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European Union Youth Orchestra to perform for world leaders at Armistice ceremony2:16, 7th November 2018
On 11 November the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), together with chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, will perform beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a ceremony marking the centenary of the end of World War One.
The event is organised by the French government, and will be attended by many world leaders.
The orchestra will perform Ravel’s Bolero, and works by YoY o Ma and Beninese singer Angelique Kidio.
Petrenko said: ‘It is a great honour to be part of the ceremony marking the centenary of the end of WW1. The EUYO and I look forward to performing in Paris on 11 November as cultural ambassadors of the European Union.’
Marshall Marcus, CEO of EUYO, said: ‘At a challenging time for Europe, and as a cultural ambassador for the European Union, we stand together with everyone who believes in a Europe of people who work together rather than against each other.’