May 26-31, 2016: Instruments Beyond Borders brought the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura to Vancouver. While here they performed at a sold out benefit concert in the Vancouver Playhouse on May 29th, at another sold out performance at the Museum of Anthropology on May 30th, and they received standing ovations from over 2,000 students in 4 Vancouver schools - Vancouver Technical, Killarney, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Vancouver College.
The IBB Benefit Concert at the Playhouse has received rave reviews. The audience simply loved it, especially having the Recycled Orchestra Ensemble on stage together with the Saint James Music Academy Senior Orchestra. We also had some of Vancouver’s finest musicians performing, as well as Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony speaking so eloquently about the importance of music education in children’s lives. Music as a birthright. And the Mayor’s Office proclaimed it to be the Power of Music Day in Vancouver.
The 2016 Benefit Concert raised nearly $40,000. The money provides scholarships to Cateura students and instruments to St. James Music Academy.
May 13, 2015: Instruments Beyond Borders produces benefit concert raising $30,000 for the Landfill Orchestra of Cateura and the Saint James Music Academy .
IBB enables the public to donate their dormant old instruments and to bring them alive in the hands of eager young musicians. Bettering the world one instrument at a time. IBB has delivered over $50,000 worth of donated instruments to these two orchestras.