EME in Athens

Period:  2019 

Musicians : Musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Participants: refugee children and youngsters from Skaramagkas, Eleonas camps and the cultural center Kypselis in Athens

Description :

In 2018, El Sistema Greece approached the Fondation EME for an exchange of experience between the young participants of El Sistema Greece and the foundation's musicians.

El Sistema Greece is a community music project that provides free music education to children and youth in Greece. It is especially active for refugees, facilitating their inclusion in their host country.

As Joyce DiDonato and the musicians of Il Pomo d'oro did before them, the three OPL musicians from Trio Vivace Irène Chatzisavas, Sébastien Grébille and Emmanuel Chaussade presented their work as professional musicians to the children. They practised music with them and gave them advice.

The musicians of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra took the opportunity of their tour of Germany, Austria, Turkey and Greece to participate in this project, as they gave their last concert of the tour in Athens. Sharing the values of inclusion through music, it was natural for the Fondation EME to start this first cooperation with El Sistema Greece...