The concert also served as a stage for the children who participated in the Summer Festival for a week, where they were able to showcase what they had learned in terms of music theory, notation, and listening skills.
The concert fulfilled a dual purpose, as it not only marked the anniversary celebration of El Sistema Texas but also provided an opportunity for the children who participated in the Summer Festival held during the past week to conclude on a high note. They demonstrated their acquired knowledge of music theory, notation, and listening skills.
St. John Vlanney Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was the venue that hosted the young musicians, along with their families, representatives, teachers, volunteers, and other individuals who could enjoy, free of charge, the talent and magic of each of the performed pieces, accompanied by the Hispanic Children’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
During the concert, attendees could perceive that the work of El Sistema Texas goes beyond merely playing and singing; it’s an endeavor that encompasses more. It’s carried out in an environment of learning, camaraderie, and fun, but above all, discipline and perseverance. It embodies a vision to make collective and individual musical practice possible.
Established in August 2022, El Sistema Texas is a program of musical education and extracurricular inclusion for Hispanic children in primary school. It achieves this through the creation of orchestras and choirs as tools for social organization and humanistic development. It establishes diverse pathways that enable music to become an integral part of everyday life for all.