Euroradio Summer Festivals

Théâtre antique in Orange, one of the venues of the Euroradio Summer Festivals

For more than a quarter of a century, the Euroradio Summer Festivals have remained true to their goal of providing radio audiences with a selection of the best classical music. Many symphony concerts, operas and chamber music from European festivals, both prestigious and lesser-known, are broadcast live.

Given the numerous challenges to artistic programming and performances still posed by the pandemic, this year's offering is surprisingly rich. From Helsinki to Granada, 28 organizations are offering 240 concerts from 77 Festivals. In addition to such perennial and eagerly awaited favourites as the BBC Proms, Salzburg, Lucerne and Bayreuth, Members' contributions include:

  • A dialogue between Eastern and Western music from the Alhambra in Granada for Jordi Savall's 80th birthday
  • Susanna Mälkki conducting the premiere of Kaija Saariaho's opera Innocence in Aix-en-Provence
  • Philippe Jordan's farewell concert from the Paris Opera
  • A rare performance of music history's first opera, Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo, from Utrecht.

Take a look at all our 2021 Euroradio Summer Festivals offers.

For a detailed discussion of this year's summer season, watch Summer Festivals Inside Out, our dedicated Music and Radio 60-minute Session held online on 3 June, featuring Franziska Hölscher (Mettlach Chamber Music Days), Martin Engström (Verbier Festival), Pierre Bleuse (Pablo Casals Festival Prades) and David Pickard (BBC Proms) in a panel discussion moderated by Paul Herriott (RTÉ).

You can also watch the video messages from Elisabeth Sobotka (Artistic Director of the Bregenz Festival), Martin Engström (Founder and Director of the Verbier Festival) and David Pickard (BBC Proms Director), all celebrating their collaboration with Member radio organizations and the EBU.




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Mireia Pacareu Fauquier
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Classical Music
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