Principal Italian Residency Partner
2018 marks the beginning of a major three-year Italian residency programme, with a new home for the EUYO at the Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado di Ferrara, following the Orchestra's announcement of it establishing a legal and operational seat in Ferrara and Rome. The new Italian residency includes a series of performances and education work in Ferrara based around the Teatro, a new broadcast partnership with RAI, a new relationship with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the continuing development of the Orchestra’s current Italian work with the Bolzano Comune and Bolzano Festival Bozen, a programme to help young Italian musicians, and an extended series of performances throughout Italy.
The EUYO will be in Ferrara for two major residencies each year between 2018 and 2020, with formal and informal symphonic and chamber performances taking place. The residency will become the core of the concert season Ferrara Musica which honours the spiritual legacy of Claudio Abbado through the celebration of musical education, performance and learning. Ferrara Musica is both nationally and internationally renowned for its important and rich concert season, which extends from October to May with over 20 exciting events each season. The Association, created in 1989 by its honorary president Claudio Abbado, the Town Council of Ferrara and the Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Bank, prides itself on the excellence and originality of its artistic programme. Its mission since the very beginning has been to offer residence to young international orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and from 2018, the European Union Youth Orchestra, which will be in Ferrara each autumn and spring.