EUROPEAN CULTURE PRIZE TAURUS
8 JUNE 2018
On Friday 8 June, 38 EUYO musicians will perform at the ceremony of The European Culture Prize TAURUS ceremony in Dresden. The European Culture Prize is presented annually to individuals and organisations who have contributed to the idea of a unified Europe. The EUYO is delighted to be awarded this prize alongside seven other recipients.
The performance will take place at the Frauenkirche in Dresden at 8.15pm and will be broadcast live by German public broadcaster, MDR. See the full repertoire below:
Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Anja Harteros Soprano
Piotr Beczala Tenor
Jan Vogler Cello
George Frideric Handel Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah
Richard Wagner Träume from the Wesendoncklieder
Ernest Bloch Prayer from Jewish Life
Felix Mendelssohn Presto and Finale Saltarello from Symphony No.4 in A Italian
Giuseppe Verdi Celeste Aida from Aida
Ludwig van Beethoven Ode to Joy, The European Hymn
Programme subject to change
We are pleased to be joined again by our Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko for this celebration of a cultured Europe.
“I am delighted to be conducting the EUYO for the 2018 European Culture Award Ceremony in Dresden this year. The ceremony honours some of the finest orchestral talent across Europe and it is important for the outstanding young players of the EUYO to form part of the occasion, recognising that they will become the orchestral talent of the future in Europe and across the globe. It is also a great honour for me to be leading the EUYO as it is presented with an award for their contribution towards a more flourishing, cultured and unified Europe.” - Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor
photo: Anja Upmeier
CELEBRATING AUSTRIA’S PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
5 JULY 2018
WIGMORE HALL, LONDON
To celebrate the beginning of Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 20 EUYO musicians will join acclaimed cellist Kian Soltani on Thursday 5th July at Wigmore Hall for a programme of Mozart and Haydn for the UK premiere of Ma by Gabriele Proy, one of Austria’s most engaging and distinctive contemporary composers. See the full programme below:
Wolfgang A. Mozart Divertimento in D major K136
Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto in C major HVIIb: 1
Gabriele Proy Ma (UK première)
5-13 JULY 2018
From 5-13 July, a chamber group of EUYO musicians are in Shanghai for the second Orchestra Exchange Programme of the 2.5-year Experience Europe programme sponsored by the EU Delegation to China. The aim of the Exchange Programme is to foster understanding between China and the EU.
The project sees EUYO performing side by side with members of the EUYO’s Global Exchange Partner, Shanghai Orchestra Academy, as part of a Culture Exchange Week in the 9th MISA Festival. The 13 travelling EUYO members will rehearse and perform alongside the young musicians from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, under director and EUYO alumnus Sarah Sew. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together musicians from different cultures to learn and exchange different approaches to performance, form musical friendships, and deepen understanding across continents. The 2018 Exchange Programme will culminate in two performances on 11th July and 12th July, at Shanghai Urban Music Lawn and the Shanghai Symphony Chamber Hall.
Full programme below:
Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Zhou Long Chinese Folk Songs
George Frideric Handel “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”, from Solomon, HWV 67
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Max Richter) The Four Seasons
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Nikos Skalkottas Two Greek Dances (Epirotikos; Kleftikos)
2018 SUMMER TOUR: THE GREAT MOSAIC
16 JULY – 26 AUGUST
2018 is one of our busiest years yet with performances of more than forty compositions from all corners of Europe in live concerts in thirteen countries that will be broadcast around the globe. The 2018 Summer Tour will see performances in Grafenegg, Bolzano, Warsaw, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Vienna, Stresa and Ferrara. Full programme to be announced shortly.