VIOLA AROUND THE WORLD

A world tour, with a viola, to meet El Sistema programs

ONE VIOLA
around the world

22 COUNTRIES
crossed

20,000 KM (12,500 MILES)
by train

HUNDREDS OF MEETINGS
with kids from disadvantaged areas helped by El Sistema, musicians, local people, etc.

The philosophy of the project

From my solo trips, I get the taste to discover the world and its population. The desire to share and interact with others is my guideline for this trip, and the viola is an obvious way to get in touch easily with others. In a world where we sometimes forget that happiness is made of small things, I meet women and men who, through music, help others. In particular, I meet the El Sistema associations that help children, thanks to music. In addition, public transport, and in particular the train, is privileged as much as possible.

© Joshua Green

Concrete actions during the trip

  1. Go into schools, especially from disadvantaged areas, to meet kids helped by El Sistema. Thanks to a partnership with El Sistema France, I can easily meet all those associations.
  2. Discover artists (from the streets, or local artists) and write about them on this blog
  3. Make short videos to presents all the El Sistema associations and artists I meet
  4. Use as much as possible public transports (especially trains and undergrounds) to limit my carbon footprint

Some trains I use

 

Some of the El Sistema programs on my road

To learn more about El Sistema, you can read the dedicated article.

CountryCity or ProvinceProgram nameWebsite
FranceEl Sistema Francewww.elsistema-france.org
FinlandSistema Finlandsistemafinland.blogspot.com
AustraliaSistema Australiawww.sistemaaustralia.com.au
AustraliaLavertonCrashendoericarasmussen.com.au/crashendo/
AustraliaMelbourneThe Pizzicato Effectmso.com.au/education/the-pizzicato-effect/
New ZealandWhangareiSistema Whangareiwww.sistemawhangarei.org.nz
New ZealandOtaraSistema Aotearoawww.sistemaaotearoa.org.nz
New ZealandWaikatoSistema Waikatowww.hccm.ac.nz/sistema-waikato/
New ZealandWellingtonArohanui Strings - Sistema Hutt Valleyarohanuistrings.org
PanamaOrquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Istmeñasinfonicajuvenilistmena.blogspot.com
VenezuelaEl Sistema Nacional de Orquestas y Coros Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuelafundamusical.org.ve
ColombiaBogotáIntegración Sistema Musicalwww.integracionsm.com
ColombiaBogotáFundación Nacional Batutawww.fundacionbatuta.org
ColombiaMedellínRed de Escuelas de Música de Medellínwww.redmusicamedellin.org
ColombiaCaliEscuela de Música Desepaz Caliescuelademusicadesepaz.org
ColombiaCaliFundación Notas de Paznotasdepaz.com
EcuadorFundación Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil del Ecuadorwww.fosje.org
EcuadorAzuayFundación Manos Solidariasfundacion-manos-solidarias.weebly.com
PeruSinfonía por el Perúwww.sinfoniaporelperu.org
PeruArpegio Perúwww.arpegioperu.org
PeruLimaOrquesta Sinfónica Juvenil del Perúwww.facebook.com/orquestasinfonicanacionaljuvenilperu
PeruHuachoOrquesta Sinfónica Infantil de Huachoportalnortmusicperu.blogspot.com
BoliviaSanta CruzSistema de Coros y Orquestassicorbolivia.wordpress.com
ChileFundación Orquestas Juveniles de Chilewww.orquestajuvenil.cl/foji/
ArgentinaFundación Sistema de Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles de Argentinawww.sistemadeorquestas.org.ar
ArgentinaLas Tunas O.N.Glastunasong.org.ar
ArgentinaCórdobaOrquesta-Escuela Mediterraneawww.proartecordoba.org/category/orquesta/
ArgentinaSan JuanFundación Orquesta Escuela San Juanwww.facebook.com/orquestaescuela.sanjuan
BrazilCuritibaProjeto Cidadão Musicalcidadaomusical.wordpress.com/
BrazilSão PauloProjeto Guriwww.projetoguri.org.br
BrazilSão PauloInstituto Baccarelliinstitutobaccarelli.org.br
BrazilRio de JaneiroBrazil Stringsbrazilstrings.org