School orchestras pass the test
Following the successful production of two children’s operas and a concert featuring French songs, Accademia d’Archi has expanded its children's programs using the Venezuelan method El Sistema. Known in France as “orchestres à l’école”, beginners are taught how to play musical instruments together.
The program is a multi partner initiative between the Département d’Instruction Publique (DIP), public schools, the Accademia d’Archi, Wilsdorf Foundation and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. It brings music to children through their personal experience, stimulating their curiosity and giving them renewed confidence both at school and in daily life.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations renew their support to the school orchestra program in French-speaking Switzerland
The first orchestra has been created in Geneva in 2012. Since then, three new classes were opened: 2 in September 2013 and another one in September 2014, bringing the total number of orchestra led by the Accademia d’Archi to 4.