Flen finally got their Worldorchestra!
Flen World Orchestra was formed in 2015 when Lutte Berg landed outside Malmköping on his grandfather's old yard after being tired of life in Italy.
He began to realize his dream; to gather musicians and amateurs of all kinds to create a WorldOrchestral with music from around the world in an exciting mix.
He got econimical help from Flen Municipality and had the possibility to start the project. Already in December 2015 the SVT 1 filmed a reportage about the World Orchestra that was shown in the program Sverige!. SR P4 has also drawn attention to the orchestra and a live concert with interviews was held in January 2015. Since then, the orchestra has played several times and has several bookings during the summer and autumn in 2016.
Flen World Orchestra is a mixture of new arrivals, refugees and immigrants who have lived in Sweden for 20 years, Swedes, young and old, women and men.
We see the value of having many different nations represented and in the current situation the orchestra consists of about 25-30 people from Sudan, Lebanon, Sweden, Italy, Chile, Syria, Algeria, Finland, Iraq and Albania.
A world orchestra gives us the opportunity to meet and we understand each other without, necessarily, speak the same language. To share each other's experiences and culture makes us all grow and mature as human beings. A successful integration projects with quality music in it where both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
Flen World Orchestra has become a reality thanks to Flens Municipality in collaboration with the School of the Arts(kulturskolan), ABFand the Operainiziativet. Sörmlandssparbank has also contributed financially to the orchestra.
In 2016 we formed the non-profit cultural association Flen World Orchestra to pay fees to musicians for concert performances, taxes and payroll taxes.
We welcome everyone, professionals and amateurs who want to play, sing or dance to Amazon located at Parkvägen 3 in Flen. Lutte has "open house" on Mondays and Tuesdays. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for those who want to know more or would like to audition.
The Orchestra rehearse Tuesdays 18:00 to 20:30 and you are welcome to participate or just listen.
Rehearsel every tuesday 6-8:30 pm.