EME in Buenos Aires

Period: 23 to 30 September 2019

Musicians : Musicians of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Participants : Barrio 31 residents

Description :

In June 2018, the Fondation EME organised interventions in refugee camps in Athens, following the OPL tour. Indeed, the Trio Vivace, formed by Irène Chatzisavas, Sébastien Grébille and Emmanuel Chaussade, was able to bring its know-how to young talents, thanks to a collaboration with El Sistema Greece. These were pure moments of happiness for the children and an extremely rich experience for our musicians.

The Fondation EME now wishes to relaunch such a social action during the tour in South America, and more precisely in Buenos Aires at Barrio 31, a disadvantaged neighborhood with approximately 40,000 people living in it and located within walking distance from downtown Buenos Aires.

In order to organise the five planned musical interventions, the Fondation EME is supported by Tomas Galmarini, director of Barrio31 and responsible for integration at the Buenos Aires City Hall. Three ensembles specially formed for this occasion were willing to play in this neighborhood. Thus the Fondation EME can organise two concerts in the courtyard of a large public school (about 300 children) on the morning of September 23 and 30 and a musical intervention for the general public in their community house on Sunday, September 29 around 16.00.

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