Sistema Side by Side

Longy’s innovative music initiative brings together students from El Sistema-inspired music programs across Massachusetts and musicians from the Longy Conservatory Orchestra for a series of intensive rehearsals and performances featuring nationally renowned guest artists and conductors.

The Sistema Side by Side Orchestra with Maestro José Antonio Abreu on September 20, 2014.    

Side by Side student participants receive: 

  • Top-quality orchestral training led by internationally recognized Sistema Side by Side faculty, combined with private and small-group instruction from Longy Conservatory Orchestra musicians. 
  • Opportunities to build meaningful connections with youth El Sistema-inspired musicians from across Massachusetts. 
  • Performance experience in celebrated concert venues, including Harvard’s Sanders Theatre and the Fisher Center of Bard College. 


Stay tuned for details about the 2016-2017 season, which will be posted here as they become available.  

Watch the Longy Side by Side video