You might have heard about this “little” event we like to call “The George Enescu Festival”. It is one of the most well-known and acclaimed events in the world. Fans of classical music get the chance to enjoy the works of our world’s most famous composers. Travelers from around the globe are visiting Romania in fall to witness these magical performances. Again, something we can be proud of.
Now, the organizers of the event are announcing the line-up one year and a half in advance; it’s that big. With over 35 performances announced, the 2017 edition will be the biggest one yet. There will be over 60 concerts, where the music from the 20th century represents a percentage of 60%.
Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming event:
– The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
– Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit.
– Philharmonia, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Cristian Mandeal.
– La Scala Milano Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
– Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
– The Santa Cecilia National Academy of Rome Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Pappano).
– Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, conducted by Daniele Gatti.
– The München Philharmonic, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
– The Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mihail Pletnev and Horia Andreescu.
Other celebrities join in as well, such as: the well known pianist Lang Lang, Jonas Kaufmann, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Anne Sophie Mutter, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Hampson , and many many more.
And soon, our Romanian performers will be officially announced.
Is that enough? Of course not. Something new that will be happening is the Workshop of the 21st century music; on the course of 8 days, 36 pieces will be performed, belonging to some names that might be less familiar to us, such as: George Benjamin, Nimord Borenstein, Detlef Glanert or Sven Helbig. At the same time, meetings will be organized with 22 composers, from the likes of Adrian Iorgulescu and Cornel Ţăranu, to Dan Dediu and Mihaela Vosganian, from Sir James MacMillan and Jorg Widman all the way to Zygmund Krauze and Rodion Shchedrin.
We will keep you posted, and make sure that you won’t forget about this marvelous event. It is a once in a lifetime experience.