Introduction to Orchestra Activities in Developing Countries Conference in Bergen, May 11th - 13th, 2018

Organized by the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras (WFAO), the international conference took place in Bergen/ Norway from 11th - 13th May 2018

The conference was organized in the framework of the 11th European Orchestra Festival of EOFed in collaboration with the Norwegian Youth Orchestra Federation (UNOF), and the Norwegian Amateur Orchestra Federation (NASOL).

The aim of the conference was to reflect on the current state of orchestra activities in developing countries, and to give insight into problems these countries may encounter. This was discussed in presentations with follow-up discussions.

Since the conference did coincide with the European Orchestra Festival with 25 European amateur orchestras participating in workshops and concerts, the city of Bergen was occupied for three days by more than 1000 musicians.