The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras are planning a major event during the Milan EXPO 2015. From the 17th to the 22nd of September 2015 there will be arranged a World Amateur Orchestra, with youth and amateur orchestra musicians from all over the world. The local partners are the Italian Amateur Music Association (AIMA) and Festival MITO SettembreMusica. Representatives from WFAO, Alex van Beveren, Tommaso Napoli (also president of AIMA) and Daniel Kellerhals (president of EOFed) have been in talks with MITO, and the details of the project are being worked out at this time. Later, we will announce more information about the orchestra and how to participate.
The 2nd Asian Orchestra Festival in Korea was completed satisfactorily, with more than 200 musicians from Belgium, China, Columbia, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, and Taiwan. The festival was held in Andong City which is famous for Hahoe Folk Village, designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2010.
During the festival, an exciting orchestral works was played. The program was as follows:
For Youth Orchestra Conductor: Kang, Sukhee. Suppé: Overture “Light Cavalry”, Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op.56
For Adult Orchestra Conductor: Jeong, Chiyong. Dvořák: Symphony No.9 “From the New World,” Op.95 Concerto for Samul-Nori & Orchestra “Madang”
The next Asian Orchestra Festival will be held in Qingdao in China.