European Union Youth Orchestra in Chicago
Tuesday, April 24th, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston - 7.30pm.
The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) is one of the most prestigious and dynamic Orchestras in the world. It was founded in 1976 with the goal of creating an orchestra which would represent the European ideal of a community working together to achieve peace and social understanding. At the same time, it was also designed to provide an invaluable professional development experience for talented young orchestral musicians, giving them the occasion to play under the direction of some of the world's most renowned conductors.
EUYO is the only orchestra in the world to have been formed through a vote in Parliament, and represents every single one of the 27 EU Member States. Its Honorary President is the President of the European Parliament and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and its Honorary Patrons are the Heads of State and Prime Ministers of each of the EU member states.
On the occasion of this very special tour, the 116 young musicians comprising the EUYO, including five from Italy, will perform under the baton of the Music Director, and Grammy Award-winning pianist, Vladimir Ashkenazy in some of the leading venues in the US, sharing the stage with several major artists. The program for the Evanston date is exemplary of the excellence of the project:
- Ludwig van Beethoven, "Choral Fantasy", Op. 80.
With the participation of the Bienen School of Music Symphonic Choir and faculty soloists.
- Franz Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
With the participation of Jean Gimbel Lane Piano Prize winner Yefim Bronfman
- Richard Strauss, "An Alpine Symphony"
The EUYO will perform at the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston on Tuesday, April 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets: 26$ (12$ Regular Students)
Purchase tickets now by calling 847.467.4000 or through the website:
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You can find the great review written about the EUYO in the New York Times here.