Orchestra for Myanmar
The New Children's Choir
Maestro - Luis Miguel Clemente
Bartok - Rumanian Dances
Dvorak - Humouresque
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
* national pieces from Myanmar
With a fabulous concert of the Orchestra for Myanmar and the New Children's Choir, Europe Day celebrations concluded in Yangon on 10 May 2018. Around 700 guests filled up every seat (and more) at the Strand Hotel's ballroom and enjoyed European classical music performed by young Myanmar musicians and Austrian pianist Georg Bauer, and European and Myanmar folk songs presented by the charming young singers of the New Children's Choir and the talented Strand Singers, an amateur choir based in Yangon. Singers and musicians were guided by Portuguese conductor Maestro Luis Miguel Clemente, who travelled all the way from Porto to train and perform with the young Myanmar artists at the occasion of Europe Day.
"Music is building bridges between people from different continents, ethnicities, faiths and all paths of life. Let the music warm your hearts," said EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt welcoming the audience.
The Orchestra for Myanmar and the New Children's Choir were founded by British Chinese-German violinist and conductor Sebastian See-Schierenberg with the aim to foster inclusion, engagement, friendship and understanding between youth of Myanmar's different ethnic groups through performing music together. The Orchestra also provides international level training opportunities to young musicians and regularly trains and performs with internationally acclaimed musicians, e.g. from the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2017. The New Children’s Choir is made up of children from orphanages and schools in Myanmar and offers the kids regular training opportunities, financial study support, and performance opportunities in large scale concerts. The Choir aims to use music as a tool to help the kids build life skills, confidence and provide opportunities.