Throughout four days in May, we wish to affect and contribute to strengthen the non-professional European Orchestra societies. For the first time, Norway is hosting the European Orchestra Festival and 25 orchestras will be visiting Bergen in May for concerts and workshops. Our mission is to create an arena where every single musician, the audience and the community will be encouraged by music, workshops and concerts.

The European Orchestra Festival in Bergen shall contribute to building important relations and networks. Together we are developing the community of musicians, leaders, volunteers, staff, partners and the greater society we are a part of; a local community, a region, a nation and a continent.

With young people as active participants, The European Orchestra Festival in Bergen will be the most important event in Europe this year for non-professional orchestras.