During the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) meets Europe tour, in each country the orchestra perform one opening work side by side with a local youth orchestra. The concept and the project is called "RCO MEETS EUROPE - SIDE BY SIDE". In Slovenia, Ljubljana International Orchestra was invited to play with one of the very best orchestras in the world. Not only 31 musicians were selected to play in Cankarjev dom, but also chief conductor Daniele Gatti was so impressed after sectional rehearsals of LIO, that he did a special rehearsal with all our members in Gallus Hall. This gesture was an absolute gift and unexpected added value to the overall cooperation. To all members of LIO this was an exceptional moment, a lifetime moment.
Photo: Dejan Mijović