keep-calm-and-carry-on-17042 November 13, 2014

Avoiding the Clap Trap

August 25, 2014


The Challenge of El Sistema

It may be ubiquitous as a pedagogical tool, but does that make it a good idea?

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Video Blog – A Transcontinental Connection

August 15, 2014


Samuel gives an impromptu violin lesson

Three South Americans reach out across 7000km with extraordinary results

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The Venezuela revisit revisited

August 6, 2014


The Orquesta Infantil rehearses under the mango trees

It’s not just about the orchestra; it’s about what you do with it.

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ISME Sistema in Porto Alegre – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

July 30, 2014


It's Cubist Charlie Brown. No explanation was forthcoming

ISME 2014 and the Sistema Special Interest Group have both drawn to their conclusion in Porto Alegre. Here, for your reading enjoyment, are the relative highlights. And the lowlights.

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Acarigua – The Legend Continues

June 30, 2014


Post-concert celebrations

This was not the same orchestra. There was a technical and musical assurance, a mental flexibility, a level of intellectual discipline that was evident in every measure they played.

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On the S.S. (Symphonic Ship) Titanic

May 26, 2014


Sometimes the band can't play on

Can Sistema save the Symphony?

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