In a time when cultural treasures are threatened and deliberately destroyed in conflict zones, the EU Commission considered that the cultural heritage deserved a European year in 2018. The European Cultural Heritage will focus on Europe's wealth and diversity of cultural heritage and on cultural heritage as an important source of a common sense of identity. On the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage in 2018, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra plays mini-concerts throughout the region. The concerts are free and have a duration of 20-30 minutes. The program for each concert will vary and will be advertised at the venue.