Founding Conductor & Music Director:
Kristjan Järvi

Organiser:
Baltic Sea Music Education Foundation e.V.
Strasse der Pariser Kommune 38
10243 Berlin
Germany

Executive Director:
Thomas Hummel

Communications Director:
Jutta Loosen
jutta.loosen@bmef.eu


Project Managers:
Annika Schulz
annika.schulz@bmef.eu
 
Rita Sosedow
rita.sosedow@bmef.eu
 

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BYP NEWS

14.09.2014
5 concerts, 5.000 concert-goers, 5.000 travel kilometres – BYPs successful September tour
From 15 to 29 September 2014, some 80 young musicians of the entire Baltic Sea region embarked on their joint musical journey to carry the sound of the Baltic Sea into Europe’s concert halls. Under the baton of Founding Conductor and Music Director Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic successfully played five concerts in Usedom (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), Bonn (Germany) as well as Milan and Verona (Italy). The young orchestra performing together with soloist Jan Lisiecki took the audience by storm and inspired some 5.000 concert-goers. The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic will continue its journey in 2015 and carry the sound of the Baltic Sea to France, Germany, Poland and Finland. More news to follow!
14.09.2014
BYP’s Italian voyage – Two concerts in Milan and Verona, 28 and 29 September 2014
In 2011, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic brought the sound of the Baltic Sea to Italy for the first time. Since then, the south or Europe is a regular stop in the orchestra’s annual schedule. This year the orchestra together with Kristjan Järvi and soloist Jan Lisiecki will play at MITO Settembre Musica in Milan and Il Settembre dell’Accademia in Verona. Music works include Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A-minor as well as Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.
14.09.2014
Debut concert at Beethovenfest in Bonn on 26 September 2014
Under the baton of Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic will make its debut at the renowned music festival Beethovenfest in Bonn on 26 September 2014. Together with young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, the orchestra will take the audience on a musical journey that will connect five countries of the Baltic region: Norway with Edvard Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A-minor, Russia with Modest Mussorgsky’s rarely played “Night on Bald Mountain”, Finland with Sibelius “Karelia Suite”, Latvia with Kalniņš “Rock Symphony” and Lithuania with Gelgotas’ “Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean”, premiered by the BYP in 2012.
14.09.2014
Baltic Voyage – A musical expedition around the Baltic Sea in St. Petersburg, 23 September 2014
With their signature programme – “Baltic Voyage" – the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and Kirstjan Järvi return to St. Petersburg. Already in 2010 the ensemble played at Marinsky Theatre at the Stars of the White Nights Festival and performed its first open-air concert at Mikhailovsky Garden. “Baltic Voyage" is a programme of twelve music pieces by twelve composers from the entire Baltic Sea region which takes the audience to discover the unique sound of the Baltic Sea. Russian composers such as Mussorgsky and Shostakovich belong to the programme as well as Sibelius from Finland or Grieg from Norway. Contemporary composers such as Gediminas Gelgotas from Lithuania will also be heard.