Hard back from the plenary session, the President, Staffan Nilsson, and I attended a concert organised by the EESC’s staff committee. The concert was performed by Dusika, a youth symphony orchestra from Copenhagen. All of the musicians were amateurs and most were between the ages of 13 and 25 years. Dusika gives about eight concerts per year, with some abroad. Two of the orchestra members had studied at the European School in Brussels (Uccle), hence the Belgian┬átrip. Under the baton of Christian Schmiedescamp, the orchestra played Carl Nielsen, Georges Hue and Pyotr Tchaikovsky – the perfect musical antidote to a long and dense plenary session!