EUYO Europe Day Concert: “Time to deliver: What can the Arts do to help Europe’s Recovery?”

A Europe Day Concert to celebrate the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU

Sunday 9 May 2021, 11.00 CET

The European Union Youth Orchestra celebrates Europe Day 2021 and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union with a special online performance on 9 May 2021, marking the 71st anniversary of the historic Schumann declaration. Taking the Portuguese Presidency theme “Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery” as our inspiration, we present the Europe Day concert 2021: Time to deliver: What can the Arts do to help Europe’s Recovery?”.

Six young Portuguese EUYO members and alumni based in Portugal and in last year’s Presidency country, Germany, contribute not only with a performance of Beethoven’s youthful Serenade Op. 8, but also with their thoughts about Europe, Portugal and the role of music in helping society. The event was filmed, thanks to the help of the EUYO’s partner Europa Nostrain two of Europe’s most culturally significant palaces: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palácio Nacional de Mafra in Portugal, and the Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam, Germany.

The Europe Day concert premieres on Sunday 9 May 2021, 11.00 CET on the EUYO YouTube channel, website and social media, and will be available on the official websites of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, as well as on the website of EUYO’s Broadcast Partner, Italy’s Rai Radio3, and distributed via the social media platforms of the Representations of the European Commission in Portugal and in Germany, and the European Union Delegations to Egypt and to the United Nations in New York.



Ludwig van Beethoven Serenade in D major, Op. 8

Carlos Paredes Verdes Anos (arr. J. Teixeira)

Alejandro Erlich Oliva Miniatura instrumental “Que linda falua”


In Portugal In Germany
Violin David Seixas Violin Mariana Espada Lopes
Viola Pedro Marques Viola Miguel Erlich
Cello Raquel Reis Cello António Novais