Association of Amateur Orchestras (BDLO)
is pleased to be able to invite participants
to the 7th Meeting of the European Association of Amateur Orchestras
(EVL) which will take place in Chemnitz
in the German state
of Saxony in summer 2006. A broad spectrum of
events awaits participants from the 15th-18th June 2006. The guest
orchestras will have not only the possibility to perform their own
musical programme but also musicians will be able to participate
in a series of workshops during which new ensembles will be formed.
The workshop ensembles will have the chance to work on music from
a range of eras and styles with an experienced conductor and at
the same time, make new friends from other orchestras and countries.
Several parties and excursions have been organised to add to the
variety of activities during the meeting.
in the European Association of Amateur Orchestras (EVL) may take
part in the meeting and also, a limited number of musicians of those
orchestras may participate in the meeting as individuals.
European Association of Amateur Orchestras was formed in 1985 from
the national associations of amateur orchestras in Switzerland,
the Netherlands and Germany and from orchestras in several other
countries. Today, around 1,400 ensembles with approximately 42,000
members in the above countries as well as in France, the Czech Republic,
Norway, Luxemburg and Liechtenstein belong to the association. Informal
connections to orchestras in many other countries also exist. The
EVL works in close cooperation with the European Association of
Youth Orchestras and with the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras.
1988, the EVL has organised a European meeting of Amateur orchestras
every three years in which orchestras and individual musicians from
the member countries as well as invited guests take part - in total
up to 600 people! The meeting of European orchestras also serves
to increase the understanding between people from different countries
through working together on musical projects and to raise the profile
of amateur music in the various regions. In 2006 it will be organised
by the Bundesverband Deutscher Liebhaberorchester e.V. on behalf
of the EVL.