A campaign has been launched to save the European Union Youth Orchestra from closure.
https://t.co/v4qtUfwNPg European Union Youth Orchestra to Close Due to Funding Cuts [PLEASE SHARE]
EUYOtweets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EUYO?src=hash">#EUYO</a> <a href="https://t.co/ozbU3CQPRG">pic.twitter.com/ozbU3CQPRG</a></p>— The Violin Channel (violinchannel) May 12, 2016
The EUYO is celebrating its fortieth year and was founded following a resolution of the European Parliament. But it is faced with closure in September due to a lack of funding from the European Union. It is seen as a cultural ambassador for the EU. It includes players from all 28 EU member states.
A sense of shock allied to a strong determination to save the orchestra has been evident on social media from many well known media outlets.
40 years after being founded by Claudio Abbado, the European Union Youth Orchestra will close due to lack of funds https://t.co/aOAEWRe51r— Classic FM (@ClassicFM) May 12, 2016
EUYO (@EUYOtweets) 12 de mayo de 2016
In 2011 the Orchestra played to a packed Sava Centar in Belgrade.