Plans to bring the Sistema Scotland project to the city have been approved unanimously by Dundee City Council this week.
Discussions will now held between the council and Sistema Scotland to set up a branch of the Big Noise Orchestra in Dundee
Labour group leader, Kevin Keenan, who moved the successful motion to begin talks to set up the Orchestra , said, “The El Sistema project is about delivering for young people in Dundee”
Councillor Keenan’s motion said that it was “essential that El Sistema be delivered through additional resources and not from the council’s core budgets.
“ The Council agree to working with El Sistema Scotland and Optimistic Sound to establish an operational scheme suitable for Dundee.
“The Council also agree to working with El Sistema Scotland and Optimistic Sound to maximise the charitable, non-governmental and private sector investment required for this project and if required, Council be prepared to make a joint approach to the Scottish Government for financial assistance.”
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