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European Union Youth Wind Orchestra

Saturday, July 22, 04.00 PM
Conductor: Jan COBER

Since 1989, around sixty of the most talented young musicians in Europe are selected to participate in the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO). This high-level ensemble gained over the years a true recognition throughout Europe for its cultural and educational value: in addition to the promotion of young talented musicians, this orchestra meeting also aims to support musical expertise in the field of wind orchestra and orchestra conducting, stimulate the dissemination of original compositions for wind orchestras and promote the European spirit and cultural openness through the discovery of other countries and through the contact with musicians from different cultures and countries.

Over the years, the working sessions and concert tours have led the EUYWO to Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal. Since 2009, the EUYWO has a close collaboration with the prestigious international music festival WMC (World Music Contest) in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, recognized worldwide as the major international event of music for wind instruments.

The EUYWO reorganizes every two years under the direction of worldwide renowned Dutch conductor Jan Cober (since 1998). He conducts all over the world, from Portugal to Australia, from Spain to Japan, and was the artistic director of the ISEB, institute for conducting in Trento (Italy), professor at the conservatory in Maastricht (The Netherlands), as well as a leader of master classes and clinics. His method created conducting schools in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. In recognition of his musical and cultural merit, he was nominated as “Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau” by Queen Beatrix from the Netherlands.

Repertoire
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) The European Anthem
Wambacq, Dirk, Il Compimento del Inizio
Surinach, Carlos (1915-1997) Sinfonietta Flamenca
Kosmicki, Alexandre (*1971) Fantasmagorie
Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Three Dance Episodes from "On The Town" (arr. Marice Stith)
1. The Great Lover
2. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux
3. Times Square: 1944

www.ugda.lu/euywo

Photo: J.M. "Lupo" Ludowicy