Rio Favela Complex Offers Places in Children’s Orchestra

Orquestra Maréimbau, which offers children in Maré favela complex the opportunity to learn classical music and instruments, opens registration for new students.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Children in Rio’s Maré favela complex will have the opportunity to learn play classical music and instruments with Orquestra Maréimbau. The orchestra, run by local NGO Instituto Staumbor, opened registrations for new members this week and will continue to receive applications until until March 30th.

There are 40 places available for children aged between 7 and 14 years old and living in Maré to learn violin, cello, flute, clarinet and percussion. Classes are free and run by conductor . . .

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