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RCO Side by Side with young musicians in Prague and Paris

08 May 2018

Tour of all twenty-eight EU member states to continue in Vienna, Prague, Dresden and Paris

From 14 to 17 May, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is making appearances in Vienna, Prague, Dresden and Paris. Under the baton of chief conductor Daniele Gatti the orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Daniil Trifonov as soloist, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, ‘Titan’

The concerts are part of RCO meets Europe, the orchestra’s tour of all twenty-eight member states of the European Union over two and a half seasons. In each country it visits, the orchestra is performing one opening work with a youth orchestra from the relevant country (Side by Side). On 15 and 17 May, members of the orchestra will be sharing their music stands with young musicians from Prague and Paris, respectively, in Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe

At Prague’s Smetana Hall the orchestra will perform this opening work Side by Side with the symphony orchestra of the Prague conservatoire; at the Paris Philharmonie it will be sharing the stage with students of Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt.

Jean-Claude Juncker is acting as patron of RCO meets Europe. UNESCO has also granted patronage to the initiative. Side by Side is made possible in part by generous contributions from a number of private donors.