Topic 5 Meet Dream Orchestra (Sweden)

Dream Orchestra is based in Gothenburg in Sweden and provides a safe space for children and young people to meet and learn to play a musical instrument together with others in a symphony orchestra. Founded by the Venezuelan violinist and conductor Ron Davis Alvarez in 2016, the program attends primarily those who arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers or with a refugee or migratory background as well as others who feel isolated or are facing adversity or marginalised in some way. Children and young people from 18 different countries receive high quality music education attending sectionals, orchestra rehearsals and small groups instrumental classes, several times a week. 

Next to the musical training, Dream Orchestra aims to promoting their social inclusion and integration, providing supportive activities and opportunities for them to develop their social and emotional skills, receive a good education, enjoy good health and wellbeing and gain new hope for a better future in Sweden or other countries.

Watch this short documentary