European leaders will come together in
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The EUROVISION [http://www.eurovision.net ]-led coproduction is set to take place two days after EU heads of State and government attend a special commemoration ceremony in Ypres,
Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on Sunday,
A century on, the concert casts a spotlight on the incredible transformation
The concert conducted by Franz Welser-MÖst will feature music by composers from
"We have created a musical programme with strong connections to the historical events of 1914-1918, to invite the audience remember this era-defining conflict," said Clemens Hellsberg, President of the VPO.
The EUROVISION-led production is the centrepiece to a series of themed projects offered by PSM to mark the events of 1914-1918 and their continued relevance to contemporary European society.
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"This flagship project is at the heart of our public service mission - a moment for Europeans to pause and reflect on the ongoing relevance of the First World War," said EBU Director General
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Its mission is to safeguard the role of PSM and to promote its indispensable contribution to society. It is the point of reference for industry expertise and a centre for European media knowledge and innovation.
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EUROVISION is the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content.
EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music, professional networking, and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio.
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Additional resources (pictures and press kits) can be downloaded from the EBU website: http://www.eurovision.com/files/live/sites/ebu/files/Centenary%20Concert%20Press%20Kit.zip [http://www.eurovision.com/files/live/sites/ebu/files/Centenary Concert Press Kit.zip ]
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