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Our Shared History

El Sistema began in Caracas Venezuela in 1975, through the vision of Dr. José Antonio Abreu. He dreamed big, planning to provide quality music education to all children in Venezuela, no matter their background. Dr. Abreu believed, as we do today, that making music in an ensemble builds critical life skills and the groundwork for […]

World-famous cellist invites El Sistema Colorado kids to join him on-stage at Red Rocks

The world’s most renowned cellist and musical ambassador started his two-year world tour, in part by inviting the El Sistema Colorado (ESC) youth orchestra to join him on-stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, August, 1 2018. “When we got a call from him we thought, ‘He wants to connect with our kids’… but instead, it was […]

20X20 for Colorado Gives Day

Help bring for 20 more kids into our after school program by January 1, 2020. Schedule your Colorado Gives Day gift early so you don’t forget! It costs a minimum of $2,500 a year for a student to take weekly private lessons and participate in an orchestral or choral extracurricular organization. What would happen if […]

Two impassioned leaders hired to take El Sistema Colorado to new heights

We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new full-time leadership staff to help usher in a new phase of sustainability and growth with the October 2019 launch of our first community hub in Denver: the El Sistema Colorado Music Center.

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