City Day Camps 2010-2011
September 4-9, 2011 Music Camp Returned to IașiOur second Music Camp in Iași was even larger than 2010. over 500 children attended. Classes and rehearsals were again held at the Music High School, since it is the only school in the city with a large enough rehearsal hall to accommodate this many children. Every class was full and every seat in the rehearsal was occupied, with another 150 chairs on the stage and in the aisles. This year, following the premier launch in Bucharest, classes in cello were added to the already exciting list of instrument classes. The Governor of the Iași Judete (region), and General Inspector, Liliana Romaniuc attended the concert. Both gave tremendous support to this city-wide project and extended an invitation to Music Camp International to return in 2012. The Monseigneur spoke to the crowd about the powerful message of the repertoire sung by the children.
August 28-September 3, 2011 Rotary Clubs sponsor Music Camp in Bucharest, RomaniaThe Curtea Veche Rotary Club of Bucharest, Romania, is dedicated to helping the needy children of its community. In a project designed to give these children an opportunity to experience the benefits of learning musical instruments and singing great choral music, the Rotary Club of Bucharest partnered with Rotary Clubs from California’s Monterey Peninsula (Monterey Peninsula Sunrise Club and the Pacific Grove Club) to provide a Music Camp for over 500 children. The Music Camp was endorsed by the Ministry of Education’s General Inspector for Bucharest, Mr. Cristian Alexandrescu, and Music Inspector, Iulian Leventiu. The Ministry provided the historic Mihai Viteazu high school for the rehearsals and classes. Thanks to the Rotary International Matching Grant, Music Camp International was able to purchase cellos and additional instruments for the children.
June 26-July 1, 2011; July 3-8, 2011 Sibiu and BrașovMusic Camp returned to the beautiful medieval cities of Sibiu and Brașov. In Sibiu, the daily classes and rehearsals were held at the Brukenthal School in the old city center. The concert at Biserica Catolica in the center of the main plaza was filled to capacity. Children come from surrounding towns and villages to participate in this once-a-year experience.
In Brașov classes are held at Johannes Honterus and the concert at Biserica Neagra. This year’s concert filled the cathedral with families and friends eager to hear many of the great classical choral works. With our 7th Music Camp in Brașov, and the “home” of our Romania Music Camp International office, We have developed good relationships with the local officials and the representatives of the Ministry of Education for the benefit of hundreds of children.
August 29-September 4, 2010 Music Camp in Iași, RomaniaWith a special invitation from the General Inspector, Liliana Romaniuc, and Music Inspector, Maria Popescu, Music Camp International added a new city and a new region to its camp schedule. The city of Iași, located in the northeast corner of Romania, gave a city-wide welcome to Music Camp International. Collaborators for this Camp were the Ministry of Education and the Iași-Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra. Daily classes and rehearsals for the almost 400 music campers were at the Music High School. The concert was at the beautiful Catholic Cathedral. Over 1,000 were in the audience to celebrate Music Camp International’s first year in this great city. Music Camp International has made a commitment to return in September 2011.
May 30-June 5, 2010 Music Camp in Kiev, UkraineMay 30-June 5 Music Camp International returned to Kiev, Ukraine. Both Music Camp classes and the concert were held at the National Children’s Palace, a wonderful facility for many children’s activities. It’s location in the center of the city made it ideal for children from all over Kiev to attend. This is the first city day camp where blind children who had attended our Music Camp for the blind last May, attended and performed along side children who had the gift of sight. It was beautiful to see them work together and care for each other.