Washington Performing Arts Society is presenting the European Union Youth Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on Sunday afternoon April 15. On its first American tour in 20 years, the orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Vladimir Ashkenazy. Maestro Ashkenazy spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about musicmaking, the inspiration of young musicians, and his first visit to Washington DC.
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