SLOVENIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
A project of collaboration, enthusiasm and a vision for the future!
SUMMER ORCHESTRA CAMP
The Slovenian Youth Orchestra Summer Orchestra Camp is an exciting opportunity to socialise, play, make and perform music. The orchestra camp promotes flexibility in learning music and demonstrates inspiration through the arts. It forges bonds of friendship and opens an environment for progress. We strongly encourage peer collaboration. In just over a week, a large group of talented young musicians learn to form a large symphony orchestra and perform at their best. In such an ensemble, we work to professional standards and aim high. We make a video of each programme and present it on the most prestigious stages in Slovenia.
Participants take part in an intensive music programme with section rehearsals, group rehearsals, chamber music, orchestra rehearsals and of course rehearsals with soloists during the camp. Renowned musicians and former participants of our international activities are mentors of all music rehearsals.
Participation in variable additional artistic workshops is recommended for all participants. The workshops promote skills for better concentration, for a relaxed and confident performance, for free expression and body control, for a strong presence and self-confidence. There are music workshops on the basics of improvisation, art workshops to promote creativity. The workshops are organised in cooperation with the Pioneer Center for Youth Culture and inspiring individuals.
MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION
We are proud of our work and want you to know what our participants think.
Dear Sir or Madam,
as a mother of a participant, I would like to thank you for the excellent organisation and execution of the Summer Camp and the final performance at the Festival Ljubljana. We enjoyed every minute of it. How you managed to teach the youth so much in such a short time is almost unbelievable. All honour to you! Our child has never before came home so happy and excited, even though he has attended quite a few summer schools. He was enthusiastic about everything. He has never had a conductor so good and so kind. Thank you!
Thank you also for taking us despite the fact that we missed all the application deadlines. We were not expecting a saxophone in the orchestra and we were very excited to hear that you are accepting them. We hope to do it again next year. 😉
I wish you all the best and continued success. Those who know, know.
Bravo SMO and bravo the organisers!
Congratulations for a great camp. Eva came home full of positive energy and good impressions, and the rest of the family enjoyed two great concerts that will stay in our memories. Sincerely,
Živa and the whole team,
it is hard to put into words our gratitude for all the knowledge, experiences and personal growth you have selflessly imparted to our children during these eleven days.
Your concert in Ljubljana certainly did not leave indifferent even the most demanding listener. All of you on stage reflected a youthful energy that was fused into an unforgettable musical experience.
Thank you for leaving an indelible mark on young musicians and on us, the audience!
With best regards
First of all, congratulations on yesterday’s concert. It was really fantastic.
I would like to thank you all for a whole week of wonderful experiences, new knowledge and new acquaintances, caring for our children.
And for organising everything so well. Yesterday’s concert will be an unforgettable memory for both the orchestra players and us parents.
Eva enjoyed it immensely and I believe, if given the chance, she will join your orchestra again.
Thank you again for everything and best regards,
Thank you all for your trust and for the experience, which was inspiring not only for the young people, but also for us, a little less young. 😉
It gave me renewed motivation and confidence that the world has not gone completely to hell yet. With such golden young people and all of you holding it together, life is much more bearable and I can see the future again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I needed this.
Thank you, all of you and each one of you, for making our evening with our musicians a wonderful, unforgettable, special one. ….
And to quote Tilen, unforgettable, great, experienced a lot of new things, met new people, friends… I can’t wait to meet you again.
Greetings from the Karst and take care.
We are sitting at the airport, gathering our impressions of the past few days…
Gal is constantly telling us stories about his friends from Ljubljana, what you saw, where you were, what it was like, singing “Reka”…
Once again, a real compliment and thank you to the team who worked so hard with our children that they, or certainly we, will be grateful for these wonderful experiences.
You are great! Thank you.
Congratulations to all the participants for a wonderful project! You have created an unforgettable experience for the children and an unforgettable evening for all parents and attendees!Thank you for your efforts and we wish you a successful future!