When music leads the way

Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

“More than a music school, the Pindoretama Wind Orchestra fights child labour – before joining the project, many students worked in agriculture – as well as forming citizens through art and ensuring a new professional outlook for the community”

At the moment, 20 conductors are being trained in the first ‘Musical Band Conducting Formation Course’. The project has served as a model for other cities in the state of Ceará. Former Orchestra participants have created bands in the towns of Milhã, Cascavel, Trairi, Guiaúba, Mulungu, Guaramiranga, Chorozinho and Crateús. 

The Pindoretama Wind Orchestra is part of the Symphony of Tomorrow Platform, a collaboration network created by Enel to integrate projects that promote citizenship through musical education, from different Brazilian cities and states. With a repertoire focused on Brazilian music – bossa-nova, choro, samba, frevo, baião – in addition to international rhythms such as jazz and mambo, the group has already performed over 600 concerts in Ceará, as well as representing Brazil in festivals in Germany (2002, 2006 and 2014) and in Norway (2010).

“The collaboration network that the Symphony of Tomorrow Platform has created allows for the development and sustainability of these musical education projects, in addition to increasing the benefits to the children, teenagers and youths that take part in the initiative”

– Marcia Massotti, Enel Brasil Sustainability Director