Categories
News Tokyo 2020

Official statement about Tokyo 2020

It is with great regret that WFAO announces that the international orchestra conference in Tokyo, Japan, June 4 – 7 2020 is cancelled. The organizer in Japan has decided to forgo all overseas invited members to participate in the festival this coming June due to the unprecedented pandemic situation caused by COVID-19. WFAO fully supports […]

Categories
News

No Music No Life

In 72% of the 380 cases, government authorities are responsible for violations and the art form censored the most is music with 39% of the cases. Freemuse has presented a breathtaking report showing that censorship of arts and culture is a much larger issue in Europe than what we would like to believe.

Categories
Conference Festival News

MUSICIANS FROM TEN COUNTRIES GATHER IN CRUMLIN

“Connecting people through music”February 22nd-23rd 2020 Adult amateur musicians from a score of countries and citieswill gather at St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music & the Arts, Armagh Rd, Crumlin, on Saturday February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd including musicians from Singapore, Scotland, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, the United States of America and of course, Ireland. The events on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd are hosted by St Agnes’ CCMA, […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Merry Musical Christmas

The board of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestra wish all our members, orchestra friends and partners around the world a merry Christmas and a happy new year! 2019 has been eventful, with a fruitful conference in Singapore in March, and participation at the IMC World Forum on Music. We see our members actively engaged […]

Categories
Conference News Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020

JAO, NPO-WFAO and WFAO are happy to announce the Tokyo 2020. From June 4 to 7 the World Amateur Festival Orchestra, the World Amateur Orchestra Forum and the World Amateur Orchestra Leaders Conference will be held, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. The World Amateur Orchestra Festival will be held in Tokyo in 2020 when the […]

Categories
Conference News

The Music Rights Award to the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra project

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras were present at the award ceremony at the 6th World Forum on Music in Paris, and extends our utmost congratulations to the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra project, for this remarkable accomplishment and well-deserved recognition. The St. Agnes project is a leading star and inspiration for the whole […]

Categories
News

SPELL IT OUT: CULTURE!

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras supports the initiative from the European Music Council that culture must be a visible and central part of the new European Commision. On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her new Commission, with a structure of 8 Vice Presidents who stand for the new work […]

Categories
Conference Development News

Developing orchestras: models and trends

This year, the annual global conference of WFAO, hosted by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra pointed out the models and trends of developing amateur orchestral practice in different countries. During three days, we had the opportunity …

Categories
Conference General Assembly News

Honorary Chairperson

At the General Assembly of WFAO, Alex Van Beveren of Belgium stepped down as chairperson. Since 1991, he has been essential in the development of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras, working day and night to expand the network of orchestras around the world. Alex Van Beveren is a professional oboist, now retired from the […]

Categories
Conference News

Keynote speaker: Juan Rojas Castillo

WFAO is happy to be able to present the keynote speaker on our conference «Developing Amateur Orchestras: Models and Trends». Juan Andrés Rojas Castillo was also a part of the conference in Bergen 2018, but will this year have the main keynote speaker role. Born in Colombia, Juan is a journalist and a cultural manager. […]