George Enescu Festival, August 30, 2015 - September 20, 2015
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The 2015 edition of the George Enescu Festival will take place between August 30 and September 20, at the Palace Hall and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and will host 58 concerts in theaters, as well as many other outdoor events, within the "Festival Square", which will run from September 3 to 20, as well as the "Creative Bucharest".
The 21st edition of the festival will bring artists and bands from around the world to the capital, who will perform on the Bucharest stage for 22 days.
Program George Enescu Festival 2015
The National Youth Orchestra will open the festival on August 30, The "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra, will present for the first time the opera in concert "Wozzeck", by Alban Berg - considered a reference work of the 20th century - and the National Radio Orchestra and the Academic Radio Choir, will perform Symphony No.8 by Mahler.
Orchestras rated at the highest level in the world - Israel Philharmonic (September 1), Staatskapelle Dresden (September 6), San Francisco Symphony (September 7), London Symphony Orchestra (September 8), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (September 10), Bayerische Staatsoper (September 13), Monte Carlo Philharmonic (September 16), Wiener Philharmoniker (September 16), Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra (September 17) and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (September 20) will perform compositions by George Enescu during the three weeks of Festival
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will rise for the first time on the stage of the Palace Hall on September 3, 2015, under the wand of the legendary Sir Simon Rattle. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has been nominated by the prestigious British magazine "Gramophone" in the top 10 best orchestras in Europe (2006) and voted the second best orchestra in the world (2008).
A prestigious American orchestra also comes to the premiere of the Festival - San Francisco Symphony - and will perform a work by George Enescu.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam will also perform at the Enescu Festival 2015, on 19 and 20 September.
The famous conductor Zubin Mehta She returns in 2015 to the Festival, together with Israel Philharmonic, with two concerts scheduled on August 31 and September 1. They are joined by bands such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Opera Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden - conducted by Christina Thielemann, London Symphony Orchestra - conducted by Iona Marin, the St. Petersburg Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic.
Ion Marin, one of the top-rated Romanian musicians in the world, will perform on the stage of the London Symphony Orchestra Hall on September 8 and 9. Other important Romanian presentations at the Festival will be: Cristian Mandeal and Horia Andreescu who will conduct two concerts at the Festival, Dan Grigore, Ruxandra Donose, Valentina Nafornita, Alexandra, Dariescu, "Ad libitum" and "Acrcadia" Quartet, "Madrigal" Choir, Bucharest Chamber Orchestra.
Through soloists of the 2015 edition they include: Arcadi Volodos, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, but also pianists Fazıl Say, the legendary Murray Perahia, one of the most appreciated pianists internationally, who was also present at the Festival in 2013, Yfrem Bronfman, Andras Schiff, Pierre Laurent Aimard, as well as the famous pianist Maria João Pires. Renaud and Gautier Capuçon will also climb the Palace Hall stage, as will Dadvid Garrett.
Pianist of Georgian origin Elisabeth Leonskaja, winner of the Enescu Competition, the 1964 edition, today one of the great names of the international music scene, will hold two concerts-event: on September 6, at the Roman Athenaeum and on September 10, next to the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Palace Hall.
The winners of the "George Enescu" competition will be present at the Festival: Alexandru Tomescu, Valery Sokolov, Stefan Tarara, Vlad Stanculeasa together with Agnes Baltsa and Elisabeta Leonskaja
It will be presented for the first time in Romania the opera "Wozzeck" by Alban Berg (concertante variant) in the interpretation of the "George Enescu" Choir and Philharmonic directed by Leon Hussain, having in distribution several sound names of the international lyrical scene
The “George Enescu” International Festival brings on average 20,000 foreign tourists to Bucharest and has a media coverage that ranges from well-known televisions - CNN, Euronews -, the BBC and remarkable foreign daily and specialized publications (The Guardian, Gramophone), at the top national media. Being considered a true cultural brand of the country, the Festival carries on the values that George Enescu believed in: creativity, generosity and involvement.Source: infomusic.ro
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