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Orchestra for Everyone

A project from C.O.N. SONANZA e.V.
in München, Germany

Innovative project for the social integration and cultural education of children and young people from all socio-cultural backgrounds with the basic principles of offering an excellent and free music education with regular, joint learning and practic

Constanza Holbl
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About this project

C.O.N. SONANZA is a social music project based on the model of the music promotion program El Sistema from Venezuela, which became internationally known with its top orchestras like the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and famous "children" like star conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The aim of founder and UNESCO peace ambassador José Antonio Abreu was the individual, but first and foremost the collective musical education of children and young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. And finally, to change entrenched social inequalities.  

At C.O.N. SONANZA, they receive free classical music training from qualified music teachers and, if necessary, a loan instrument, which the children can choose themselves after getting to know the various instruments and teachers. The final decision is made by the teaching team according to the suitability of the child for the chosen instrument.  

The vision of the project founders is to perform a symphony of a great composer with the first orchestra of C.O.N. SONANZA in the newly built concert house in Munich, and to found further orchestras and choirs in Germany. In this way, they want to show the adults of today and tomorrow what inclusion can achieve through classical music.

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