Free concert celebrating the London launch of an EU-supported project for travelling youth orchestras entitled the 'European Festivals Experience'.
Ealing Youth Orchestra
Karlowicz Song of Eternal Being
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
Rossini Semiramide Overture (conductor Andris Veismanis)
Stravinsky Firebird Suite
violin Tom Crehan
conductor Leon Gee
The European Festivals Experience unites three major European festivals to create an extensive programme of easily accessible symphonic concerts and offer a whole range of unique musical activities and cultural exchange programmes in France, Italy and Latvia for youth orchestras and young musicians from all over Europe.
Ten youth orchestras from different European countries will be invited to perform in two of the festivals over an 18-month period; each will be selected according to their musical ability and priority will be given to those who do not normally have the financial means or organisational capacity to travel.
The project will culminate in a total of 35 concerts given in splendid venues as part of the festivals in France, Italy and Latvia, bringing together artists and cultures from north, south, east and west Europe. Aside the concerts, each Festival will organise the young musicians additional activities and workshops offering something different and beneficial from a musical, cultural and educational standpoint.
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