Europe Day 2018


5 - 21 MAY 2018

Alicante & South America

On 9 May, a group of EUYO musicians performed in Alicante as part of 2018 Europe Day celebrations. Presented by EUIPO, the annual Europe Day concert in Alicante took place in the ADDA concert hall in the city at 20:00. This year marked the eighth edition of the concert, held to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. The musicians then travelled on to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Montevideo with performances at Ibirapuera AuditoriumCCK Concert Hall and Teatro Solis. Alumni and previous concertmaster Sarah Sew directed the musicians. The full programme from the project is listed below:


Part 1 - Ceremony

George Frideric Handel
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba


Part 2 - Remembrance

Henryk Górecki
3 pieces in the old style, Piece III

Arvo Pärt
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten


Part 3 - Spirit, Dance

Nikos Skalkottas
2 Greek dances Epirotikos and Kleftikos

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Chaconne from Dardanus

Francesco Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in D minor, H. 143 La Follia

Béla Bartók
Romanian Dances, Sz. 68


Part 4 - Celebration

Antonio Vivaldi
Summer from The Four Seasons

Local compositions from Spain/Brazil/Argentina/Uruguay

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ode to Joy - The European Hymn Performed as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage #Ode2Joy Challenge