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CentreNote to support Sistema England

CentreNote has been engaged to support Sistema England in delivering a major cultural and music education exchange project SMEEC, co-funded by the European Union.

SMEEC (Sistema-inspired Music Education and Exchange with Canada) will see 2,000 young musicians and music tutors rehearse, perform and work together. The participants will share best practice in El Sistema inspired music education. In addition, guests and professional musicians will perform to the young musicians and will play alongside them in concerts.

Richard Hallam of Sistema England said: “The high profile and scale of these performances will inspire the young musicians and their peers, and will help to raise the expectations of the children involved, and their families, teachers and communities.”

El Sistema is a tested model of how a music program can both create great musicians and dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s neediest kids. Among its graduates, El Sistema Venezuela has nurtured international musicians such as Edicson Ruiz and Gustavo Dudamel and the world-renowned Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra.

Sistema England is a charity that seeks to transform the lives of children, young people and their communities through the power of music making, as part of the international El Sistema movement. Sistema England promotes the work of a number of ambitious Sistema Inspired programmes in England, all of which use music to bring positive change to the lives of children and their communities across England.

SMEEC project is coordinated by Sistema England working with Sistema Italia in Italy, The Leading Note Foundation and Sistema Toronto in Canada, and European Mozart Ways and Go-operate in Austria.

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