The Styriarte Youth Orchestra Styriarte Youth Orchestra and Mei-Ann Chen dirigiert Mei-Ann Chen light a fire with Beethoven’s heroic 3rd Symphony. Choreographed by Adrian Schvarzstein in der Produktion Il Ciarlatano Adrian Schvarzstein & Jūratė Širvytė.


What to expect

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 "Eroica"

Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction

Styriarte Youth Orchestra


A symphony orchestra of highly qualified and enthusiastic young musicians: that's what Andrés Orozco-Estrada wanted from the Styriarte in 2021 - and that's what he got. Mei-Ann Chen is now taking this orchestra under her wing for the third year. The members of the Styriarte Youth Orchestra come from many different countries around the world and work on their programme in an orchestra camp lasting just under a week.

Mei-Ann Chen


Born in Taiwan, Mei-Ann Chen has lived in the US since 1989 and holds a doctorate in music (conducting) and a master’s degree in violin performance. One of America’s most promising young conductors, she was the first woman to win the Malko International Conductors Competition and has been appointed chief conductor of Recreation Graz beginning fall 2021.

Adrian Schvarzstein


Wherever this man appears, he guarantees to surprise us. Adrian Schvarzstein, born in Buenos Aires in 1967, is not only an actor and clown of international renown, but with his directing works inspired by commedia dell'arte, street art and circus, he turns every musical theatre piece into an adventure for audience and artists alike.

Jūratė Širvytė-Rukštelė


The dancer, choreographer and director from Lithuania specialises in historical dance and theatre. In Styriarte productions, she particularly inspires with her stagings of operas and youth projects in collaboration with Adrian Schvarzstein.


orchestral happening with young people

This is no symphonic concert for sitting still in your seat: Mei-Ann Chen conducts Beethoven‘s “Eroica“ as an orchestral happening with young people, stage-managed by Adrian Schvarzstein and Jūratė Širvytė. What is so heroic about Beethoven’s music that it still grips us in the same way it did when we first heard it? And does this have anything to do with the heroes of today? And how will the Styriarte Youth Orchestra deal with one of the most famous musical scores of all time? The answers to these questions are to be had in the Helmut List Halle on July 14. And it is no coincidence that this is the day the French Revolution broke out.

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