Peace in Europe Project 2022

Standing with Ukraine

As cultural ambassador for the EU, the Orchestra plays a key role in promoting peace in Europe. Our young musicians from all 27 EU Member States working together embody the EU principle of Unity in Diversity, and offer tangible evidence that the best hope for harmony in Europe is through promoting youth, culture and co-operation.

As part of this role, and at one of the most challenging moments for Europe in many decades, The Orchestra launched a PEACE IN EUROPE project with a series of concerts throughout 2022 in countries across Europe from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and the East of Europe to the North Sea, all dedicated to the cause of peace in Europe and to highlighting the plight of victims of violence.

As part of this project the EUYO is currently assisting the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU) in a project  to enable these players to continue their work by helping raise funds, by opening projects such as the EUYO's new online learning programme to them, and by offering side by side performance possibilities between YsOU and the EUYO into the future.

The Slovenian Youth Orchestra (SYO) has established itself as the key helper of YsOU at the moment, having set up a Music Camp in Ljubljana, where Ukrainian musicians and their families can escape the terror of war and be offered accommodation, with space for musical practice, and follow-up assistance in case of an extended stay. If you wish to help the YsOU, you can make a donation here

 

Past Peace in Europe concerts:

Launch concert in Ferrara, Italy on 25 March 2022

Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado

This concert was also dedicated to the memory of David Sassoli, President of the EU Parliament and EUYO Honorary President, as well as launching the EUYO Peace in Europe Project. It was introduced by EUYO Advisory Council member Hon. Silvia Costa.

Elim Chan Conductor
Sol Gabetta Cello

Programme 
Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour*
Mieczysław Weinberg Cello Concerto, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

*Italian Première

 

Concert in Helsinki, Finland on 3 April 2022

Musiikkitalo

Iván Fischer Conductor
Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä Violin

Programme  
Einojuhani Rautavaara Cantus arcticusConcerto for Birds and Orchestra, Op. 61 
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116

 

Concert in Delos, Greece on 30 May 2022

LIVE-STREAMED ON ARTE.TV AT 19.30 CET

European Union Youth Orchestra
Diana Tishchenko
 Solo Violin
Sokratis Sinopoulos Solo Lyra

Programme 
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons Op. 8
Marshall Marcus Seventeen Strokes of the Bell for Peace and Sustainability
Antonio Vivaldi / Carmen Fizzarotti The [Uncertain] Four Seasons* ‘Floating Autumn’

 

Concert in Berlin, Germany, on 8 August 2022

LIVE-STREAMED ON ARTE.TV

Berlin Konzerthaus

European Union Youth Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

Programme
Iván Fischer Young Euro Classic Festival hymn
Igor Stravinsky
 Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Ernest Chausson Poème, Op. 25
Camille Saint-Saëns Havanaise, Op. 83
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier: Suite
Maurice Ravel La Valse

 

Concert in Grafenegg, Austria, on 18 August 2022

Grafenegg Auditorium

European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Jae Hong Park Piano

Programme
Hannah Kendall Nexus*
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps

*(Austrian première)

 

Concert in Lusławice, Poland, on 21 August 2022

Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music

European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Francesco Piemontesi Piano

Programme
Mieczysław Karłowicz The Sorrowful Tale (Smutna opowieść), Op. 13
Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier: Suite
Maurice Ravel La Valse

 

Concert in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 26 August 2022

The Concertgebouw

European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Francesco Piemontesi Piano

Programme
Hannah Kendall Nexus*
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps

 

To offer assistance to the Peace in Europe project and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, please contact info@euyo.eu