By Ana Carolina Morales
Mamma Mia! For the first time, El Sistema Texas will go on an international tour. Fifteen of their musicians will perform in a concert hall in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France. The tour will start on June 1 and will finish on June 12.
The vice president and founder of this organization, Rhomy López, explained the young musicians are guests of Il Violino Colorato, an orchestral educational program based in Rome. “Maestro Karen Velásquez, invited us. She is a Venezuelan violinist who also is part of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela,” described.
For the first time, 15 Hispanic musicians ―among children and teenagers― will perform on stage at the Santa Cecilia Auditorium in Rome. These students are members of the Hispanic Children’s Symphony of El Sistema Texas and are proficient with the violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
“This is our first international outing; it is an enriching experience for everyone and an opportunity to show the great work we have been doing for a year and a half. We will strengthen international ties with other programs that share our mission,” added López.
Also, a fundraising campaign started. This aid will help cover the expenses of this international tour.
Established in 2022, El Sistema Texas has the conviction of transforming the lives of Hispanic children and their families through the discipline of musical education. The young musicians performed 13 times in different settings in Houston in 2023. They have been rehearsing the new repertoire since the beginning of 2024.
This non-profit organization has 150 students in four programs: Hispanic Children’s Symphony Orchestra Preparatory, Hispanic Children’s Symphony Orchestra, Hispanic Youth Symphony Chamber, and the Hispanic Children’s Symphony Choir.
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