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Campaign launched to save European Youth Orchestra from closure due to funding cut

Campaign launched to save European Youth Orchestra from closure due to funding cut
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A campaign has been launched to save the European Union Youth Orchestra from closure. https://t.co/v4qtUfwNPg European Union Youth Orchestra to

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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>&mdash; 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 change in how the orchestra is funded dating back to 2014 has resulted in the imminent closure.

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

#EuropeanUnion Youth #Orchestra to cease operations from 1 September 2016 https://t.co/BqfUE7J5cZ

— EUYO (@EUYOtweets) 12 de mayo de 2016

In 2011 the Orchestra played to a packed Sava Centar in Belgrade.

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