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February 2013     www.ihse.org.uk

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In Harmony • Sistema England's quarterly newsletter

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In Harmony Sistema England, chaired by internationally renowned cellist and In Harmony founder Julian Lloyd Webber, is a charity that supports the In Harmony projects currently funded by the Department for Education and the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as other programmes that seek to enrich the life of children through music. Our mission is to secure the long term delivery and expansion of these programmes, inspired by the values, principles and methodology of Venezuela's El Sistema. More...

Future events

Future events

15 February, 1pm. In Harmony Lambeth's Holst Orchestra will perform at the Royal Festival Hall's Clore Ballroom, in the Southbank Centre, as part of the Imagine Children's Festival. More...

22 February, 12pm. In Harmony Lambeth's Stockwell Children's Orchestra will perform at the Royal Festival Hall's Clore Ballroom, in the Southbank Centre, as their Half Term Course concert. More...

Future events

22 March, 1pm. In Harmony Liverpool's West Everton Children's Orchestra & Super Strings will perform at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, in celebration of the In Harmony project's fourth anniversary. More...

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Have you got an orchestral instrument that is no longer used and is gathering dust somewhere? If so, we know a child that can use it. Please contact Nina Kaye, Director of IHSE, who will arrange for the collection of instruments. In Harmony mostly needs strings, woodwind, brass and orchestral percussion instruments.





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England's Sistema-inspired projects visit Venezuela's El Sistema

England's Sistema-inspired projects visit Venezuela's El Sistema

Tutors and staff from the six In Harmony projects, the In Harmony Sistema England charity, Arts Council England, Southbank Centre and Sistema Norwich travelled to Caracas to have a close-up look at the social programme that has enriched the lives of more than 2.5 million children and young people. More...

Photo gallery: Our trip to Venezuela

Photo gallery: Our trip to Venezuela

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures of IHSE's visit to El Sistema. More...

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

"El Sistema gives young people access to the best in a way it is hard to imagine without seeing it at first hand," writes Richard Hallam MBE, Director/Trustee of the In Harmony Sistema England charity and Chair of ISME Sistema SIG. More...

El Sistema: Where does all that passion come from?

El Sistema: Where does all that passion come from?

"Like many things in this System that is not a system, there isn’t a magic formula or a single explanation," writes Reynaldo Trombetta, who is Director of Communications at In Harmony Sistema England. More...

El Sistema visit: Key things to take away

El Sistema visit: Key things to take away

"It was impossible not to be impressed and in many ways overawed by the sheer scale of the national programme, its integration, the very high musical standards at all levels and the commitment of all involved", writes Ian Burton, head of the In Harmony Nottingham project. More...

If an ensemble is driven by passion no obstacle is large enough

If an ensemble is driven by passion no obstacle is large enough

"One of the most influential aspects of El Sistema for me was the total inclusion and equality across social divisions within society, ethnicity, gender and disabilities", writes John Connolly, a music tutor at the In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead project. More...