The project “Novos alunos d@ Guilherme Cossoul”, held within the program Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion (PARTIS II) of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, promotes free musical education and communal practice – reminiscent of the extinct Lisbon’s community wind bands – to young children and youths from affected areas and neighbourhoods that are deprived of such initiatives due to several constraints and social-economical factors.
In partnership with Junta de Freguesia da Estrela, Grupo Dramático e Escolar Os Combatentes, Esperança Atlético Clube, Associação Boa Vizinhança, Paróquia de São Mamede, Centro Social e Paroquial São Francisco de Paula, Casa da Estrela – Centro de Promoção Juvenil and Casa da Praia – Centro Dr. João dos Santos, Guilherme Cossoul’s Youth Wind Band presently hosts more than 30 children from different Lisbon boroughs and has performed in 25 concerts, so far.
Along with its consecutive participation and organisation of Youth Wind Band Festivals ((Carregueira; Lisboa – Santos; Cadaval), and its regular concerts on Christmas and Children’s Day and for senior audiences, Guilherme Cossoul’s Youth Wind Band has performed a concert at the outdoor amphitheater of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. In 2019, Guilherme Cossoul’s Youth Orchestra went on tour, performing in Messines, Albufeira and Loulé, where a few open classes were performed, promoting communal musical practices.
115 years after the extinction of the old “Sociedade Filarmónica Alunos de Guilherme Cossoul”, these talented new students bring back to Lisbon, rehearsal after rehearsal, concert after concert, the sound ambience of philharmonic music.
Ricardo Rocha Pereira
Cátia Sofia Teles
Patrícia Bailhote Paiva
Eva Mathilde Ribeiro
André Apolinário Correia
With the support of: