For the sixth year the international music camp Side by Side by El Sistema will take place in Gothenburg from 15-19th June 2019.
During a few immersive summer days, children and young people gather from all around the world in Gothenburg to play in an orchestra, sing in a choir and develop their creativity. Participants rehearse, socialize, sing and play together. The camp ends in a magnificent concert side by side with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony!
Gothenburg Symphony has been the main organizer for the international music camp Side by Side El Sistema Sweden since 2016. It is a flagship for the Swedish National Orchestra´s Children and youth activities. The camp operates in close collaboration with the foundation El Sistema Sweden. El Sistema is a program founded in 1975 in Venezuela by José Antonio Abreu with the vision to develop and create positive social change in children’s lives through music. It becomes part of essential social mobilization in places where segregation has limited the opportunities for human development. In Sweden the foundation aims to spread and develop the El Sistema message.
Side by Side by El Sistema is an important part of Gothenburg´s 400th anniversary. Bringing together children and young people to celebrate with joy and creativity all the way to the anniversary of 2021 and long after. Our goal is that when Gothenburg turns 400 years, Side by Side by El Sistema will be a world leading music camp for children from all over the world. The Jubilee initiative puts Gothenburg on the world map when children and young people meet through music, solidarity and develop confidence for the future. With music as a force, we counteract segregation and build bridges between people, cultures and continents.
WITH SUPPORT OF
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Copyright Stiftelsen El Sistema Sverige
& Göteborgs Symfoniker 2018