The European Union Youth Orchestra, EUYO, will be coming to Kazakhstan as part of its spring tour to celebrate the EU's 50th birthday.
The visit will underline the enormous importance of cultural co-operation between the EU and Kazakhstan.
The EUYO will perform 2 concerts, in Astana and Almaty, under the world-renowned conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
- The first concert will be held in Astana on 6 April 2007, in the Palace of Peace and Consent (Pyramid), at 19.00
- The second concert will take place in Almaty on 7 April 2007 in the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, at 19.00.
Four young Kazakhstani musicians have been selected to join the orchestra for its 2007 spring tour.
The EUYO brings together 140 of the best EU musicians under the age of 24, who compete for their places each year. The main purpose of establishing the orchestra was to use music as a means of bringing young Europeans together in a cooperative endeavour, as a symbol of the European ideal – a united community of nations working together for peace, harmony, social justice and human dignity.