On June 6th in Palermo, Sicily, was held the official donation ceremony of stringed instruments that CremonaFiere within the Mondomusica context has given to the children of the project “My School becomes Conservatory.”
A big and important event attended by the Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, who stressed the importance to work as a system in order to spread musical culture among younger generations.
The official donation ceremony of string instruments has ended in which this year CremonaFiere, through “Give Music a Chance”, has shared it with the City and Conservatory of Palermo.
Palermo’s children enriched the ceremony with a performance using percussion, guitars, violins and a chorus with their city as a theme; the President of the municipal Council Salvatore Orlando, the Councillor for Culture Andrea Cusumano, the Director of the Conservatory Daniele Ficola thanked CremonaFiere’s President Antonio Piva during the ceremony for the sensitivity shown by CremonaFiere in sharing the aims of the project “My School becomes Conservatory” and Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo, stressed the importance to work as a system in order to spread musical culture among the younger generations.
The 13 string instruments, including the 1920 violin by the Master Cremonese Luthier Stefano Trabucchi and the educational materials offered by Schott Music and Boosey & Hawkes are today in the hands of the children following the courses of the pilot project for musical literacy promoted by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Palermo and made possible by the Conservatory of Palermo.
The courses started in the school year 2014/2015 and will continue beyond the end of the school year in the months of June and July and then resume for the school year 2015/2016.
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