The International orchestra and choir camp Side by Side by El Sistema is a part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary which we, together with children and young people from around the world, are celebrating with lots of joy and creativity all the way to the Jubilee Year 2021, and far beyond.
Application & sign-ups
Application period for selected tracks: 11 november 2019- 10 january 2020
Sign-ups for all other tracks open on 3 february 2020.
Parents and families are also welcome to attend.To the Side by Side-web
Side by Side 2020: Festival Concert
A gigantic, musical firework with all the participants from the music camp 2020, side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble!
Side by Side 2020: Choirs in Concert
A lovely lunch concert with choir singing in all its forms in the Concert Hall! Over 250 choir singers from the music camp perform together with the Vocal Ensemble. Free entry, limited numbers of seats.
Side by Side 2020: Closing Concert
A powerful classical concert sets the stage for 2020 year's edition of the Side by Side camp.
Children and young people from all over the world
During Side by Side by El Sistema in Gothenburg children and young people from all over the world meet for to play in an orchestra, sing in chorus, to create and develop. The participants rehearse, socialize and creates a grand finale concert playing together with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony, who also are mentors for the adepts.
During workshops and rehearsals they meet exciting performers and artists. They inspire each other, develop together and gain new skills. Parents and families are also welcome to participate.
From 2016 the Gothenburg Symphony is the main organizer of Side by Side by El Sistema in close collaboration with the El Sistema Foundation Sweden. El Sistema is a program created in 1975 by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu in Venezuela with the vision that music can develop and create positive social change in a child’s life.To the Side by Side-web
Bridges between people, cultures and continents
With a shared passion for music Side by Side by El Sistema builds bridges between people, cultures and continents.
“These kids have matured by three years in one week,’ said one of the teachers as we walked through Gothenburg. That really is the best description of the effect that the trip to Sweden has had on this group of young musicians from In Harmony Telford and Sistema in Norwich.”