Side by side & El Sistema
The MSO has been collaborating with Malmö Kulturskola on El Sistema activities since 2013, when the Malmö programme began at Kroksbäck School and Holma School. Members of the orchestra regularly attend activities to provide inspiration and El Sistema students occasionally perform with the MSO, for example during Side by Side concerts.
El Sistema is a form of music education developed in Venezuela, in which music is used as a tool for social and personal development. The method is now established in over 50 countries worldwide, and hundreds of children from various Malmö schools are currently involved.