ABOUT THE CAMP
On this page, you can read more about Side by Side by El Sistema. During the pandemic, the camp may function in a slightly different way. Always stay up to date about this year’s camp by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media.
Side by Side by El Sistema is an international orchestra and choir camp. Children and youth from Sweden and several other countries rehearse together in central Gothenburg with the Concert Hall as a focal point, under the direction of several exciting conductors, musicians and teachers. For those traveling in, accommodation can be made available in close connection to the rehearsal venues. In 2020, a digital version of the camp was created and the platform, called the Digi Site, was used in 2021 as well.
To give as many as possible the opportunity to participate and develop at their own pace at the camp, the orchestras and choirs at Side by Side are sectioned into level appropriate tracks. To make the camp as fun and educational as possible, it's important that every participant chooses the appropriate track, and that everyone comes well prepared for their level. It is above all the repertoire that should decide which track you choose. Ask your instrumental/choir teacher for help, if your are unsure of which track to choose.
We encourage all participants to stay in the same track for more than one year. Each track has its own repertoire and its own start and end date during the camp. Activities, rehearsals and the length of the day are all modified to suit. The tracks meet at joint rehearsals and concerts.
The camp days are filled with rehearsals and concerts as well as communal meals and other activities. Sometimes, the participants rehearse in small groups, section by section with an instructor for each group. Sometimes a whole section meets and sometimes all participants in a track rehearse together, the whole orchestra or choir at the same time. Some rehearsals are held in English.
One of Side by Side's main goals is to provide an opportunity for role modeling. It is educating and instructive to play and sing side by side with other participants of different ages and levels. That's why we let the tracks meet and make music together during the camp. The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble are strong advocates of this learning method.
During Side by Side, the participants play and sing at several different concerts, where they get to showcase their newfound abilities together. Follow our newsletter and digital channels to keep up to date about the concerts.
Maroon 5 Memories Cover / Canon in D Mashup
Side by Side 2021 Music Video
Bringing the World Together Through Music
8 Years of Side by Side
Lion King Circle of Life Cover
Side by Side 2020 Music Video
Music Is the Universal Language
Side by Side 2019 Mini Documentary
Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson cover
Side by Side 2018 Music Video
A Summer of Concerts
Ode to Joy
Side by Side & Gustavo Dudamel
Side by Side 2017 Mini Documentary
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& Göteborgs Symfoniker 2018
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