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Save the European Union Youth Orchestra

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 30, 2016 14:00 CEST

An Open Letter to Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner:

During the lifetime of EUYO many young Swedish musicians have had the opportunity and the pleasure of playing in the EUYO. The orchestra has been an important platform for young musicians from all over the EU to experience and learn about the international music life. In times of trouble there is a particular value in gathering young musicians from different nations in cultural collaboration. With the closing of the orchestra the EU loses an important part of its cultural life.

We ask Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport to find alternative urgent core funding from the EU to ensure the continuation of one of Europe’s greatest cultural endeavours – the European Union Youth Orchestra. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the EUYO will cease operations on 1 September following a decision by the EU not to fund its pan-European project T2020. For detailed information and ways to show your support, please visit #SAVEEUYO

Royal Swedish Opera,
Lawrence Renes – Music Director
Birgitta Svendén – General Manager

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra,
Sakari Oramo – Chief Conductor
Stefan Forsberg – General Manager

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Daniel Harding – Music Director
Helena Wessman – General Manager

Kungliga Operan är Sveriges nationalscen för opera och balett.

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