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Music is more important than ever to keep children and young people up during the pandemic. Therefore, it feels wonderful to be able to carry out the international music camp Side by Side by El Sistema in a completely digital format 19-23 June. Through music, we build bridges between people, cultures and continents. Join us you too!

Registration is open until 21 May for children and young people between about 6 and 23 years.

Last year, “Side by Side: Digital” gathered over 700 participants from 30 countries – this year the camp has developed and will, among other things, offer some musical surprises and even more interactivity.

In this year’s big song, the composers Tvete Vik & Dahlgren have merged Memories of Maroon 5 with Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel and created the camp’s most ambitious arrangement ever. It will be recorded by the participants in the spring and made into a music video corresponding to last year’s Circle of Life.

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Registration is open until 21 May for children and young people between about 6 and 23 years.

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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 Orchestra 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.”

Play and sing even more with us!

Develop your musicality even more with us at the Concert Hall! Musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, professional educator and singer are on hand to support you in the music camp Side by Side but also in The Fall Break Choir with orchestra, Vägus and The Sports Holiday Orchestra. Guaranteed energy injections where you get to know even more people who love music.

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