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Europen Union Youth Orchestra to tour US, stop in Washington, DC

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The European Union Youth Orchestra, featuring young talented musicians from all 27 EU countries, will perform in some of the most prestigious concert halls, under the direction of Vladimir Ashkenazy, on their US tour running from April 13-24, 2012.


As part of their US tour, they will perform in Washington, DC, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 15 at 4 pm, with a program featuring Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony, and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, with soloist Pinchas Zukerman on violin. For tickets, please contact the box office at 202/785-9727.

For more information about their US tour, please visit: http://www.youblisher.com/p/274217-EUYO-SPRING-TOUR-2012-SWITZERLAND-AND-THE-USA/


About the European Union Youth Orchestra
The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) is one of the world’s most prestigious and dynamic orchestras. It unites Europe’s most talented young musicians from all 27 EU countries, under some of the world’s most famous conductors, in an orchestra which transcends cultural boundaries and performs all over the world. The level demanded of the players, combined with the renowned musical leadership of its conductors, has won the EUYO an outstanding musical and educational reputation and regular comparisons with the world’s finest orchestras. 

The EUYO normally tours twice a year, in spring and summer, playing in some of Europe's greatest concert halls, theatres and festivals, as well as performing further afield. Each tour begins with a residency period, where intensive rehearsals and tutorials enable the musicians - who come from all 27 EU countries - to master the repertoire for the tour. The EUYO then goes on the road, usually for three to four weeks in the spring, and up to five weeks in the summer.

In addition to its regular European tours, the EUYO has undertaken a number of high profile tours to destinations including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, India, North and South America, Russia and Kazakhstan. The EUYO also occasionally undertakes shorter, bespoke trips. For example, on 9 May 2010, the EUYO performed a special Gala Concert at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, at the invitation of the European Union and the Spanish Presidency of the EU, as the culmination of their Europe Day celebrations.

The EUYO Spring Tour 2012 is supported by the European Union, the 27 EU Member States, the Friends of the British Council, and the British Council.

Concert Schedule:

April 13, 8 pm
Chapel Hill, NC
Carolina Performing Arts
Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina
With the Carolina Choir and members of the UNC Music Faculty
Copland An Outdoor Overture
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Box Office: (9191) 843-3333

April 15, 4 pm
Washington, DC
Washington Performing Arts Society
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Copland An Outdoor Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Box Office: (202) 785-9727

April 18, 8 pm
New York, NY
Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Copland An Outdoor Overture
Mozart Violin Concerto in G major, K216
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Box Office: (212) 247-7800

April 20, 8 pm
Boston, MA
Celebrity Series of Boston
Symphony Hall
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Copland An Outdoor Overture
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Box Office: (617) 482-2595

April 22, 7 pm
Bloomington, IL
Indiana University Auditorium
Mark Kaplan, Violin
Copland An Outdoor Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Ticket Master: 1 (800) 745-3000

April 24, 7:30 pm
Evanston, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Bienen School of Music
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
With the Bienen School of Music Symphonic Choir and members of the Music Faculty
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony


For more information, please visit www.euyo.org.uk