What to visit in Romania – George Enescu Festival 2017

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What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival Schedule Revealed

The wait is over. We got hold of the official concert schedule for the George Enescu Festival 2017. Fans of classical music rejoice. This is the moment you have been waiting for.

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 visit Romania in fall to witness these magical performances. Again, something we can be proud of, also for romanian travelers.

Now, the organizers of the romanian 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 classical concerts, where the classical music from the 20th century represents a percentage of 60%.

George Enescu Romanian Festival should be on anybody's list of what to visit in romania.

Get ready to scroll down for the complete schedule of the romanian festival:

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

SATURDAY - September 2 (2017)
19.30 - GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
CHOIR OF THE GEORGE ENESCU PHILHARMONIC
ROMANIAN RADIO CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Conductor: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
Conductor of the Choir: ION IOSIF PRUNNER
Conductor of the Children’s Choir: VOICU POPESCU
Program: Enescu – „Oedipe“
Soloists:
Oedipe – TEDDY TAHU RHODES (baritone)
Tiresias – Sir WILLARD WHITE (baritone)
Creon – CHRISTOPHER PURVES (baritone)
The Shephard – GRAHAM CLARK (tenor)
High Priest – MIKHAIL SCHELOMIANSKY (bass)
Phorbas – HENRY WADDINGTON (bass)
Watchman / Old man – ALBERT DOHMEN (bass)
Theseu - BORIS PINKHASOVICH (baritone)
Laios – MARIUS VLAD BUDOIU (tenor)
Iocasta – RUXANDRA DONOSE (mezzosoprano)
Sphinx – ILDIKÓ KOMLÓSI (mezzosoprano)
Antigona – GABRIELA IŞTOC (soprano)
Meropa – FELICITY PALMER (contraalto)
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

EUROPA GALANTE
Conductor: FABIO BIONDI
Soloists: VIVICA GENAUX (mezzosoprano)
Program:
A.Vivaldi – Farewells – History of and end (1738 – 1741)
Last successes in Venice
Sinfonia from "Griselda"
Aria "Vorrei dirti il mio dolore" from Rosmira (1738)
Aria "Un certo fgreddo orrore" from Feraspe (1738)
Violin concerto Bflat "per la signora Chiara" (1739) RV 372
Departure from Venise
Concerto for strings in G major RV 149 "l coro dell Muse"
Concerto per viola d’amore e liuto RV 540 ( 1740 )
In Vienna
Aria "Sarebbe un bel diletto"from “l’Oracolo in Messenia” (1742)
Aria "Sposa, non mi conosci?" from “l’Oracolo in Messenia” (1742)
Violin concert in b minor RV 390
Last music sailed by Vivaldi to conte Vinciguerra Collalto – June 1741 )
De profundis
Sonata al santo sepolcro in E flat EV 130

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SUNDAY - September 3 (2017)
11.00 - SMALL PALACE HALL
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

RALUCA STIRBĂȚ
Program:
Berg – Sonata op. 1 (1910)
Jora – "Joujoux pour Ma Dame" (Cinq Pièces pour Piano op. 7, 1925)
Ravel – "Gaspard de la nuit" (Trois Poèmes pour Piano d'après Aloysius Bertrand, 1908)
Enescu – “Sonatensatz” in f sharp minor (1912)
Enescu – Sonata no. 3 in D major op.24
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

ACADEMY OF SAINT MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Conductor and soloist: JOSHUA BELL–violin
Program:
Bruch –Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1 in G minor op. 26
Beethoven – Symphony no. 5 in C minor op. 67
19.30 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
Soloist: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF – violin
Program:
Wagner –Prelude to "Tristan und Isolde" - Act 3
Berg – Violin Concerto
Shostakovich – Symphony no. 11 in G minor op. 103 “The Year 1905”
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Conductor: ANDREA MARCON
Soloist: MAGDALENA KOŽENÁ (mezzosoprano)
Program: G.F. HANDEL
Concerto grosso in B flat major op. 3, n. 2, HWV 313
Aria from "Verdi prati" (Alcina)
Aria from "Ogni vento"(Agrippina)
Concerto Grosso in G major op. 6 n. 1 HWV 319
Aria from "Cara speme" (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
Ouverture from “Ariodante”, HWV 33
Aria from "Se pietà di me non senti" (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
Aria from "L’angue offeso"(Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6, n.4, HWV 322
Aria from "Pensieri, voi mi tormentate" (Agrippina)
Aria from "Dopo notte" (Ariodante)

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

MONDAY - September 4 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

LONDON PHILHARMONIC PLAYERS
Program:
Enescu – Octet for Strings in C major op. 7
Mendelssohn – String Octet in E-flat major op.20
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
RADIO ACADEMIC CHOIR
Conductor: MICHAIL PLETNEV
Conductor of the choir: CIPRIAN ȚUȚU
Soloist: NIKOLAI LUGANSKY– piano
Program:
Enescu – "Isis" Poem (1923, posthumously completed by Pascal Bentoiu)
Prokofiev – Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 in C majorop.26
Prokofiev – Symphony no. 6 in E-flat minor op. 111

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

TUESDAY - September 5 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

LANG LANG– piano
Program:
Albeniz – from "Suite Española" op. 47: Granada (Serenada), Cataluna (Courante), Sevilla (Sevillanas), Cadiz (Saeta), Asturias (Leyenda), Cuba (Notturno)
Debussy – « Ballade »
Granados – from “Goyescas” op. 11 (El fandango de candil, Quejas, la Maja y el ruisenor)
Liszt – Piano sonata in B minor S 178
LANG LANG– piano
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Conductor: HORIA ANDREESCU
Soloist: VADIM REPIN – violin
Program:
Ginastera – "Estancia" Suite – Four dances op. 8a
Enescu – "Aria and Scherzo" for violin and orchestra
James Mac Millan – Concerto for violin and orchestra ( first Romanian audition )
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no.5 in E minor op. 64

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

WEDNESDAY - September 6 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK
Soloist: NIKOLAI ZNAIDER – violin
Program:
Brahms – Violin concerto in D major op. 77
Martinů – Symphony no. 4 H 305
20.00 –GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ROMANIAN NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Conductor: DOMINGO HINDOYAN
Beethoven –Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 1 in C major op 15
Soloist: SERGIO TIEMPO – piano
Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 in D minor op. 125
Soloists:
ANNA SAMUIL (soprano)
ROXANA CONSTANTINESCU (mezzosoprano)
TEODOR ILINCĂI (tenor)
DANIEL BOAZ (baritone)

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THURSDAY - September 7 (2017)
17.00 –ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: JIŘÍ BĚLOHLÁVEK
Soloist: VALENTIN RĂDUȚIU – cello (Laureate of the "George Enescu" International Competition, 2011 edition)
Program:
Enescu – Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major op. 27 "Villageoise"
Shostakovich – Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 1 in E flat Major op. 107
Dvořák – Simfonia no. 8 în G Major op. 88
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor: MANFRED HONECK
Soloist: MATHIAS GOERNE (baritone)
Program:
Mahler – "Knaben Wunderhorn"
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 6 in b minor op. 74 “ Patetique”
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

CONCERTO KÖLN & GIULIANO CARMIGNOLA
Soloist and Conductor: GIULIANO CARMIGNOLA
Program:
Avison – Concerto V in d-Moll no. 5 from "12 Concertos in Seven Parts" after Cembalosonaten by Domenico Scarlatti
Battista Sammartini – Symphonyin A-Dur
Felice Dall’Abaco – Concerto in d-moll op. 2 no. 1 from "Concerti à quatro da chiesa" (c1712)
Avison – Concerto VI D-Dur no. 5 from "12 Concertos in Seven Parts" after Cembalosonaten by Domenico Scarlatti
Vivaldi: Concerto "The Spring" in E-Dur op. 8/1 RV 269 / Concerto "The Summer" in g-Moll op. 8/2 RV 315
Concerto "The Autumn" in F-Dur op. 8/3 RV 293/ Concerto "The Winter" in f-Moll op. 8/4 RV 297

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

FRIDAY - September 8 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

ARPEGGIATA Ensebmle
Conductor and Theorbo - CHRISTINA PLUHAR
Program:
“Händel Goes Wild”, „Sinfonia” / „Pena tiranna” / „Where’er you walk” / „Concerto in g-moll (RV 157)” / „Tu del ciel ministro eletto”/ „Verdi prati”/”Io t’abbraccio” (Duo of Rodelinda end Bertarido, from "Rodelinda") / „Sinfonia” / „O sleep, why thost thou leave me” / „Cara sposa” / „Caro/cara, tu mi accendi nel mio core”/ „Improvisation – Canario” / „Mi lusinga il dolce affetto” / „Piangero la sorte mia”
Soloists:
PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY (contratenor)
NURIA RIAL (soprano)
GIANLUIGI TROVESI (clarinette)
DORON SHERWIN (cornetto)
VERONIKA SKUPLIK (baroque violin)
JUDITH STEENBRINK (baroque violin)
RODNEY PRADA (viola da gamba)
JOSETXU OBREGON (baroque cello)
EERO PALVIAINEN (baroque guitare & lute)
HARU KITAMIKA (organ positiv, harpsichord)
DAVID MAYORAL (percussion)
FRANCESCO TURRISI (piano)
BORIS SCHMIDT (double basse)
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor: MANFRED HONECK
Soloist: ANNE SOPHIE MUTTER – violin
Program:
Enescu – Concert overture « sur des Thèmes dans le Caractère Populaire Roumain » op. 32 in A major
Dvořák – Concerto for violin and orchestra in a minor op. 53
Mahler - Symphony no. 1 in D major
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHTCONCERTS SERIES”

LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE
Conductor: MARK MINKOWSKI
Program:Mozart – "Cosi fan tutte"
Soloists:
Fiordiligi– ANA MARIA LABIN (soprano)
Dorabella – SERENA MALFI (mezzosoprano)
Guglielmo – ROBERT GLEADOW (baritone)
Ferrando – ANICIO ZORZI (tenor)
Don Alfonso – JEAN SÉBASTIEN BOU (baritone)
Despina –GIULIA SEMENZATO (soprano)

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

SATURDAY - September 9 (2017)
11.00 –SMALL PALACE HALL
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

ARC Ensemble
Program:
Elgar – Piano Quintet in a minor op. 84
Fitelberg – Quartet no. 2 (1931)
Enescu – Piano Quartet no. 1 in D major op. 16
16.30 –ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE LAUSANNE
Conductor: JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN
Soloists:
MIHAI RITIVOIU – piano (Laureate of the George Enescu International Competition, 2011 edition)
TINE THING HELSETH – trumpet
Program:
H. Von Biber – “Battaglia à 10” in D majorC61
Shostakovich – Concerto no.1 for piano, trumpet and orchestra in B flat minorop. 23
Beethoven – Symphony no. 3 in mi bemol major op. 55 "Eroica"
19.30 –GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES ”

MÜNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER
Conductor: VALERY GERGIEV
Soloist: DANIIL TRIFONOV – piano
Program:
Ravel – “Pavane pour une infant defunte”
Rachmaninov – Concerto for piano and orchestra no. in G minor op. 40
Bruckner – Symphony no. 4 in E flat major “Romantic” ( WAB 104 )
22.30 –ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

CAMERATA SALZBURG
Conductor: TIBERIU SOARE
Soloists:
VINICIU MOROIANU – piano (Member of the jury of the George Enescu International Competition 2016 and laureate of George Enescu International Competition, 1991 edition)
NN (Winner of the George Enescu International Competition 2016, piano section)
Program:
Mozart – Overture to "La Clemenza di Tito" KV 621
Lipatti – Sinfonia concertante for two pianos and string orchestra op. 5
Dediu – Symphony no. 3 op. 61 "Capriccio Classico"

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SUNDAY - September 10 (2017)
11.00 – SMALL PALACE HALL
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

Program:
Works commissioned by Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Schoenberg – String Quartet no. 3
Enescu – String Quartet no. 2 in G major
Bartók – String Quartet no. 5 Sz. 102
16.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE LAUSANNE
Conductor: JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN
Soloist: BORIS BROVTSYN – violin
Program:
Enescu – Chamber Symphony for 12 solo instruments op. 33
Prokofiev – Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 2 in D major op. 19
Mozart – Symphony no. 40 in G minor K 550
19.30 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

MÜNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER
Conductor: VALERY GERGIEV
Soloist: ANDREI IONIȚĂ– cello (Winner of the Tchaikovsky international Cello Competition, 2015)
Program:
Enescu – Symphony no. 1 in E flat major op. 13
Saint-Saëns : Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 1 in A minor op.33
Rimski-Korsakov – Symphonic Suite op. 35 "Sheherazade"
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

CAMERATA SALZBURG
Conductor and Soloist: PINCHAS ZUKERMAN
Program:
Enescu – Balada for violin and orchestra
Schubert – Symphonyno. 5 in B-flat major D 485
Mozart – Concerto for violin and orchestra no.5 in A major KV 219 "Turkish"

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

MONDAY - September 11 (2017)
19.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

GAUTIER CAPUÇON –cello FRANK BRALEY – piano
Program:
Enescu – Sonata for cello and piano no. 1 in f minor op. 26
Debussy – Sonata for cello and piano in e minor
Beethoven – Sonata for cello and piano no. 5 op. 102 no. 2
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC LONDON
Conductor : CHARLES DUTOIT
Soloist: FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN – violin
Program:
Beethoven – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61
Ravel – “Pavane pour une infante défunte”
Stravisnky – "Petruska". Ballet burlesque in four scenes: The Shrovetide Fair, Petrushka’s Room, The Moor’s Room,The Srhovetide Fair (Toward Evening)

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

TUESDAY - September 12 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS – violin
KIRIL GERSTEIN – piano
Program:
Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano no. 6 op.30 in A major
Enescu –„Impressions d’enfance” Suite op. 28
Bartok – Sonata for violin and piano no.2 Sz 76
Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano no. 7 op.30 in C minor
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC LONDON
Conductor: CHARLES DUTOIT
Soloist: MARTHA ARGERICH– piano
Program:
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major op. 11
Ravel – Concerto in G major
Debussy – "La Mer" (De l’aube a midi sur la mer, Jeux de Vagues, Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer)
Ravel – “Bolero”

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

WEDNESDAY - September 13 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

RENAUD CAPUÇON – violin JÉRÔME DUCROS – piano
Program:
Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano
Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano in G minor L140
Enescu – Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in Fa minor op. 6
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

RADIO NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
RADIO ACADEMIC CHOIR
Conductor: LAWRENCE FOSTER
Conductor of the Choir: CIPRIAN ȚUȚU
Program: Hintemith – Opera "Mathis der Maler"
Soloists:
Albrecht von Brandenburg, Cardinal Archbishop of Mainz – TORSTEN KERL (tenor)
Countess Helfenstein – STELLA GRIGORIAN (contralto)
HansSchwalb, leader of the peasants – NORBERT ERNST (tenor)
Regina, Schwalb's child daughter – KATERINA TRETYAKOVA (soprano)
Lorenzvon Pommersfelden, Catholic Dean of Mainz Cathedral –MARTIN SNELL (bass)
Riedinger, a rich protestant citizen– FALK STRUCKMANN (bass)
Ursula, Riedinger's daughter – BRIGGITE PINTER (soprano)
Mathis, a painter, in love with Ursula –LESTER LYNCH (baritone)
Sylvestervon Schaumberg, an army officer – COSMIN IFRIM (tenor)
Truchsessvon Waldburg, army general–BALINT SZABO (bass)
WolfgangCapito, Albrecht's counsellor– PETER GALLIARD (tenor)

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THURSDAY - September 14 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

PHILHARMONIA LONDON
Conductor: VLADIMIR ASHKENAZI
Soloist: MICHAEL BARENBOIM– violin
Program:
Prokofiev – Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1 in D major op. 19
Shostakovich – Symphony no.10 in E minor op. 93
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

SCALA DI MILANO
Conductor: RICCARDO CHAILLY
Soloist: DAVID GARRETT –violin
Program:
Tchaikovsky – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D majorop. 35
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 4 in F minor op. 36
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

REMUS AZOIȚEI – violin
ALEXANDRA DARIESCU – piano
Bach – Ciaccona from Partita no. 2 in re minor BWV 1004 for violin solo
Beethoven – Sonata no. 5 for violin and piano op. 25 in fa major "Spring"
Lipatti – Sonatina for left hand (piano solo)
Enescu – Sonata “Torso” in a moll
Bartók – Romanian dances for violin and piano Sz 56 BB 68

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FRIDAY - September 15 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

PHILHARMONIA LONDON
Conductor: CRISTIAN MANDEAL
Soloist: BORIS BEREZOVSKI – piano
Program:
Enescu– Suite no. 2 in C major op. 20
Rachmaninoff – Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra op. 18 in C minor
Sibelius – Symphony no. 2 in D major op. 43
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

SCALLA DI MILANO
Conductor: RICCARDO CHAILLY
Soloist: JULIAN RACHLIN – alto
Program:
Enescu – Rhapsody no. 2 in D major op.11
Bartók - Concerto for alto and orchestra SZ 120 BB 128
Respighi – “Fontane di Roma” (La fontana di Valle Giulia, La Fontana del Tritone al mattino, La fontana di Trevi, La fontana di Villa Medici al tramonto)
Respighi – “Pini di Roma” (I pini di Villa Borghese, Pini presso una catacomba, I pini del Gianicolo, I pini della Via Appia)
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

KIRILL GERSTEIN – piano
Program:
Brahms – Two rhapsodies op. 79 (1. Agitato si minor; 2. Molto passionato ma non troppo allegro in sol minor)
Enescu – Sonata for piano no. 1 op. 24 in F sharp minor
Bartók – “Szabadban” (Out of doors) sz. 81
Schumann – Sonata for piano no. 3 op. 14 in F minor

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SATURDAY - September 16 (2017)
11.00 – SMALL PALACE HALL
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor: JORG WIDMAN
Program:
Enescu – Dixtuorop. 14
Widmann – "Drei Schattentänze" for clarinet solo
Mozart – Serenade for winds in E-flat major KV 375
Widmann– "Ikarische Klage"
Mozart – Symphonie no. 41 KV 551 "Jupiter"
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS – cello / ALEXANDRE THARAUD – piano
Program:
Marin Marais – Suite in d minor
Enescu – Sonata no. 2 for cello and piano in C major op. 26
Berg – 4 pieces op. 5
Brahms – Sonatafor cello and piano no. 1 in e minor op. 38
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: ZUBIN MEHTA
Soloist: KATHIA BUNIATISHVILLI – piano
Program:
Schumann – Concerto for piano and orchestra in a minor op. 54
Strauss – Sinfonia Domestica op. 53
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

THE MUSICAL VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO
ENSAMBLE EN CHORDAIS
ENSAMBLE CONSTANTINOPLE
CHOIRE ANTON PANN
Program:
Marco’s dream / Gallop / Lamento di Tristano / Holy Oil / The golden sheaf of time / Jeopardy / Selection from Saint John of Damascus’ Idiomelon / Five steps / Chandmaninutag / Yi Zu Wu Qu / Engareh / Akritas / The Stranger

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SUNDAY - September 17 (2017)
11.00 – SMALL PALACE HALL
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

NICOLAS DAUTRICOURT – violin
GARRY HOFFMAN – cello
NELSON GOERNER – piano
Program:
Ravel – Trio
Enescu – Trio in G minor (final arrangement by Pascal Bentoiu)
Enescu – Sonata for cello in f minor (posthume)
Ysaÿe – Sonata for violin solo no. 3
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

JONAS KAUFMANN – tenor
HELMUTH DEUTSCH– piano
Program: TBA
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor: ZUBIN MEHTA
Soloist: LEONIDAS KAVAKOS– violin
Program:
Enescu – "Voix de la nature"
Korngold – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 35
Schubert – Symphony no. 9 (7) in C major D 944 "The Grand Symphony"
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTAL DE PARIS
NATIONAL CHAMBER CHOIR MADRIGAL – MARIN CONSTANTIN
Conductor: CHRISTIAN CIUCĂ
Conductor of the choir: ANNA UNGUREANU
Solists:
OLGA PERETYATKO (soprano)
KHATOUNA GADELIA (soprano)
MARIUS VLAD BUDOIU (tenor)
ADRIAN SÂMPETREAN (bass)
Program:
Mozart – "Exulate Jubilate" KV 165
Mozart – Grande Messe in C minor KV 427 (417a)

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

MONDAY - September 18 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

ANUSHKA SHANKAR and the ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor and violin: WILLI ZIMMERMANN
Program:
“Land of Gold” – Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
“Traveller” - Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
“Dissolving boundaries” - Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
“Say your prayers” - Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
“Metamorphosis” - Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
“Buleria con ricardo” - Anoushka Shankar, arrangement by Jules Buckley
A selection of songs by Anoushak Shankar arranged for string orchestra and percussion
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
Conductor: CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH
Soloist: THOMAS HAMPSON (baritone)
Program:
Mahler – "Rückert Lieder"
Mahler –Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

TUESDAY - September 19 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

LES SIECLES ENSEMBLE
THE ROYAL CHOIR – under the high Patronage of Prince Radu
Conductor: FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH
Conductor of the Choir: EDUARD DINU
Soloist: SIMONE LAMSMA – violin
Program:
Enescu – Romanian Poem
Debussy – "Première Suite"
Saint Saëns – Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 3 in b minor op. 61
Ravel – "La Valse"
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES ”

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
Conductor: CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH
Soloist: TRULS MØRK –cello
Program:
Wagner– Overture to "Tannhäuser"
Enescu – Symphonia concertante for cello and orchestra in b minor op. 8
Franck – Symphonie in d minor FWV 48

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

WEDNESDAY - September 20 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” ENESCU AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES SERIES”

LES DISSONANCES
Soloist: DAVID GRIMAL– violin
Program:
Enescu – Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C major op.9 (1903)
Sibelius – Concerto for violin and orchestra in d minor op. 47
Bartók – Concerto for orchestra Sz. 116 / BB 123
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA OF THE GEORGE ENESCU PHILHARMONIC
Conductor: JOHN NELSON
Conductor of the Choir: ION IOSIF PRUNNER
Program: Berlioz – "La Damnation de Faust"
Soloists:
Marguerite, a young woman– CLEMENTINE MARGAINE (mezzosoprano)
Faust an aging scholar – JEAN FRANÇOIS BORRAS (tenor)
Méphistophélès, the Devil disguised as a gentleman– LUCA PISARONI (bass)
Brander–ȘERBAN VASILE (baritone)

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

THURSDAY - September 21 (2017)
17.00 –ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

ALEXEI VOLODIN RECITAL – piano
Program:
Enescu – Suite no.2 op. 10
Prokofiev – “Romeo and Juliet” op.75 (excerpts)
Mendelssohn/Rachmaninov – Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Medtner – From Four Tales no. 4 in C-sharp minor, based on King Lear "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks" op. 35
Rachmaninov – Sonata for Piano no. 1 op. 28
19.30 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ORCHESTRA DELL’ ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA
Conductor: ANTONIO PAPPANO
Soloist: BEATRICE RANA – piano
Program:
Tchaikovsky – Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Enescu – Symphony no. 3 in C major op. 21
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

RUSSIAN CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC SANKT PETERSBURG
Conductor: JURI GILBO
Soloist: MISHA MAISKY – cello
Program:
Enescu –Intermezzi op. 12
Tchaikovsky –Nocturne for cello and orchestra op. 19
Bruch – “Kol Nidrei” for cello and orchestra op. 47
Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 4 in A major op.90 "Italiana"
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme op.33

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

FRIDAY - September 22 (2017)
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

DMITRY HVOROSTOVSKY RECITAL (baritone)
Program: TBA
19.30 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ORCHESTRA E CORO DELL’ ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA
Conductor: ANTONIO PAPPANO
Soloists: RACHEL WILLIS-SORENSEN(soprano) OKKA VAN DER DAMERAU (mezzosoprano)
Program: Mahler – Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection"
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

JORDI SAVALL and LE CONCERT DES NATIONS
Program: "Le Concert Spirituel au Temps de Louis XV"
A.Corelli – Concerto grosso in D major op. 6 no.4
G.P.Telemann – Concerto for recorder, viola da gamba and strings in a minor TWV 52:a1
G.P.Telemann – Overture-suite for two flutes and strings in e minor TWV 55:e1 “Tafelmusik”
G.P.Telemann – Overture for viola da gamba and strings in D major TWV 55:d6
J.P.Rameau - “Les Indes Galantes” Suite RCT 44

What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

SATURDAY - September 23 (2017)
11.00 – SMALL PALACE HALL
” MUSIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY SERIES”

THE SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE OF LONDON
Program:
Enescu – Piano Quintet No. 1 in a minor op. 28
Schumann – Piano Quintet in E-flat Major op. 44
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor: JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER
Soloist: PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA– violin
Program:
Bartók – Divertimento for strings Sz 113 / BB 118
Ligeti – ViolinConcerto
Ligeti – Romanian Concerto
Hindemith – "Nobilissima Visione" Suite
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES”

ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA AMSTERDAM
Conductor: DANIELE GATTI
Soloist : CHEN REISS - soprano
Program:
Haydn - “Paris” Symphony no. 82 “L’Ours” in C major Hob I:82
Mahler – Symphony no. 4 in G major
22.30 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” BYMIDNIGHT CONCERTS SERIES”

JORDI SAVALL and LE CONCERT DES NATIONS
Program: "Balkan: Honig & Blut"
CREATION – Creation, Universe and Liffe
SPRING – Birth and Childhood, School and Youth
FALL – Remembrance, Maturity and Travels
WINTER – Spirituality, Sacrifice, Exil and Death
RECONCILIATION

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What to visit in Romania - George Enescu Romanian Festival

SUNDAY - September 24 (2017)
11.00 – SMALL PALACE HALL
” MUSIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY SERIES”

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAYA TRIO
Program:
Ligeti – Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
Ligeti – Trio for violin, horn and piano
Xenakis– “ Dikhtas” for Violin & Piano
Kurtag – Wind Quintet
Enescu – Piano quartet no. 2 in d minor op. 30
17.00 – ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM
” RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES”

MAXIM VENGEROV – violin
VAG PAPIAN – piano
Program:
Brahms – Scherzo in C minor from the F.A.E. Sonata
Brahms – Sonata for violin and piano no. 3 in D minor op. 108
Enescu – Sonata no. 3 for violin and piano in a minor op 25
Franck – Sonata for violin and piano in A major
20.00 – GRAND PALACE HALL
” GREAT ORCHESTRAS SERIES ”

ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA AMSTERDAM
Conductor: DANIELE GATTI
Soloist: LIVIU PRUNARU
Program:
TBA
Enescu –"Caprice Roumain" for violin and orchestra (arrangement by Cornel Țăranu)
Prokofiev – Symphony no. 5 in B flat major op. 100

Bucharest, Romania, 2 – 24 September 2017

Organized under the high patronage of the President of Romania

Honorary Chairman: ZUBIN MEHTA

Artistic director: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI

Producer: Romanian Government through the Ministry of Culture

Co-producers: the Romanian Radio Society and the Romanian TV Society

Organizer: ARTEXIM

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  1. 16 Oct 2016
    We are a small group of friends (5-6 couples) interested in the festival very much. I have made up the list of concerts and recitals that are of interest to us and would like to know when can I purchase tickets (for very good seats) online? Can I do it independently and privately (not necessarily through tourist organizers)? Same applies about hotel accommodations and sightseeing tours in Bucharest and outside Bucharest. We are doing it this way for the last 5 years to The Music Festival in Verbier Switzerland but although I was born in Rumania (Iași ) I have never visited since then Rumania and am not familiar how to go about it there. Thanks for any guidance and advice. Sincerely, Vicky Reply

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