The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is in the midst of a European tour that takes them to Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary from June 12 to 19. Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran is serving as tour conductor, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst joining the musicians in Linz, Austria, coaching the ensemble and conducting Brahms’s Tragic Overture at the Abbey of St. Florian in Sankt Florian, Austria. Tour repertoire includes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, Bartók’s Dance Suite, and John Adams’s The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra). In Linz, an educational and cultural exchange with Anton Bruckner Private University includes coaching, masterclasses, and a panel discussion; the exchange culminates with an octet comprising four COYO members and four students from Bruckner University performing Schubert’s Octet. During the tour, the orchestra is performing at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria; Reduta Bratislava Concert Hall in Bratislava, Slovakia; and MOM Cultural Centre in Budapest, Hungary. It is the youth orchestra’s third international tour, and the first international tour led by Parameswaran.
Posted June 18, 2019