Finally, live concerts return: Young Euro Classic is delighted to present young orchestral musicians where they belong – on stage. From July 30 to August 15, 2021 a selection of outstanding youth orchestras and ensembles makes the Konzerthaus Berlin resound.
As during the 2020 festival edition, all concerts and participatory events will be held according to the hygiene concept approved by the authorities.
The opening and closing concerts emphasize the value of encounters: the former revives the festival’s tradition of binational orchestras. Led by the conductor Marzena Diakun, a Polish resident of France, the Young Euro Classic Orchestra Germany-France, uniting members of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany and its French counterpart, the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, plays works from both nations, building a bridge between Paris and Berlin with music by Rameau, Gossec, Mendelssohn and C.P.E. Bach.
The festive finale will be performed by the only non-European orchestra, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, which appears with the horn player Sarah Willis and lends the general atmosphere of renewal and new beginnings a global note, performing a programme of European music and contemporary Latin American works entitled “Mozart y Mambo”.
Three orchestras from southern and south-eastern Europe – regular, beloved festival friends – form one focus of the festival.
Once again, Young Euro Classic offers more than music in 2021: the National Youth Ballet presents a Bach-themed evening. Jong Metropole, an offshoot of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, brings big band sounds to Berlin. The popular series “Classic meets Jazz” also continues – led for the first time by a woman, the Berlin-based jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Clara Haberkamp.
Tomorrow’s Musicians Today!
Young Euro Classic. Festival of the World’s Best Youth Orchestras
July 30 – August 15, 2021, Concert Hall Berlin
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