Opening Ceremony of the American Institute of Musical Studies 2015

Deputy Chief of Mission Eugene Young attended the opening ceremony of the 45th American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) program in Graz. In his remarks he pointed out the high value of this summer program as it promotes cultural exchange and mutual understanding. The AIMS Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Kalajdžić, and the AIMS singers, led by Darryl Cooper, presented compositions by Bernstein, Ravel, Ward, Seydler and Prokofjev, as well as the Austrian and U.S. national anthem.