Join Festivals for Compassion

04 Jun 2020

With Festivals for Compassion, festivals around Europe express their solidarity with everyone who has been affected in any way by Corona. They do so by presenting a new solo composition by composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

Festivals For Compassion

On 20 June the piece will premiere during the Dutch festivals Holland Festival, Wonderfeel and Festival Classique with live broadcasts on the Dutch NPO Radio 4. The eight Festivals of Flanders (BE) and Radio Klara will take over the next day. After this, like a relay race of compassion, the work will begin its journey through Europe traveling from festival to festival, and will be shared online.

In the meantime, more than 30 festivals have joined and we hope you will join as well. Each festival selects their own artist and instrument and share their video recording online. The score can be downloaded free of charge from from 8 June. The relay race of compassion will be visible on this website as well as on social media of the various festivals. Participating festivals decide for themselves when they want to share their version of Tsoupaki's composition online in the coming months. Join and sign up via the website (now available in seven languages): you will find more information plus the application form.