26.10. | EUYO at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Brass Quintet Concerts

26 October 20.00 & 27 October 13.00 | Dubai Exhibition Centre of the EXPO2020

EUYO members and alumni performed in Dubai thanks to the fruitful cooperation with EMMA For Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy), a global non-profit organization for the promotion of peace and cooperation for development through music diplomacy and education.  

The EUYO performances were part of the events of the AQDAR Art, an initiative powered by EMMA for Peace in the AQDAR World Summit, which is a global platform for leaders, decision makers, experts, specialists and leading companies from around the world to gather, discuss and debate on crucial issues of international importance and help empower communities to build a world of security, tolerance, peace and coexistence.

Aqdar Art celebrates art and artists and aims to support and empower them by raising awareness on the importance of art as a language for peace and unity through a series of concerts, solo performances, and more. Through its collaboration with Emma for Peace, Aqdar Art curated a show, filled with inspiration, harmony, and togetherness.


Andrew McCoy Trombone
Anton Kurzbauer Trumpet
Mátyás Regyep Trumpet
Hanna Elisabeth Guirten Horn
Ilkka Marttila Tuba


PROGRAMME 26 October

UAE National Anthem

European Set
Tylman Susato
Renaissance Dances (arr. J. Iveson) 
Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (arr. C. Hudson)
Trad. Londonderry Air Danny boy’ (arr. C. Hudson)  

North America Set 
Michael Kamen Quintet 
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess (arr. J. Gale) 
D. Paich / Jeff Porcaro Africa

Latin Set 
Astor Piazzolla
Libertango (arr. J. Burgstaller) 
Astor Piazzolla Maria de Buenos Aires: Suite (arr. S. Verhelst) 
Gerardo Matos Rodriguez La Cumparsita (arr. S. Kompanek) 

PROGRAMME 27 October

Ihab Darwish Aqdar for Peace: from UAE to the World (world premiere)*
*EUYO musicians will be joined by local Emirati musicians.


Panel Discussion

26 October 14.15 | Aqdar Theater - Dubai Exhibition Center of the EXPO2020

EUYO Secretary General, Marshall Marcus, joined EMMA President Dr. Pablo Petrocelli, Singer and Actress Kelly Mathieson and Composer and Pianist Oliver Poole in a discussion moderated by Khaled Alattar on the importance of culture for society and global citizenship.