From July 19 to August 6, 2019, Young Euro Classic, the world’s most important festival for young international orchestra musicians, celebrates its 20th anniversary. 19 youth orchestras from all over the world, led and supported by excellent conductors and so-loists, perform at the Konzerthaus Berlin in the summer of 2019.
The programmatic fo-cus of the anniversary season is Ludwig van Beethoven, considered by many the most important, eternally young creator of symphonic music. In keeping with its tradition of being slightly ahead of the curve – as expressed by its motto “Tomorrow’s musicians today” – Young Euro Classic offers a Beethoven celebration in 2019, one year ahead of his great 250th anniversary in 2020. All nine symphonies and additional works will be performed by eleven youth orchestras from all over the world – an impressive under-taking which reveals the orchestras’ ambition, self-confidence and socio-cultural sense of responsibility. The European Union Youth Orchestra presents an entire European weekend including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a high-carat contribution to the Beethoven Project. The appearance of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is another, highly topical reminder of what Young Euro Classic stands for: joint and shared music-making is cultural diplomacy, enabling exchange and building bridges.
Ensembles from Chile, the Dominican Republic and Tatarstan make their festival de-buts. The Israeli-Palestinian Galilee Chamber Orchestra also appears for the first time. Another debut is the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, which plays the festival’s rousing finale under Antonio Pappano, joined by the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly
Young Euro Classic
19 July until 6. August 2019
Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin
Overall direction: Dr. Gabriele Minz GmbH, Internationale Kulturprojekte
Artistic direction: Dr. Dieter Rexroth
Organizer: Deutscher Freundeskreis europäischer Jugendorchester e.V.
More information on program and tickets: www.young-euro-classic.de