The UGDA (Union Grand-Duc Adolphe) is the national music, folklore and theatre association of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. With over 14,000 active members and 329 affiliated clubs, the UGDA plays a central role in the socio-cultural life of Luxembourg.
Its aims are:
The UGDA music school organises music lessons in many of Luxembourg's municipalities and stages national and international training courses. In addition, the UGDA also works on larger scale youth projects.
It works in partnership with many of Luxembourg's municipalities and in collaboration with local musical societies.
At an international level, the UGDA is active in the following areas:
The name UGDA dates from 1946. The association was founded on 6th September 1863 under the name Allgemeiner Luxemburger Musikverein (Luxembourg General Musical Society). At that time, HRH Prince Henry of the Netherlands was the honorary chairman.
28 years after its creation, and before taking its current name, the society was called Adolfverband (Adolphe Association) under the patronage of Grand Duke Adolphe.
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