El Sistema Festival in Gothenburg, 17 – 21 April 2013.

El Sistema Festival in Gothenburg, 17 – 21 April, featured a symposium “Sistema Europe” which was attended by representatives from Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, England, Denmark and Croatia, with guests from the USA – Tricia Tunstall (author of the book on El Sistema) and Eric Booth (scholar, author of essays exploring the phenomenon of El Sistema success). We met the Swedish El Sistema teachers, visited some of their “nucleos”, participated in panel-discussions, heard about examples of good practice in other countries and attended the concerts in which children performed alongside the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.