The Integrasons Association
Mission, values and trajectory
Integrasons is a non-profit association which intends to organize, manage and promote activities focused on social, cultural and community integration, as well as provide awareness and education for people in disadvantaged groups and situations of social exclusion.
Mission: enrich and transform children’s and youth education, employment and morals, through teaching, creativity and communal music practice to strengthen social cohesion in the neighbourhood.
Vision: to be a model of pedagogical excellence for socio-educational projects that contribute and positively influence the transformation of children and young people, the educational and social centres, the family environment and the social cohesion of the city.
Objectives: create a children’s and youth orchestra which functions as a socio-educational model for social inclusion, multicultural dialogue and social cohesion.
The association’s work consists of the creation of children’s and youth orchestras which are recognised as a socio-educational model for social inclusion, multicultural dialogue and social cohesion. Since its foundation in 2010, more than 3500 children and young people have participated in their projects, which include: “Do d’acords” (Poble-Sec), “Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil La Marina”, “Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil de San Genís y la Teixonera”, “Barris en Solfa (Badalona Sur)”, “Orquesta infantil y Juvenil del Carmel”, “Orquesta infantil Mans a les Mans” (Zona Franca), “Orquesta infantil Saó” (El Prat), “Orquesta infantil y Juvenil del Carmel” y “Orchestra del Centro Antico” (Bitonto, Italia).
Integrasons has overseen educational projects in Spain, Italy, France and Argentina and has organised over 100 concerts in venues such as:Auditori de Barcelona, Mercat de les Flors, CaixaFòrum, Conservatori del Liceu, Conservatori de Barcelona, Sala Barts, El Molino, Centro Cultural Albareda, La Bàscula, Teatre Juventuts, Teatre Principal de Badalona, Teatre Blas Infante, Teatre Modern, SAT! Teatre, Centre Cultural Pere Pruna, Auditorio Degennaro (Italia), etc.
The orchestras have performed alongside a number of professional musicians and ensembles, including: OBC, Orquestra de Cambra Catalana, Eclectic Colour Orchestra, Baktun Ensemble, Orquesta Iberoamericana de Cataluña, músicos de la OSV, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bari and many more ensembles, musicians and professional luthiers.
In 2015, the Integrasons Association received the prestigious Premio Sants-Montjuic.