Campus 2010

The first American guest country of the Orchestra Campus was Brazil in 2010. Die Sinfônica Heliópolis is a program developed by Instituto Baccarelli, a nonprofit organization whose mission is offer excellent musical and artistic background. It is located in Heliópolis, a slum in São Paulo, Brazil. The goal of the Sinfônica Heliópolis is to offer the knowledge of the orchestral skills and the symphonic repertoire to young people who live in an economically deprived situation.

The activities began in 1996, under the coordination of the conductor Sílvio Baccarelli, when a group of 36 students from Heliópolis originated a string orchestra. Realizing the difficulty of forming this orchestra just with the inhabitants of Heliópolis, tests were opened for music students from the entire country. Nowadays, the orchestra is composed of 80 musicians from different Brazilian cities, such as Fortaleza, Belém and Manaus. The conductor Roberto Tibiriçá is the orchestra’s conductor and artistic director. The conductor from Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, became the patron of Sinfônica Heliópolis after conducting the orchestra, during his visit to Brazil, in 2005.

During it trajectory, Sinfônica Heliópolis accumulated great experiences in classical and popular concerts. The highlights are concerts at the international season of the Mozarteum Brasileiro, concerts with the pianist Arnaldo Cohen, a concert for Pope Benedikt XVI as well as other concerts in important concert halls and theatres.

Campus Concert, 4.10.2010, Beethovenhalle
André Mehmari:
"Cidade do Sol" for orchestra
(world premiere, commissioned by Deutsche Welle)

Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 A24

Peter Tschaikowski:
Concert for violin and orchestra D-Major op.35

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 8 F-Major op 93

Roberto Tibiriçá, conductor
Shlomo Mintz, violin

Campus Workshop, 6.10.2010, Beethovenhalle
W.A. Mozart:
Ouverture of the opera La Clemenza di Tito KV 621 

Franz Schubert:
Symphony No. 7 H-Minor D 759 ("The Unfinished")

Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 A24

Peter Gülke, conductor

Concert Sinfônica Heliópolis © Danetzki und Weidner/Kornelia Danetzki

Youth Orchestra of the Instituto Baccarelli, São Paulo