The Aruba Symphony Festival, is an international musical event that will be held from July 20-29, 2018 in Aruba. This project aims to transform Aruba into an international music center while contributing to the academic and musical development of Aruban youth.

Our strategy contains two main objectives:

  1. To organize world class concerts with well-known musicians who will not only perform but will educate young musicians from all over the world who are coming to Aruba to participate in our academy.

  2. To offer world class concerts throughout the island to provide the Aruban community and foment Aruba’s cultural progress.

Nuevo Mundo Foundation

After three unforgettable editions in Aruba and fifteen not-less-outstanding festivals in Venezuela, we are proud to announce the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy has formally developed into the “Nuevo Mundo Foundation”.

Under the premise of “We are all equal before the Music”, and recognizing the power of music itself as a tool to make a difference in a society’s progress, the Nuevo Mundo Foundation has been created in Aruba as a mechanism of cultural and social transformation. Art and Music will be the instruments to turn the island into an international music center, motivating the tourist to visit it, not only for its beautiful scenery and wonderful facilities but its high level of cultural life.

Accordingly, and as tribute to the welcoming Arubans and their enchanting island, the Nuevo Mundo Foundation (NMF) is privileged to present the Aruba Symphony Festival.

The Aruba Symphony Festival (ASF), aims to contribute to Aruba’s cultural growth by organizing concerts, classes, conferences, and other artistic-related events and activities. Once a year, the ASF will bring to the island first-class musicians from all over the world who will join on stage to present the Aruba Symphony Orchestra and the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra. Furthermore, this ambitious musical and social project, will include in its busy agenda, the possibility of working with young Aruban musicians to introduce them to music as a way of living.

Wanna know more about the ASF and the NMFA? Check our history and list of guest artists HERE

Wanna post about the ASF 2017? Download the 2017 Press Release HERE

Leadership & Staff

Simon Gollo, Artistic Director

Susana Parra, Advisor

Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, Executive Manager

Santiago Salazar, Student Services Manager

Carlos Parra, Recruiting Manager

Melissa Melendez, Coordinator

Veronica Parra, Graphic Design and Illustration

Rodney Lopez, Photography

Maria Angelica Rodriguez Bejarano, Video recording

Board Members

President: Simon Gollo

Treasurer: Susana Parra

Secretary: Johnny Croes

Member: Clyde Harms (Honorary President)

Special thanks to… Victoria Isabel Gollo