Art of Tolerance International Youth Orchestra

The foundation Paul van Kemenade initiated a new plan for an International youth orchestra for musicians between 15 and 25 years to meet, rehearse and play together in different countries for a week on a yearly base.

  • Plan and purpose: to set up an international youth orchestra with 12 (nonet) or 17 talented music students (big band) from an inviting organisation / country and the Netherlands. They come together for a short period (1 week) on a yearly base to work, rehearse and play few concerts in good venues and festivals in both countries.
  • The youth orchestra will be directed and conducted by 2 co-leaders: a musician appointed by the concerning inviting organisation/country and on the other hand,  by Dutch altoist and composer Paul van Kemenade. They both bring in the music and arrangements for the youth orchestra.
  • Both the inviting country as the Dutch music students will have the opportunity to rehearse and play together, in order to help, learn from, respect and stimulate each other (cultures).

# Art of Tolerance Youth Orchestra

Art of Tolerance International Youth Orchestra, a collaboration / cultural exchange with organisations in five different countries for music students between 15-25 years. The idea is to work together for 10 days twice a year in 2025 & 2026 , every time in another country, to rehearse and play concerts in order to help, learn from, respect and stimulate each other cultures.

More information is available in seven languages, send email to quintet(at)