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FOUNDATION FOR THE REVIVAL OF CLASSICAL CULTURE

 

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture has as its mission the reintroduction of Classical principles of musical, artistic, and scientific practice and performance to the everyday lives of American, and other, citizens. This involves demonstrating to the student that there are unexpected capabilities for profound emotional and intellectual experience that are within his or her immediate grasp, if they should dare to "unplug" from the Internet and engage in the physical/intellectual act of singing, the physical/intellectual act of instrumental ensemble performance, and the physical reproduction and reenactment of ground-breaking scientific experiments. In this way, principles of creativity are directly encountered and assimilated by the mind of the student, rather than methods of procedure intended to reach a predetermined result. 

We believe that the music of thinkers such as Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Dvorak and many others, is the natural medium for developing the minds of young people, from the earliest years, through their late teens and twenties.  It is the cognitive development of those who do not merely listen, but reproduce both the performance, and the composition of music, that results in a natural elevation of the moral character of the student.


This is proven in the El Sistema case in Venezuela. The mastery of a complex instrument, such as the oboe, violin, trumpet, or, indeed, the human voice itself, fortifies the natural intelligence that lies in every child, enabling him or her to share creativity with several, or many others, in rehearsals and performances devoted to the most energetic and transparent presentation of that quality of thought-emotion which is the essence and the engine of Classical composition.

We believe that it is possible to make a change in the lives of people, especially the young, for the better. This is done by demonstrating to hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands, in a relatively short period of time, that everyone, in principle, who knows how to speak a language, can also sing, and sing well. By demonstrating that neither poverty, nor unfamiliarity with repertoire, nor lack of language skills, need be construed as an excuse not to become familiar with the musical thoughts of some of the greatest minds in history, we free the student to not merely dream, but to know, that "nothing is impossible".

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