El Sistema Transcanal was set up the day after the attacks of 22 March 2016. Since September 2016, more than 300 children from Molenbeek and Elsene/Ixelles will participate in two large-scale concerts, of which one will take place in June 2018 with the Brussels Philharmonic at Flagey. All the children receive an additional hour of music during school hours. During the holidays, they receive further time to master an instrument. Thanks to special arrangements made for the purpose by composer and arranger Nick Hayes and under the artistic direction of Sarah Goldfarb, director of ReMuA, the children discover classical music in a very personal and direct manner. El Sistema Transcanal seeks in this way to help vulnerable children step out of the shadows and celebrate diversity in our society through music, exchange and openness to all cultures.
Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic, ReMuA