The Sistema in Lombardy operates with 7 Affiliated Nucleos
5 in Milan:
- L'Albero della Musica
- Orchestra Giovanile Pepita
- Orchestra I Piccoli Pomeriggi Musicali
2 in the area of Varese:
- Orchestra Giovanile del Lago Maggiore
In addition, there are 6 Experimental Nucleos, 5 in Milan and its outskirts, and 1 near Varese. They are called “experimental” to underline their nature of pilot projects, and have been operating in neighbourhoods characterized by disadvantaged social conditions, addressing in particular the issues related to immigration: music, as universal mean of communication, is especially suited to overcome language barriers, and provides a powerful tool for intercultural dialogue.
New affiliations are in preparation in other schools and musical associations of the region.