Wednesday 18 May 2022

Launching ALPHA MISSION - ΔELOS & celebrating ARTE: EUYO's concert from Delos

Delos (Photo Tilo Krause)
Delos (Photo Tilo Krause)

On 30 May 2022, the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will be joined by soloists Diana Tishchenko (violin) and Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra), plus Ukrainian and Russian musicians for a concert including Vivaldi's The Four SeasonsCarmen Fizzarotti's Floating Autumn from The [uncertain] Four Seasons and Marshall Marcus17 Strokes of the Bell for Peace and Sustainability. The venue for the concert is the Greek island of Delos. 

The event is part of  EUYO’s Peace in Europe project 2022 of seven peace concerts across Europe, and represents the inauguration of ALPHA MISSION - ΔELOS, an initiative that aims through the combined strengths of Mythology, Art and Space Technology to raise awareness globally about the urgent need for the regeneration of our planet.

The concert will be live-streamed on ARTE, on the social-media platforms of various cultural and technological institutions, and projected onto big screens in various cities around the world. It will be available on from 30th May until end of August. The event also celebrates the 30th anniversary of ARTE, the European cultural channel.

The island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, was a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, thus giving the island supreme importance. Changes of trade routes during the Roman era meant that that the island declined, however, and it was abandoned in the 8th Century AD. Currently it has around two dozen inhabitants, and the concert would seem to be the first such event on the island since ancient times.

Full details from the EUYO website.

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