Sistema hopes to create radical social change in the communities it calls home through its after school orchestral music program. Saint John is fortunate to be such a community. Sistema improves social development by instilling confidence and teaching the values of teamwork and collective action through the universal language of music.
New Brunswick’s Hemmings House Pictures will screen “Sistema Revolution”, a documentary about the program’s Venezuelan beginnings, on CBC television, Saturday May 26th at noon. From the Hemmings House blog:
Sistema Revolution is a documentary about radical social change inspired by classical music. The film follows a group of directors from the internationally-acclaimed “New Brunswick Youth Orchestra” as they explore how Venezuela has developed the world’s leading social program that today exports more classical musicians than anywhere on the planet. (“Best Overall Pilot” at the Banff World Television Festival). The NBYO board of directors become inspired to roll out a similar music program in New Brunswick. Sistema New Brunswick is now in its third successful year and has inspired hundreds of children from all backgrounds to learn classical music daily and become strong global citizens.
Watch the trailer here.
Visit El Sistema here.