Report from the World Amateur Orchestra Festival

At the 2013 WFAO General Assembly in Shizuoka, Tommaso Napoli of AIMA and ContrArco in Italy, accepted to organize – for the first time in Europe – a WFAO Amateur Orchestra Festival, to be held in Milan at the occasion of the 2015 World Expo. WFAO and AIMA found willing partners in the prestigious MiTo Settembre Musica Festival and the Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi,” who offered their full support to promote WFAO’s festival.

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Earthquake in Nepal

WFAO is deeply saddened by the recent tragic events in Nepal. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this disaster, especially to the friends and family of our local WFAO members. Below you will find a firsthand description of Bidur Sharma Gautam, founder of Crescendo International Orchestra. It is my hope that all of our members will reach out to Bidur and his fellow Nepalese musicians in any way we can, to help them rebuild from this devastating catastrophe.

On behalf of the entire WFAO board,
David Ramael, Chairman WFAO

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