In Esperanto, Amikejo means "a place of great friendship" and the name is closely related to our region.
For more than a century (from 1816 to 1919), the area to the south of Vaals around
La Calamine (Kelmis) and Moresnet was an independent mini-state named Neutral Moresnet. In 1908, it was decided to create an Esperanto state called Amikejo, for which doctor Wilhelm Molly had been working enthusiastically. However, the new state did not survive for long and it ceased to exist almost immediately after the First World War. Nevertheless, it had its own flag (black, white and blue) and even its own national anthem. For more information go to: www.moresnet.nl
This history is a splendid reflection of the idea behind our orchestra, the friendly collaboration of three countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. And the fact that such an experiment took place in our region is all the more appropriate.
Esperanto is an international, easy to learn and politically neutral language that was conceived by Lejzer Zamenhof.
Become a friend?
If you would like to become a friend of this orchestra, you can register using the link below.
The friends of the orchestra foundation attracts private donors. The contributions of these friends is used to support orchestra members of limited means. In addition, the friends support the purchase or repair of instruments or occasional special projects.
The minimum contribution is € 25 and friends receive a free ticket for a concert of their choice during the season in question. Friends are also placed on the newsletter mailing list.
You can register by sending an e-mail, stating your name and address, to: Our contact: Tom Berghmans