EUYO in Rome: Spirit of Europe!

11/04/17 - At the end of last month, 25th March 2017, on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, in the beautiful setting of Villa Medici, the EUYO performed Spirit of Europe; a repertoire from across Europe to celebrate 60 years of unity, peace and cultural integration.

Leading members of the Italian and European cultural scene presented their testimony on the achievements of the Treaty throughout the years.

The event was organised by the Directorate General of the European Commission for telecommunications, content and technology (DG CONNECT), the Representation of the European Commission in Rome, and the Embassy of Malta in Italy.

With repertoire from the Atlantic to the Black Sea, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the programme celebrated half a millennium of Europe's Spirit in music from Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain.


            Part 1 - Ceremony    

                              Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba                         
                              Mozart - Divertimento K136, movement No. 3                                           

            Part 2 - Remembrance

                              Gorecki - 3 pieces in the old style, Piece III                                   
                              Paart - In Memorium Benjamin Britten                                                        

            Part 3 - Spirit

                              Skalkottas - 2 Greek dances: Epirotikos and Kleftikos             
                              Rameau - Chaconne from Dardanus                                                         
                              Rodrigo Martinez - Folia 1490                                                                         
                              Bartok - Romanian Dances                                                                      

            Part 3 Celebration

                              Vivaldi - Winter from the Four Seasons                                                         
                              Beethoven - Ode to Joy, The European Hymn