The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 and now gives up to 70 concerts annually worldwide. Promoting European music with its support and training of young musicians, it plays repertoire from the 17th to 21st centuries, commissioning new works each year from young composers.
The European Union Chamber Orchestra is an orchestra with the spirit of a string quartet - a crack team of superb young players, united by the sheer joy of making music together. You can hear it in every note, with critics raving over their "warmth of sound, the elegance of phrasing and the razor-sharp focus of their ensemble". In this concert, they bring all their signature verve to a truly passionate programme. Faure's moonlit Nocturne, and one of Haydn's darkest, most heartfelt symphonies prepare the way for warmth, wit and unchained melody of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings - Russian music at its most relaxed and elegant.