Summit 2022: Youth forges friendship

It’s an international summit of the arts: Together with guest musicians from the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, the German National Youth Ballet and the National Youth Orchestra of Germany will perform on stages in Germany and France. Music and dance open up worlds, build bridges and make it possible to experience Europe as a diverse, cohesive cultural area – in keeping with the guiding principle “Youth forges friendship – La jeunesse forge l’amitié”. The event is under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, Dr Ursula von der Leyen.



Maurice Ravel: „La Valse“ – Poème chorégraphique for orchestra

Richard Strauss: „Der Bürger als Edelmann“ - Orchestral Suite op. 60, No. 3a
Choreography: John Neumeier

Richard Strauss: „Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche“ op. 28

Maurice Ravel: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A Minor, arranged for orchestra by Yan Pascal Tortelier
Choreography: Bundesjugendballett


National Youth Ballet of Germany

National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Members of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes


Artistic Team:

John Neumeier (Choreography)

Kevin Haigen (Artistic and Pedagogical Direction Ballet)

Alexander Shelley (Conductor)


12 January: Ludwigshafen – Feierabendhaus der BASF 

13 January: Ludwigshafen – Feierabendhaus der BASF

16 January: Dortmund – Konzerthaus (without ballet)

16 January: Essen – Philharmonie

17 January: Berlin – Philharmonie

19 January: Lille ­(FR) – Le Nouveau Siècle

20 January: Paris (FR) ­– La Seine Musicale

22 January: Hamburg – Staatsoper

Berlin Philharmoniker Bundesministerium Wdr3 Daimler DOV GVL Freude.