MYCincinnati, a free classical music program modeled on El Sistema, visits Cleveland to give a joint concert with El Sistema@Rainey!
On May 31, the MYCincinnati Orchestra, comprised of 19 kids ages 7 to 13, as well as their teachers and parents, will hit the road. We’ll be going to Cleveland, to give a joint concert with a similar program (26 children immersed in the study of classical, orchestral music for 10 hours a week) called El Sistema@Rainey.
MYCincinnati and El Sistema@Rainey are part of a growing network of more than fifty program in the U.S. that are built around the ideals and practices of the Venezuelan music education miracle known as El Sistema. Founded 35 years ago, El Sistema is a world-renowned, free, youth development program that uses music as a vehicle for social change. Since 1975, almost 2 million children have been part of the program, with over 300,000 students currently participating. From the earliest stages of a child’s musical development, El Sistema emphasizes ensemble playing, group learning and peer teaching, while keeping the fun of musical learning and music making ever-present.
For both MYCincinnati and El Sistema@Rainey, this performance that will grandly close their inaugural year. It will also mark the first ever Ohio Seminario. In Venezuela, a “seminario” is the joining of various local or regional musical forces for an intensive workshop culminating in a performance. The goals: to work hard, make music, make friends and have FUN!
Why we need money: gas and food! Please help us make this exciting experience possible for our students! If we raise extra money, we will also be able to bring MYCincinnati t-shirts as gifts for the students in Cleveland.
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