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The European Union Youth Orchestra's Summer Tour 2012 takes the orchestra to Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK from 5th August to 29th August. 120 musicians from all 27 European Union member states will be on tour, under the baton of Dir

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contents 4 6 9 10 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 messages of goodwill from the eu summer tour 2012 programme audition for the euyo an overture to the euyo a message from joy bryer euyo in bolzano a message from john williams dirk brossé richard causton gianandrea noseda männergesangsverein brixen edinburgh festival chorus 21 22 29 30 31 32 33 36 37 garrick ohlsson euyo members euyo leverhulme summer school chairman s award lionel bryer memorial fund award euyo tutors support from the eu member states honorary patrons and committees the euyo legacy support the euyo partners and friends photo by richard termine 3


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messages of goodwill josÉ manuel barroso president of the european commission head of the euyo s honorary patrons `music is the language of feelings as kant once said for this reason it is up to young people to embrace this universal language cross boundaries and share our musical heritage while imbuing it with new life the artistic choices for this summer tour exemplify the richness and variety of our european repertoire however it is the ethos of the european union youth orchestra to which i would like to give pride of place here since 1976 the orchestra ­ supported by the european commission ­ has played a vital role in promoting young people s access to and awareness of music it upholds values such as sharing commitment and communication which are essential in extending the performance of music and musical culture to a wider base united by their talent these young musicians demonstrate and reinforce the attachment of european people to our cultural heritage and our capacity for constant renewal and openness to the future thanks to their commitment to this initiative the summer tour 2012 programme promises to be full of feeling herman van rompuy president of the european council i am delighted that the young musicians of the european union youth orchestra will return to europe for their summer tour 2012 after their landmark tour to the united states of america earlier this year the message of hope for the future that this orchestra ­ made up of talented musicians aged between 14 and 24 from all four corners of europe ­ brings is surely one that will resonate with audiences across the union it is also highly fitting that the euyo should take part in the cultural olympiad since the spirit of perseverance and hard work that imbues the olympic athletes is one that can also be found in these talented young musicians i am particularly pleased that they will perform their specially commissioned piece twenty-seven heavens in germany and the netherlands as well as in the united kingdom thus allowing an even wider audience to enjoy the spirit of the games i wish all the young musicians of the euyo a highly successful tour androulla vassiliou commissioner for education culture multilingualism and youth it gives me great pleasure to see the european union youth orchestra paying a special tribute to some of the greatest composers of film music in their 2012 summer tour the orchestra s tremendously successful us tour this year once again showed how these young and dedicated european musicians manage to instil the audiences with their love for music what lies ahead of them is a promising career and what lies ahead of us as the audience is a series of passionate performances in some of the most renowned concert halls and at international festivals across europe the commission should be proud of having supported such a high-quality orchestra for years and i am personally very pleased to congratulate the euyo upon the newly-commissioned piece by british composer richard causton and wish the orchestra every success for its premiere and the summer tour as a whole 4


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president of the european parliament honorary president of the euyo once again the european union youth orchestra is to be applauded for putting together an intense programme of exceptional quality for its summer 2012 tour in europe your eclectic selection of film music going as far back as the 1930s is truly inspiring and should contribute to what is in my view one of the biggest cultural photo milutin rajkovic kaktus martin schulz challenges today bridging the widening gap between the public in particular younger generations and classical music taking on the notoriously monumental busoni piano concerto with one of the world s leading soloists will no doubt also be a memorable challenge over the years the enthusiastic and highly talented young musicians who make up the european union youth orchestra have brought great pleasure to many people all over europe and beyond its shores you have helped raise awareness of europe s common cultural heritage as your honorary president i would therefore like to express my sincere thanks to each and every one of you for the orchestra s unique contribution to the union s goals and to wish you all a very successful tour high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy vice-president of the european commission it s a great pleasure to lend my support to this year s summer tour by the european union youth orchestra it will be wonderful to see the euyo return to some of europe s leading festivals and concert halls and as a big movie fan i am especially excited that the orchestra will be performing famous film music from more than 70 years of cinema highlighting the huge contribution of european composers to film classics this summer s tour will also see the orchestra perform its first commission a new piece by richard causton to celebrate the london 2012 olympics i m sure you will agree that the 2012 summer tour will show `young europe at its best showcasing the talent dedication and passion of the euyo s young musicians best wishes for an excellent summer of music catherine ashton members of the euyo with eu ambassador to the usa joão vale de almeida kennedy center washington dc april 2012 photo by european commission 5


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summer tour 2012 programme bolzano festival bozen toggenburg park bolzano italy euyo board of trustees robert albert chairman lesley king-lewis robert laurence nicola wallis euyo staff joy bryer kim sargeant benjamin noakes alix de mauny colin window nigel palmer chris turner max van duuren anna letchworth fiona tree rosie sargeant co-founder and secretary general general manager orchestra manager development marketing manager tour manager stage manager assistant stage manager and librarian transport manager nurse alexander technique intern sunday 5 august 21:00 chamber concert of music by fischer r strauss roussel mozart and rota conductor dirk brossÉ friday 10 august 20:00 13th young euro classic festival konzerthaus berlin germany film music concert programme a see opposite page presented by ulrich wünschel grafenegg music summer wolkenturm grafenegg haitzendorf austria saturday 11 august 20:00 film music concert programme b see opposite page presented by herbert feuerstein preceded by prélude chamber music concert at 17:30 wednesday 8 august 20:30 bolzano festival bozen nuovo teatro comunale bolzano italy film music concert programme a see opposite page kultursommer nordhessen kongress palais kassel-stadthalle kassel germany monday 13 august 20:00 film music concert programme b see opposite page 6


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film repertoire · richard strauss also sprach zarathustra opening used in 2001 a space odyssey stanley kubrick 1968 · john barry main title from out of africa sydney pollack 1985 · michael giacchino married life from up docter peterson 2009 · programme a maurice jarre overture from lawrence of arabia david lean 1962 · programme b william walton touch her soft lips and part from henry v laurence olivier 1944 · ennio morricone main title from cinema paradiso giuseppe tornatore 1988 · erich korngold main title from the sea hawk michael curtiz 1940 · john williams the shark theme from jaws steven spielberg 1975 · luigi boccherini la musica notturna delle strade di madrid passa calle used in master and commander peter weir 2003 · klaus badelt he s a pirate from pirates of the caribbean gore verbinski 2003 · stanley myers cavatina used in the deerhunter michael cimino 1978 · programme a arthur bliss march from things to come william cameron menzies 1936 · programme b elmer bernstein main title from the great escape john sturges 1963 · john williams theme from schindler s list steven spielberg 1993 · john williams raider s march from indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark steven spielberg 1981 · elmer bernstein main title from the magnificent seven john sturges 1960 · ennio morricone gabriel s oboe from the mission roland joffé 1986 · jerome moross main theme from the big country william wyler 1958 · michael daugherty spaghetti western · richard rodney bennett waltz theme from murder on the orient express · bernard herrmann prelude and murder from psycho · bernard herrmann prelude from vertigo · bernard herrmann overture from north by northwest · john williams superman march from superman · programme a ron goodwin main title from where eagles dare · programme b alan silvestri main title from back to the future · john williams main title from star wars sidney lumet 1974 alfred hitchcock 1960 alfred hitchcock 1958 alfred hitchcock 1959 richard donner 1978 brian hutton 1968 robert zemeckis 1985 george lucas 1977 inspired by ennio morricone s scores for sergio leone s films 7


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summer tour 2012 programme cont conductor gianandrea noseda thursday 23 august 20:00 edinburgh international festival usher hall edinburgh scotland garrick ohlsson piano edinburgh festival chorus causton twenty-seven heavens debussy nocturnes busoni piano concerto in c op.39 saturday 25 august 20:00 garrick ohlsson piano causton twenty-seven heavens tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 in bb minor op.23 r strauss also sprach zarathustra op.30 respighi feste romane philharmonie merck staatstheater darmstadt germany saturday 18 august 20:30 bolzano festival bozen nuovo teatro comunale bolzano italy garrick ohlsson piano männergesangsverein brixen r strauss also sprach zarathustra op.30 busoni piano concerto in c op.39 monday 27 august 20:30 garrick ohlsson piano tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 in bb minor op.23 debussy nuages and fêtes from nocturnes respighi feste romane 51st stresa international festival palazzo dei congressi stresa italy monday 20 august 20:15 garrick ohlsson piano causton twenty-seven heavens tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 in bb minor op.23 debussy nuages and fêtes from nocturnes respighi feste romane robeco summer concerts concertgebouw amsterdam netherlands sagra musicale malatestiana auditorium sala della piazza rimini italy tuesday 28 august 21:00 garrick ohlsson piano tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 in bb minor op.23 debussy nuages and fêtes from nocturnes respighi feste romane 8


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audition for the euyo do you want to l play under some of the world s greatest conductors l learn with europe s leading orchestral players and professors l work with like-minded dedicated and passionate young musicians l travel all over the world performing incredible programmes to full concert halls if you are of at least conservatoire standard aged between 14 and 24 on 31 december 2012 and hold a passport from one of the 27 eu countries you could be joining us for our summer 2013 and spring 2014 tours visit our website for details on how to apply for an audition near you new york times the euyo is among the elite institutions of its kind 9 photo by claudia prieler


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an overture foundation of the euyo t main photo the euyo with itzhak perlman at carnegie hall april 2012 he european union youth orchestra 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 that transcends cultural boundaries and performs all over the world the musical ability and commitment 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 orchestra is composed of up to 140 players who are drawn from all 27 member countries of the european union the players are selected each year from thousands of candidates aged between 14 and 24 who take part in auditions throughout the eu the competition is such that current members of the orchestra have to re-audition along with new applicants each year in order to keep their places once the members have been selected for the year they are invited to join the euyo in spring and summer for intensive residential rehearsal periods followed by demanding tours offering them the opportunity to perform on international stages all over the world the euyo provides an invaluable professional development experience for young orchestral musicians it is an unparalled advanced training opportunity for musicians to bridge the gap between music colleges and the cosmopolitan professional music world over 90 of euyo players go on to become professional musicians and many have found jobs with europe s leading orchestras the euyo was founded in 1976 by the late lionel bryer and joy bryer respectively the founding chairman and secretary general of the international youth foundation of great britain with a view to creating an orchestra that would represent the european ideal of a community working together to achieve peace social and cultural understanding the proposal for the creation of the orchestra was put to the committee on cultural affairs and youth of the european parliament in 1974 as a result of an all-party effort a resolution was adopted by the european parliament with an overwhelming majority on 8 march 1976 and the european commission officially confirmed the patronage of the orchestra in april 1976 claudio abbado the orchestra s founding music director established the euyo as a world-class institution with the support of the late sir edward heath kg the euyo s first president claudio abbado was succeeded as music director by sir bernard haitink who in turn was succeeded in 2000 by the euyo s present music director vladimir ashkenazy since its inaugural tour the orchestra has gone from strength to strength and continues to attract incredibly gifted players and world class conductors performing to full houses in all the major cities concert halls and festivals of europe as well as undertaking important foreign tours to destinations which have included china hong kong japan india north and south america kazakhstan and russia in recognition of the orchestra s achievements prizes awarded to the euyo include the olympia prize of the alexander s onassis public benefit foundation the `prix d initiative européenne the grant for young artists awarded by the praemium imperiale and the european media prize 10


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photo:richard termine euyo makes a triumphant return to the united states of america in spring 2012 the euyo returned to the united states of america for the first time since 1988 in a whirlwind six-concert tour that took america by storm conducted by vladimir ashkenazy the orchestra performed six symphony concerts including at carnegie hall new york ny the kennedy center washington dc symphony hall boston ma and three leading us universities the university of north carolina chapel hill nc indiana university bloomington in and northwestern university evanston il pinchas zukerman performed with the euyo at the kennedy center itzhak perlman was the soloist at carnegie hall and yefim bronfman joined the orchestra both at symphony hall and at the pick-staiger concert hall in evanston their presence not only helped to underline and support the orchestra s reputation in the words of the new york times as `among the elite institutions of its kind they also all made a particular effort to turn their rehearsals with the euyo into impromptu master classes this was deeply appreciated not only by the euyo players but also by members of the public who attended the open rehearsals fifteen young american musicians took part in the euyo s concerts as members of the orchestra in honour of the enduring ties between the eu and the us small groups of musicians from the euyo also shared their passion for music through workshops in three maryland high schools by performing chamber pieces and engaging the american students aged between 11 and 14 in lively question and answer sessions the performances were met with standing ovations from the audiences in all six concert halls and rave reviews from the music critics who celebrated the orchestra s `sumptuous warmth sharp detail and stormy power new york times `energetic full-bodied performances boston globe and a sound of `remarkable character strength and beauty chicago tribune above the euyo in front of the state capitol washington dc the euyo s 1st violins with alexander boissonnault an american guest musician at indiana university auditorium bloomington usa some past euyo guest conductors daniel barenboim leonard bernstein herbert blomstedt james conlon sir colin davis sir john eliot gardiner carlo maria giulini sir bernard haitink paavo järvi herbert von karajan mstislav rostropovich sir georg solti notable soloists who have worked with the euyo emanuel ax teresa berganza yefim bronfman kyung-wha chung plácido domingo sir james galway barbara hendricks janine jansen nigel kennedy radu lupu lord yehudi menuhin anne-sophie mutter jessye norman murray perahia itzhak perlman ravi shankar pinchas zukerman 11 photo kai bienert


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and secretary general euyo co-founder message from joy bryer t above joy bryer at the kennedy center for the performing arts washington dc april 2012 his summer while the euyo is on tour around europe the eyes of the whole world will be focussed on the london 2012 olympics the ideals and aims of these two great projects have much in common the pursuit of excellence by both the athletes and our young musicians the experience of living together coming from all different social political and religious backgrounds and the determination to work phenomenally hard to demonstrate to mankind and especially the young that self-worth and self-awareness can lead one to reach for ­ and attain ­ the stars the european union is facing difficult times like the olympic participants and our young musicians however the union s member countries should hold on passionately to their belief in the power of the eu s aims and ideals we the young people of europe are sure that they will break through the finishing line showing the whole world that 27 countries speaking with one voice can bring our hopes and dreams to fruition the next generation deserves our undivided and unconditional support this summer s musical programme could not be richer or more diverse nor more challenging for our talented young players it renews auld acquaintances with the edinburgh festival last visited in 2003 and closes in rimini last visited in 1996 but this time christening a brand new hall the first orchestral project is quite a departure for us a film music programme conducted by a new friend from belgium dirk brossé artistic director of the international film festival in ghent a film composer conductor embracing scores from over 75 years of cinema and great classical works adopted by the movies we honour the greatest living composer of film music john williams who celebrated his 80th birthday in february with five of his finest scores played alongside works to demonstrate europe s vital contribution to this genre music from germany france the uk and italy another highlight of the year is the euyo s first-ever commission a concert opener by richard causton as part of the cultural olympiad associated with the london olympics embracing its focus on youth internationalism and creative excellence and appropriately receiving its uk premiere in the athens of the north richard has been working on the piece in workshops at our past three residencies and his synergy with our players has strongly coloured the work in its final form in recognition of our very special relationship with bolzano the central work in our second period this summer is busoni s monumental piano concerto played by one of the few bravehearts to tackle this epic work garrick ohlsson who won the busoni competition in bolzano when he was younger than most of the euyo s players returns to the city to make his euyo début under the baton of our very special italian maestro gianandrea noseda the busoni concerto was inspired by danish writer adam oehlenschläger s verse drama aladdin and again drawing upon great literature our third orchestral work by richard strauss featured this year is also sprach zarathustra from friedrich nietzsche s influential novel as the orchestra journeys across switzerland en route from darmstadt to stresa mid-tour doubtless players will remember lake silvaplana where we stayed last summer and the location of the novel s genesis also sprach zarathustra also connects the two halves of the summer programming opening our film concerts just as it prefaces kubrick s epic 2001 a space odyssey the other two great showcase works we perform allude to our olympic celebrations this summer debussy s nocturnes and respighi s feste romane the latter like film music without the film the former 12


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linking homer s odyssey to our space odyssey not only do both works have spectacle and revelry at their core but connect to classical greece and rome from the sirens luring mariners to a watery grave to the crowds cheering the gladiators at the circus maximus let the revels commence three people were fundamental in bringing the euyo into existence and i must herald them here our former president the late sir edward heath kg to whom i would like to pay great tribute our founding music director claudio abbado and our indefatigable champion the late baroness elles former vice-president of the european parliament and of the euyo to our patrons the heads of state and prime ministers of the 27 european union countries our honorary and administrative committees we owe a debt of gratitude i am most grateful to commissioner androulla vassiliou for giving us the opportunity to demonstrate the co-operation of the youth of europe her directorate general of the european commission administers the culture grant from which we receive significant funding and our new honorary president martin schulz whose support and encouragement are fundamental to our working life i cannot thank both the commission and the parliament enough finally on behalf of all of the euyo s young musicians over many years their conductors soloists and myself i would like to pay tribute to her majesty queen beatrix of the netherlands whose enduring support for the orchestra has been a beacon of light to us all above joy bryer presents the euyo bowtie to the eu ambassador to the us joão vale de almeida washington dc april 2012 left hm queen beatrix of the netherlands with joy bryer jac van steen and members of the euyo at the amsterdam concertgebouw august 2011 photo by eric veenhuijzen 13


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enjoy the parkhotel laurin life charming passionate delicious lucky 1910 w w w l au r i n i t via laurin straße 4 i 39100 bolzano bozen t +39 0471 311000 photo annette fischer


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euyo in bolzano es sind dreißig jahre vergangen seit das europäische jugendorchester zum ersten mal in bozen zu gast war drei jahrzehnte sind eine genügend lange zeitspanne um eine ausgewogene bilanz zu ziehen und die kulturelle ausstrahlung die diese initiative auf unsere stadt hat zu würdigen besonders unterstreichen möchten wir das zunehmende interesse der bevölkerung für das aktive musikalische engagement das jung und alt gleichermaßen betrifft die liebe zur musik ist ohne großen aufruhr im stillen gediehen wie die bäume in einem wald und sie hat ein für unser land absolut außergewöhnliches ausmaß erreicht die südtiroler institutionen haben diesem phänomen erfreulicherweise eine angemessene aufmerksamkeit geschenkt und konkrete wirksame maßnahmen für dessen förderung getroffen es darf aber nicht vergessen werden dass diese positive kulturelle entwicklung im nährboden unserer stadt wurzelt die in den vergangenen 30 jahren auch dank der ständigen `einwanderung von jungen musikerinnen und musikern der euyo imstande war stimulierende inhalte in diese richtung bereitzustellen die zusammenarbeit mit dem europäischen jugendorchester wird auch weiterhin ein wichtiger ansporn dazu sein die blüte der künstlerischen und musikalischen sensibilität dieser stadt weiter zu entwickeln der bürgermeister dr luigi spagnolli die stadträtin für kultur und aktives zusammenleben patrizia trincanato il sindaco dr luigi spagnolli l assessora alla cultura e alla convivenza patrizia trincanato the mayor dr luigi spagnolli cultural councillor patrizia trincanato quest anno ricorre il 30° anniversario dall arrivo della euyo nella nostra città un periodo sufficientemente ampio per poter esprimere delle considerazioni generali e consolidate sugli effetti della contaminazione culturale che questo evento ha provocato per la nostra città uno degli aspetti che quest anno vorremmo sottolineare è la crescita dell interesse verso la pratica musicale attiva da parte di uno strato sempre crescente di cittadini dai bambini fino ai pensionati si tratta di un fenomeno che è cresciuto in modo silenzioso come le moltitudini di alberi in una foresta ma assume una dimensione assolutamente straordinaria ed eccezionale per il nostro paese certamente le istituzioni della nostra provincia hanno poi saputo dare attenzione e risposte concrete con strumenti idonei ma quello che è importante rimarcare è che queste nuove spinte culturali affondano le radici in un terreno che in questi 30 anni si è continuamente arricchito di spunti e di contenuti grazie anche alla `migrazione annuale dei giovani musicisti della euyo nella nostra città che in questi suoi passaggi ha reso e continuerà a rendere ogni anno la nostra città più fertile al fiorire delle sensibilità artistiche e musicali dei nostri concittadini this year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the euyo to our city a timeframe that is sufficiently long to allow us to reflect on some of the ways in which this event has influenced the cultural life of the city one of the aspects that we would particularly like to highlight is the extent to which the city s inhabitants of all ages from children to pensioners have shown an ever-greater interest in taking an active part in musical activities this phenomenon has grown as softly and quietly as the trees grow in a forest but it has taken on an absolutely exceptional and extraordinary dimension for our region without a doubt the institutions of our province have taken note and responded to this growing demand with appropriate tools it is also important to stress however that these new cultural impulses have their roots in a land which in the past 30 years has been continuously enriched with ideas and inspiration thanks to the annual `migration of the young musicians from the euyo to our city an event that continues to render that land ever more propitious for the flowering of the artistic and musical sensibilities of our fellow citizens 15



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