The Young Emmanuel Philharmonic Orchestra is formed by children as young as 8 years old and teenagers up to 16 years old in a socially vulnerable situation in Campo Grande – MS are the target audience of this project. They can get to know and play eight types of instruments: violin, string viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and saxophone.
The classes are held in the project’s partner venues, on alternate days. As they evolve, they become part of the Young Emmanuel Philharmonic Orchestra. The contact with music awakens new values and often transforms relationships with school, family, and friends.
The classes take place nowadays in four poles, in the Jardim Tayaná, Dom Antônio, and Center neighborhoods.
Currently there are 16 teachers and 92 students.
The Young Emmanuel Philharmonic Orchestra performs in corporate events, class entities, public agencies, educational and charity institutions. The presentations generate rewarding experiences for the young people and thrill the audience.
“Music is for evolution and my greatest pleasure is to see a boy who was lost, discover meaning in life,” says Maestro Orion Cruz, the Orchestra’s founder, and project coordinator, enthusiastically. Keep reading to learn a little more about the history of the project that inspires young people to choose a better present and future.