Music for Future 3 – Open Air

Brass for Africa

“Music Gives You Perspectives”

Thu, 13.08. | 17.30

Europaplatz, KKL Lucerne

Free admission


Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09. 2020

 

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    Music for Future 3 – Open Air

    Brass for Africa

    Brass for Africa  
    Lizzie Burrowes  conductor

    “Music Gives You Perspectives”
    African Melodies and Brass Classics

    What do you do with 30 brass instruments sitting unused in a corner? The Briton Jim Trott came up with a good idea. He brought them to Uganda and donated them to an orphanage there. Over the course of later visits, he was able to witness the positive ways in which music changed the lives of children and youngsters there by encouraging their sense of self-confidence as well as their concentration, stamina, and ability to solve problems together. So Trott founded the charity Brass for Africa in 2009, which today supports more than 1,000 disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda, Liberia, and Rwanda through instruments and music lessons, assisting and advising them in everyday life, and local staff training (many of them former participants). Now, for the first time, a 10-person ensemble from the Ugandan capital of Kampala will travel to Switzerland. Under the open sky, right in front of the KKL Luzern, they will play thrilling arrangements of traditional African music and brass classics.

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