The European Youth Orchestra will perform in every capital city in the European Union over the next few years as part of its Capital Sounds tour.

The tour, which will mark the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, launches on 7 August 2016 in Bratislava following Slovakia’s assumption of the EU Presidency on 1 July.

The EUYO will give joint performances with local youth ensembles in each capital city. Each concert will be introduced by a national leading cultural figure.

EUYO is the only entity in Europe that represents and presents young cultural performers at a high level of excellence from all 28 EU member states.