ESOF '17

European Student Orchestra Festival

April 5th – April 9th 2017

After the huge success of the 2015 edition of the European Student Orchestra Festival, a new edition in Leuven, Belgium had to be organized. Two new members were added to the ESOF-Team to prepare for a bigger edition with the same quality. The festival entailed an extra day, which allowed more orchestras to participate. Home base remained Leuven and the University Symphony Orchestra of the KU Leuven was proud to be the host again.


Wednesday 5th of April 2017

20h00 Opening Concert

Festive opening of the European Student Orchestra Festival 2017

Speech of the Chairman

20h30 University Symphony Orchestra Leuven

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien, op. 45

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony no. 5

Thursday 6th of April 2017

19h30 UCD Symphony Orchestra Dublin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

20h30 Tallinna Ulikool Sumfoonia-Orkester

Jüri-Ruut Kangur – Quadratum esofesta, world premiere

Anti Marguste – Symphonic Runes 2nd movement, op. 36

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet (overture-fantasia)

Aleksandr Borodin – The Polovtsian Dances from opera “Prince Igor”

21h30 Akademisches Orchester Freiburg

Jean Sibelius – Finlandia

Edward Elgar – Enigma-Variationen

Friday 7th of April 2017

19h30 Universitets Symfoniorkester Copenhagen

Stanisław Moniuszko – Bajka

Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759

20h30 Universitats Orchester Leipzig

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

21h30 Orchestre Universitaire Strasbourg

Gioacchino Rossini/ Ottorino Respighi – The Fantastic Toyshop

Hector Berlioz – The overture of Les Francs Juges

Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse macabre

Saturday 8th of April 2017

19h30 Junges Sinfonieorchester Munster

Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 97

20h30 Sweelinckorkest Amsterdam

Richard Wagner – Overture ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’

Robert Schumann – Symphony no. 3 in E – flat major, op. 97

21h30 European Student Orchestra


Participating Orchestras



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