EME in Athens
Period: twice a year
Musicians : Musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Participants: refugee children and youngsters from Skaramagkas, Eleonas camps and the cultural center Kypselis in Athens
This year, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg is touring Germany, Austria, Turkey and Greece. El Sistema Greece, a community music project that offers free music education to children and young people in Greece and is mainly active for refugees, approached the Fondation EME for an exchange of experience by musicians from the foundation. As Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d'oro have already done before them, three musicians of the Trio Vivace Irène Chatzisavas, Sébastien Grébille and Emmanuel Chaussade will present their work as professional musicians to the children and practice music with them. Since the musicians are already there, the last concert will take place in Athens, it was natural for the Fondation EME to start this cooperation with El Sistema Greece.