In June, we organised our first ever Dancing on the Square. This event is not only about music, but also about mutual responsibility and respect. Two hundred disadvantaged children performed a dance they had taken months to learn, while the BFO provided accompaniment. Seven thousand people gathered for our grand free concert in the city’s iconic square, where every child got the chance to feel like a hero for a day. On 4 June 2016 we will be awaiting five hundred children from twenty rural schools. The lead-up to the performance takes half a year of hard work, but the experience stays for a lifetime and that’s why children deserve all the support they can get.
„It is unbelievable that such incredible musicians could organise such a fantastic programme for children.” (a spectator at Dancing on the Square)
„Anyone who visited Heroes’ Square on Thursday, or just happened to walk by and stopped to listen for a few minutes, could get a taste of classical music not just as a dusty, archaic artefact of times gone by, but as something that is alive. And it sometimes comes out of hiding, like the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (from the Playliszt blog)
We would love if you, our faithful and enthusiastic follower, would know about these special get-togethers; so if you leave us your contact information we will send you a personal message in advance, as well as exclusive, post-event materials.
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