Eight children together with two teachers from the Harmonie Foundation Orchestra have been selected for the first time this year to attend the SEYO – Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra – camp. Its culmination was a festive performance on the stage of the mythical Odeon amphitheatre in Athens. As many as 250 young musicians gave their performance on August 1 at the end of the annual Hellenic Festival. Taking part are children from the European countries that organize their own programs inspired by the famous El Sistema project. During the final performance the host organization, El Sistema Greece, also brought on to the stage children from the Skaramagkas refugee camp who joined in the concert´s closing piece – Ode to Joy.
Report on the event has already appeared on BBC 3 in its program Music Matters. Find out more at www.en.nfharmonie.cz