in order to participate in an ambitious and highly symbolic project: ODE - Orchestre Démos Europe. Four young Cypriot musicians took part to this unique initiative placed under the High Patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic.
Replay: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/107566-000-A/ode-l-orchestre-demos-europe-a-la-philharmonie-de-paris/. This concert was conducted by Corinna Niemeyer and Aurélien Azan Zielinski.
Chypre – El Sistema Cyprus
Sistema Cyprus is a social orchestra and choir programme established in 2018. Sistema Cyprus offers musical education to the children and young people of Cyprus, including migrants, refugees, and children and young people with fewer opportunities, and ensures that these groups are respected, recognised and included in society. Sistema Cyprus is inspired by the El Sistema social action music programme that first founded in Venezuela in 1975. Through the formation of orchestras and choirs, El Sistema acts as a superb model, reaching children and young people in many of the world’s challenging neighbourhoods. El Sistema and inspired programmes, like ours, offer free classical music education that gives children and youth with fewer opportunities all over the world the opportunity for personal development of its participants, primarily through empowerment and helping them reach their full potential.