Learn more about our actions to face the challenges imposed by the pandemic, especially in Heliópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo, Brazil.
In March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Baccarelli Institute closed its doors and temporarily suspended in-site activities at its headquarters, located in Heliópolis, the most populous favela in São Paulo and one of the largest in the country.
Faced with the health and economic crisis that hit the population of this community, the Institute created an emergency assistance front for these families. To create the fund that made it possible to donate food, cleaning products and transfer direct resources, a campaign was created: Playing Together For Heliópolis, which until the end of 2020 distributed more than 400 tons of food also with cleaning and hygiene kits; transferred more than R$829K through pre-paid cards and handed over 12K hot meals, which helped to reduce the suffering of families during the pandemic. In addition, a partnership was also created with CUFA (Central Única das Favelas), so that they could use the institute building as a center for receiving, storing and distributing donations to Heliópolis.
More than a year after the start of the pandemic, the crisis continues to punish people with less resources. For this reason, the campaign remains open, raising funds for the most needy families and for maintaining the Baccarelli Institute's educational and artistic activities.
You can join the movement by donating to the campaign. Click below to find out more.
The artistic-pedagogical front of the Baccarelli Institute was adapted for a digital version. Through it, students have access to music teaching content over the internet, allowing everyone to continue learning, even when they are at home in isolation. In the program, online classes, video lessons, international master classes, lectures, lives, videos with performances by artistic groups and conversations with students and their families.
International masterclasses have been an important activity not only for the complementary training of young musicians, but also to promote the institution in the international music scene.
Renowned musicians and teachers from different countries have participated and, in this way, students and professionals from various regions of Brazil and the world have had access to classes with musicians such as Martin Chalifour, spalla of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Sir James Galway, one of the greatest flute soloists of all time.
In addition to all this, with the partial opening of cultural spaces, the concert season was resumed online, with the participation of several Brazilian artists. The concerts were produced with structure and quality of TV studio thanks to partnerships and reached thousands of houses in Brazil and in the world!
You can support the classes and the future of the students by clicking below and donating.