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Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) 2019 Europe Tour

Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary: June 12-19, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) will make a seven day, four concert tour to Europe this spring with COYO Music Director Vinay Parameswaran, who also serves as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. The ensemble will perform a program featuring Brahms, Bartók, and Adams in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary from June 12-19, 2019. These performances mark the third international tour in COYO’s 33-year history.

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will join COYO on tour in Austria, coaching the ensemble in Linz and conducting Brahms’s Tragic Overture on June 12 at the Abbey of St. Florian.

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Tour Diaries

Tour Diary #1
June 12, 2019

On Monday, June 10 we said bon voyage to the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO), which embarked with COYO Music Director Vinay Parameswaran on its third international tour in its 33-year history.

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Tour Diary #2
June 20, 2019

COYO arrived in Munich, Germany on Tuesday, June 11 and began their brief journey to Linz, Austria. Along the way, they stopped in Passau, Germany for some sightseeing — known as the “City of Three Rivers” because of its location at the merging of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers.

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Tour Diary #3
June 27, 2019

This is the third and final COYO European Tour update, which includes behind-the-scenes videos, photos, and tour news. In the last update, COYO’s performance at the Abbey of Saint Florian in Austria was highlighted. Take a look at new video footage of rehearsals and the performance in this beautiful venue!

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Tour Send-Off Community Concert

June 7, 2019
Severance Hall, Cleveland
Free and open to the public

Tour Schedule*

June 12, 2019
Sankt Florian, Austria
Abbey of St. Florian

June 15, 2019
Vienna, Austria
Golden Hall, Musikverein

June 16, 2019
Bratislava, Slovakia
Reduta Bratislava Concert Hall

June 19, 2019
Budapest, Hungary
MOM Cultural Centre

*Full concert and masterclass details available in the press release referenced above.


The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Educational and Cultural Exchange with Anton Bruckner Private University is supported by long-term partner voestalpine AG, a group based in Linz, Austria.

voestapline AG

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra tour is made possible in part through the generosity of the Vinney Family. In 2011, the Jules and Ruth Vinney Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Touring Fund was established to help cover costs of Youth Orchestra touring and to provide scholarships to eligible Youth Orchestra members. An endowment gift from the Jules and Ruth Vinney Philanthropic Fund, advised by their children Les Vinney, Margo Vinney, and Karen Jacobs, established this generous Touring Fund, which will provide perpetual support toward the Youth Orchestra’s ongoing touring program.

Major operating support for the Youth Orchestra is generously provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. Endowment support is provided by The George Gund Foundation and Christine Gitlin Miles