Palestine Youth Orchestra - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Amsterdam Museum

14 August 2019 at 14:30

Free chamber music concert, more details here


The Palestine Youth Orchestra brings its eclectic mix of high energy symphonic and Arabic music to NORTHERN EUROPE this summer performing at some of the regions most exciting concert venues. The musicians will be resident in Kristiansund, Norway, where they will perform on 4 August, before concerts in Trondheim (5 Aug), Oslo (7 Aug), Gothenburg (8 Aug), Copenhagen (10 Aug), Aarhus (11 Aug), Bremen (13 Aug) and Apeldoorn (15 Aug). They finish their tour at the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (16 Aug), making their debut performance in the Netherlands. 

Conducted by the Dutch conductor Vincent de Kort. The PYO will be joined by Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti, a rising star in the international world music scene. She performs three specially orchestrated songs by the legendary singer Fairuz. In Copenhagen they are joined by Danish cellist Toke Møldrup at the Tivoli Concert Hall performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, and in Apeldoorn they present an incredible shared performance with the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands featuring music devised by both orchestras together based on Arabic music. In addition to their symphonic concerts, they will present chamber concerts in Kristiansund, Aarhus and Amsterdam, not to be missed, and a brilliant way to see the orchestra in a different light. 

In a programme celebrating LOVE, the PYO will also perform music from Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Saint-Saen’s Samson and Delilah, and Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. There will be a rare opportunity to hear music by Salvador Arnita, an organist and composer born in Jerusalem, and a world premiere by the young Palestinian film composer Faris Badarni. Badarni's Palestinian Rhapsody celebrates the sounds, peoples and cultures of Palestine.


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Unique among the world’s youth orchestras, many of its young musicians are trained in both Arabic and Western Classical music. Established by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine, concerts by the PYO and its associate ensembles have included performances at major concert halls in Germany, Greece, Italy, France and the UK, and leading festivals such as the BBC Proms, Ravello, Florence and Aix-en-Provence. Since 2012 the orchestra has enjoyed a highly rewarding partnership with the Oslo Philharmonic, whose musicians have provided valuable training to its young musicians for several years culminating in a residency in Norway this summer. The orchestra has accompanied many of the Middle East’s best known musicians in classical and popular music.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019