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14/09/2023: Young Euro Classic fills the Berlin Summer with Enthusiasm
A brilliant performance by the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and the presentation of the European Composition Award to the Ukrainian composer Evgeni Orkin by Berlin’s Senator of Culture, Joe Chialo, brought the 24th season of Young Euro Classic to a successful close.
The world’s leading youth orchestra festival offered its approximately 24,500 visitors an impressive programme: over the course of three and a half weeks, there were 17 orchestra concerts plus evenings of chamber music, ballet and literature. With NEXT GENERATION, the youngest audience members had a series of performances and events dedicated to them.
One special highlight was “Courage in Concert”, a festival within the festival focusing on Ukraine and its “neighbours of war” from Estonia, Georgia and Uzbekistan, demonstrating how cultural exchange can convey solidarity and give hope even in times of crisis.
Update 11/10/22: Join us for some “Time Travel“ …
Join us when artful Chinese music meets German masterworks: celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, international virtuosos and rising young talents perform treasures from both cultural nations of Germany and China. Artful arrangements of music by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, and Mozart are juxtaposed with a contemporary piece by Y. WANG and masterworks for traditional Chinese instruments, taking us on a journey through the epochs. They are complemented by literary impulses and projected images, helping us to contemplate what defines our cultures and what they share in common.
Featuring Shengnan HU (percussion), Wei LU (violin), Lucy ZHAO (pipa), Wu WEI (sheng), Siyi CHEN (guzheng), Lini GONG (soprano), Boris Aljinovic (recitation), Justine Eckhaut (piano), Tilmann Dehnhard (jazz flute), Thoma Jaron-Wutz (tenor), Daniel Streicher (piano)
Update 08/09/22: 13 Horizons celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relationships in Berlin
Stories and voices from Europe to Central Asia: from 10 September through 12 December 2022, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany celebrates the achievement of 30 years of diplomatic relationships with 13 different countries via the project 13 Horizons. The concerts, films, culinary programme and exhibition will delight your senses as Germany commemorates these partnerships with a vibrant cultural exchange. Join us on a journey to 13 new horizons!
Update 04/05/22: Standing Ovation for the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
On 3 April 2022, a packed concert hall expressed its solidarity with the Ukrainian people at the benefit concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU) at Konzerthaus Berlin. Under the direction of Natalia Stets, the orchestra gave a stirring performance that a deeply moved audience rewarded with a standing ovations. We thank all who participated in this evening of solidarity with the Ukrainians and supported the orchestra. May this experience of agency and community strengthen the young musicians and help them endure the unbearable.