Berlin, 26 March 2015:
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic debut concert in Paris

A Baltic Sea Voyage under the baton of Kristjan Järvi on 31 March 2015, 8pm at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Berlin, 26 March 2015. Renowned for its exhilarating live performances, Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic makes its Paris debut on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at the city’s prestigious Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Under the baton of Founding Conductor and Music Director, Kristjan Järvi, the orchestra brings to France for the first time its electrifying concert programme, Baltic Sea Voyage, celebrating the rich and diverse musical landscape of the entire region. The concert is under the joint patronage of the Ambassadors of all Baltic Sea states to France.

Discover the unique sound of the Baltic Sea region

Audiences will have the chance to hear music from composers representing every country in the Baltic Sea region: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. The programme of musical riches features 10 pieces of music, and will take audiences on a journey of discovery across the Baltic Sea. Russian composers such as Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky feature on the programme as well as Sibelius from Finland and Grieg from Norway. New music from young, contemporary composers such as Gediminas Gelgotas from Lithuania will also be heard.

Unique voice from the North

Founded in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Usedom Music Festival and Nord Stream AG, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic features musicians aged 18-30 from, or studying in, the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Retaining national specialities but opening up to international perspective, the musicians share their influence, knowledge and perspective to create a unique voice for the region. More than a youth orchestra, it is a project for cultural and social integration and cooperation to create unity in a historically-divided region.

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