Europe Meets Myanmar

Friday 10 May 2019, 7:00 pm
Strand Hotel ballroom, Yangon, Myanmar

In occasion of the Europe Day celebrations, the EUYO has been invited in the Far East by the Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar. A quintet of EUYO alumni, as part of their teaching programme, will visit the country and play with the Orchestra for Myanmar, the New Children's Choir and the Singers from Mr Roger's Orphanage, Kachin Baptist Church, and ISY as well as with The Strand Singers.


"On 9 May every year, we commemorate Schuman Declaration that set Europe on a path towards political cooperation and lasting peace. The European Union Youth Orchestra, a symphony orchestra with members drawn from each of the European Union's 28 Member States, is a beautiful expression of those foundations laid almost 70 years ago. It is therefore a great pleasure for the EU Delegation to Myanmar to bring you these fine alumni musicians, whose performance together with the Orchestra for Myanmar, New Children's Choir and the Strand Singers is a celebration of diversity and the universal expression of humanity through music."

Kristian Schmidt
Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar 



Strand Hotel ballroom
92 Strand Road, Yangon, Myanmar



Saya Tin - Kaba Ma Kyei (Myanmar National Anthem)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode an die Freude (Anthem of Europe)
Nikos Skalkottas - Kleftikos from 5 dances for strings
Swedish traditional - Ack Värmeland, du Skona (arr: Danish String Quartet)
Karol Szymanowski - Etude op 4 n. 3 for piano solo
Béla Bartók - Duo n.14 Párnás Tánc (Pillow Dance) for 2 violins
Béla Bartók - Duo n. 44 (Transylvanian Dance) for 2 violins
Cesar Franck - Piano Quintet in F minor, 3rd movement
Irish traditional - Danny Boy
Franz Schubert - Der Erlkönig
Jean Sibelius - Romance in Db
Johannes Brahms - Oh Schone Nacht
Jussi Chydenius - I am The Great Sun
Antonín Dvořák - Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Jules MassenetMéditation from Thaïs
Danish traditional - I Skovens dybe stille ro
Saw Sar Ae Saree - Eain Lay Thalone lo Chin Day (arr: Mi Htu San)
Ennio Morricone - Nella fantasia



EUYO alumni players:
Violin - Amalie Kjældgaard Kristensen
Violin - Herlinde Verjans
Viola - Sofie van der Schalie
Cello - Tonka Javorović
Piano - Fionnuala Ward

Orchestra for Myanmar
New Children's Choir
Singers from Mr Roger's Orphanage, Kachin Baptist Church, and ISY
The Strand Singers


Europe Meets Myanmar concert is in cooperation with the European Union Delegation to Myanmar.