El Sistema Greece ~ Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra

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El Sistema Greece ~ Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra
The Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO) consists of 190 young musicians between the ages of ten and twenty, as well as thirty music teachers from 27 countries that have adopted Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes for “social action through music.”

In 2017, the SEYO will come to Athens for its annual summer camp, celebrating the ability of music to unite nations, religions, and cultures, especially during these difficult times for Europe. The SEYO 2017 Summer Camp will be hosted by El Sistema Greece and held in Athens from 19 July to 2 August. The camp is organized by Sistema Europe, a network of programmes inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema that was founded 42 years ago by José Antonio Abreu.

The SEYO was previously held in Austria (2013), Turkey (2014), and Italy (2015). Guided by exceptional teachers and conductors, young musicians from various countries will live and rehearse together, in view of concerts and unofficial performances in key European venues.