In mid-June, children and young people from all over the world gather in Gothenburg to play in orchestra, sing in choir, create and develop together. Through music, we build bridges between people, cultures and continents. Join us you too!
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.
Due to the corona pandemic the 2020 camp was transformed to Side by Side: Digital, with online participants from 30 countries. The Final Festival Concert was a live streamed meeting point for both participants and audience.
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.
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.