Canada Tour

For the first time ever, 35 EUYO musicians and 35 members of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada will join their forces to play together as a single orchestra! The four-city Canadian tour will take place in November of 2019. Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel will lead the four concerts, which will be presented at Koerner Hall in Toronto (November 12); the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston (November 13); the Basilique Notre-Dame in Montreal (November 14); and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa (November 17).

The programme will include music by Rossini, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, and Wagner, with a premiere by Canadian composer John Estascio. In advance of this new collaboration, two musicians from NYO Canada will be early ambassadors for Canada, joining their European colleagues for EUYO’s summer tour in Europe.


Tuesday 12 November 20:00
Koerner Hall

Wednesday 13 November 20:00
Isabel Bader Centre

Thursday 14 November 20:00
Basilique Notre- Dame de Montréal

Sunday 17 November 20:00
National Arts Center


Sascha Goetzel Conductor
Blake Pouliot Violin

European Union Youth Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Canada

John Estascio

Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction et Rondò capriccioso in A minor for violin and orchestra, op. 28

Richard Wagner
Overture from Tannhäuser

Gioachino Rossini
Overture from William Tell

Maurice Ravel

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird (1945 version)