Das European Youth Orchestra steht ab September ohne EU-Geld da. Foto: Peter Adamik

Das European Youth Orchestra steht ab September ohne EU-Geld da. Foto: Peter Adamik

EU entzieht Orchester die Unterstützung

Die EU braucht Erdogan gar nicht, um ihre Kultur zu beschneiden: Sie tut es ganz von selber. Zum 1. September, nach 40 Jahren, soll das EUYO, das European Union Youth Orchestra, gucken, wie es alleine klar kommt. Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung hat dagegen eine Petition gestartet.

Dass das Jugendorchester der EU kein Geld mehr aus Brüssel bekommen soll, stellt die Existenz des 1976 gegründeten Klangkörpers mit ständig wechselnder Besetzung in Frage. Das Orchester sucht nun Unterstützer:

http://www.euyo.eu/about/saveeuyo/

Die deutsche Orchestervereinigung hat eine Petition gestartet:

http://www.dov.org/Newsreader/items/deutsche-orchestervereinigung-fordert-bekenntnis-der-eu-zum-europaeischen-jugendorchester-1697.html

Die ebenfalls von der Website des Orchesters in englischer Sprache entnommenen folgenden Informationen zeigen, welche Bedeutung das European Union Youth Orchestra hat:

Landmark Moments in the History of the EU and the EUYO

1957 - The six EU founding countries sign the Treaty of Rome creating the European Economic Community (EEC).
1974 - The proposal for the creation of the Orchestra is put forward by Baroness Elles MEP to the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Youth of the European Parliament.
1976 - The Orchestra is founded on 8 March by Joy and Lionel Bryer, following a resolution adopted by the European Parliament. On 22 April the European Commission confirms the official Patronage of the Orchestra.
1978 - Inaugural tour conducted by Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado, to Amsterdam, Bonn, Paris, Luxembourg, Brussels, Milan and Rome.
1980 - Herbert von Karajan conducts the Orchestra in Salzburg with soloist Anne-Sophie Mütter.
1981 - EUYO performs under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.
1982 - Tour to Mexico.
1984 - Tour to China and Hong Kong.
1985 - Tour to Japan with conductor Leonard Bernstein and soprano Barbara Hendricks.
1986 - The Single European Act passed.
1988 - Tour to USA performing in New York, Washington D.C. and Boston.
1989 - Tour to India with Zubin Mehta.
1992 - “Maastricht” Treaty established the title “EU” on 7 February.
1991 - Tour to Russia.
1994 - Bernard Haitink appointed as the ECYO’s Music Director succeeding Claudio Abbado, and the following year, mirroring the changes in the EU, the ECYO becomes the EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra).
1996 - South American tour to celebrate the Mercosur Treaty with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.
1998 - EUYO performs at the World Economic Forum with Iván Fischer.
2000 - Vladimir Ashkenazy succeeds Bernard Haitink as the EUYO’s Music Director.
2004 - The Orchestra returns to Brazil to celebrate the city of São Paulo’s 450th anniversary.
2008 - Tour to Japan, China and Korea.
2010 - EUYO performs at Shanghai Expo.
2012 - Second tour to USA including performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
2013 - EUYO performs in the last country to join the EU, in Malta. Co-Founder Joy Bryer appointed as the Orchestra’s President. Launch of the “Great Europeans” Award, with Polish composer Witold Lutosławski as the first recipient.
2014 - Tour to Abu Dhabi, launch of the European Music Campus in partnership with Grafenegg.
2014 - The EUYO, with its 8 international Partners and 30 Associates, awarded co-funding by the European Union’s ‘Creative Europe’ cultural funding programme for the first phase of its project: ‘Towards 2020: Skilling Musicians & Engaging Audiences in Europe’s Orchestral Sector’ (T2020).
2015 - Vasily Petrenko appointed as Chief Conductor of the EUYO. Bernard Haitink CH, KBE, becomes Conductor Laureate of the EUYO. Continuation of Global Exchange Programme for the EUYO players. EUYO debut for the Orchestra's first woman conductor, Xian Zhang.


Der folgende Link führt zu Youtube, zu einer zweistündigen Dokumentation einer Probe und eines Auftritts des Orchesters im Jahr 1985 in Hiroshima unter Leonard Bernstein. Dort ist auch ein Film über die Zusammenarbeit mit Herbert von Karajan und anderen Dirigenten zu finden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8wGVJ1ywo&list=FLtG3oKEFW_g3eo6KyvTrBpw