BYP Paris debut broadcasts to 18 million on MEZZO in September

Eighteen million people across 44 countries will have the opportunity to experience the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic’s acclaimed Paris debut as the MEZZO network broadcasts a recording of the performance on 21 September 2015.

The Paris concert, which took place at the city’s beautiful Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on 31 March 2015, presented the programme from the orchestra’s recent CD release, ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’, conducted by Kristjan Järvi. Get a first glimpse of this concert highlight and watch the exclusive MEZZO trailer.

The performance received rave reviews at the time, with Bachtrack’s Leopold Tobisch writing: ‘This concert was exemplary of an ideal concert programme, both playful and serious at the same time… Full of strength and orchestral balance, there was no hint of this being a “youth” orchestra lacking the maturity of a professional orchestra… With impressive technique, the violin, clarinet, and flute solos were all perfectly executed, with clear motivation throughout the orchestra… Anyone who judges this orchestra by their age is a fool: the only thing youthful about this orchestra is their spirit and energy.’

MEZZO is a French television station, launched in 1992 to broadcast classical, jazz and world music, which now transmits across 44 countries to 18 million subscribers. In May 2015, it broadcast BYP’s January 2014 concert ‘Live from the Berlin Philharmonie’, featuring global classical music stars pianist Valentina Lisitsa and violinist Julia Fischer. It will present that performance again in September, alongside the Paris concert, as part of a special focus on Kristjan Järvi, offering performances and interviews with him on ‘MEZZO Voce’.

Enjoy a preview already today and watch the trailer of the Paris concert. Clips from the Paris concert will be made available shortly after the broadcast on BYP’s dedicated YouTube channel.

Broadcast of ‘Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic: Live from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ on Mezzo TV

Monday, 21 September 2015, 8.30 pm
Friday, 25 September 2015, 9.30 am
Sunday, 27 September 2015, 2.52 pm
Saturday, 3 October 2015, 1.30 pm