With easing of lockdown cultural Europe is gradually resuming its activities. On June 21, the traditional Music Festival will be celebrated in certain streets and concert halls, but mostly online. To enjoy this to the full the Foundation brings you a selection of events, in all styles of music, to follow.


Pan-European Concert

At the initiative of the European Music Day association, a 4-hour concert will be broadcast online from Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Krakow, Istanbul, Manchester, Milan, Ljubljana, Lisbon, Prague and Skopje.

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Festa della musica Roma

In Rome, residents are invited to celebrate the music festival by playing and singing from their windows and balconies, and sharing their live performances on social networks with #FDMRoma2020.

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Jean-Michel Jarre in virtual reality

Jean-Michel Jarre is giving a concert on June 21 at 9:15 pm which can be seen and listened to online and also via virtual reality equipment. The composer will conduct the concert using an avatar and chat with students gathered at the Palais Royal.

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France Inter at the Olympia

France Inter is devoting, as it does every June 21, its antenna to concerts held at the legendary Olympia concert hall. The public will be absent this year. Louise Attaque, Pomme, Philippe Katerine and Etienne de Crécy, among others, will succeed one another on stage.

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Make Music Day

Make Music Day UK, the UK’s counterpart of Music Day, lists the events that will take place online: concerts, dance and singing workshops, DJ sets, as well as the presentation of the ''Rebels with a cause'' project, a collaborative short film made by filmmakers and musicians from Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Belgium, Slovakia, Greece and the UK.

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Belgian DJ sets

The Belgian public web radio Jam will be broadcasting non-stop, from the morning of 20 to midnight June 21, DJ sets signed by some of Belgium’s artists.

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Music in Lombardy

The town of Romano di Lombardia is offering online concerts all day on June 21 on its Facebook page and is inviting residents to post their videos.

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Live Concerts in Slovenia

In Slovenia, the music festival will take place partly physically, in compliance with health regulations. Classical, rock, pop, jazz, hip hop and urban electronic music concerts will be held in 9 cities: Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Nova Gorica, Kranj, Ptuj, Murska Sobota, Zelezniki and Piran.

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Music at home in Berlin

Music Day is reinventing itself in the German capital, with concerts given from balconies, online performances and a music newsletter compiling the songs written during lockdown.

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Milan connects back up with music

The Teatro Dal Verme in Milan resumed performances on June 15 for a mini-season of music until July 12. On June 21, it will be giving a concert in Casalpusterlengo, one of the towns in Lombardy most affected by the pandemic.

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Trieste on stage

The Teatro Verdi of Trieste is opening its doors again from June 21 for a limited number of spectators. The reopening concert will feature works by Verdi, Puccini and Vivaldi. 12 more concerts are planned until August 7.

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Strauss and Schubert in Vienna

The Vienna Philharmonic concert with Franz Welser-Möst will be broadcast on June 21 on ORF III. On the programme, Franz Schubert's Symphony No.3 in D major and four symphonic interludes from Richard Strauss' opera Intermezzo.

View the article about Symphony No.3 | View the article about Intermezzo

Waldbühne online

The Berlin Philharmonic is unable to hold concerts in the Walbühne open-air venue this year. But on June 20, at 8:15 pm and June 21 at 1 pm, it is proposing on its site the rerun of old concerts, commented by members of the orchestra.

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All of Beethoven

Arte had planned to broadcast Beethoven's 9 symphonies live from 9 European cities, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the current health context, the channel has chosen to broadcast documentaries and the 9th symphony from the Victoria Hall in Geneva on June 21 from 3.20 pm. It also offers, on a dedicated page of its website, a complete catalogue of Beethoven's works, available throughout the year.

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Summer Gala at the Opera Vision

The Opera Vision platform broadcasts its summer gala on June 21. The programme includes recitals by renowned artists from Amsterdam, Berlin, Glyndebourne, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Stockholm and Warsaw.

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Radio Classique Listeners’ Choice

At 8pm on June 21, Radio Classique will broadcast an evening of music comprising the works that listeners have chosen via a vote on the radio channel's site over the past few days.

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Spain on stage

The Spanish National Institute of Performing Arts and Music is offering a day of online concerts on 20 June, performed from Madrid's National Auditorium. The programme includes the participation of several Spanish orchestras, as well as theatre and ballet.

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Royal Concert in Warsaw

The Royal Castle of Warsaw will offer a concert in the Great Hall on June 21 from 12 to 3pm. The musicians will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and Claude Debussy. From 10am to 8pm, the public will be able to play in the gardens of the castle.

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Philharmonic of Szczecin

On June 20, the Szczecin Philharmonic is organising a concert in the city's hospitals to thank health professionals for their dedication during the crisis. On June 21, it will close the season with an online concert at 7pm.

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Guitar in Tallinn

The Tallinn Guitar Festival, which cannot take place, will maintain the final phase of its international competition, which will be broadcast on its Facebook page on June 20 and 21.

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Jazz on the Baltic

Postponed due to the pandemic, the Jazz Baltica festival is organising 2 days of concerts without an audience, on June 20 and 21, broadcast live on the ZDF Kultur channel and on the festival's YouTube channel.

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Hellfest Retrospective

Cancelled this year, the metal festival Hellfest is offering 45 concerts from previous editions and online documentaries until June 21, in partnership with Arte concert.

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The Europavox pop-rock festival will be taking place online, on June 25 from 6pm, at the time when it should have started in Clermont-Ferrand. The evening, consisting of concerts in new venues and interviews with musicians, will be a journey between the European scene and the regional scene in Auvergne.

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