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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam YOUNG + Singing Molenbeek

Discover tomorrow’s talent during a unique collaboration between the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam YOUNG and the Brussels children's choir Singing Molenbeek.

RCO Young is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s new and international youth orchestra. Throughout 2019 young people between the ages of 14 and 17 from various countries of the European Union will receive quality training from high-class musicians. During a RCO Young Summer Camp in August 2019, they will participate in an intensive programme of group practice, orchestra rehearsals, chamber music, coaching sessions and workshops led by professional workshop leaders, and will enjoy classes given by actual members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. To conclude the programme they will be invited to play concerts under the direction of a renowned conductor both at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels. For the Brussels’s concert RCO Young will perform with the children of the choir Singing Molenbeek.

Flagey has been offering a platform to the remarkable children’s choir ’Singing Molenbeek ‘ for three years in row. Led by pianist Julien Libeer and singer Zeno Popescu, the children receive regular, weekly follow-ups and instructions in choral singing, during school hours. The results are threefold: the children and their families feel more involved in their schools, more integrated in society and an urban context, but they also gain essential social skills such as confidence and self-expression by concertising in front of a big audience.

Flagey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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