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George Enescu Festival - World's top Orchestras

12/02/2009 14:30

Romania (World Tourism News) - The 19th annual George Enescu International Festival and Competition, scheduled for August 30 - September 26, 2009, will pay special tribute to Romania's most famous composer and musician on the 128th anniversary of his birth, in 1881.



GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL -World's top Orchestras, Conductors and Chamber Ensembles will perform in Romania, August 30 – September 26, 2009



George Enescu was one of the most prodigiously gifted musicians of the twentieth century," according to noted biographer Paul Banks. "A great violinist and composer, a distinguished conductor, an accomplished pianist, able cellist and a famous violin teacher who numbered Christian Ferras, Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin among his pupils. His musical memory was phenomenal, a fact that contributed to the loss of some of his own works which he composed but never wrote down".


Some of the world's most famous orchestras, chamber ensembles will perform in Bucharest and other Romanian cities, some premiering new works.

Among those already on the schedules are:

  • Prague Symphony
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sankt Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
  • Orchestre du Capitole du Toulouse
  • Wiener Kammerorchester
  • Basel Chamber Orchestra,
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Saint Martin in the Fields
  • Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Theatre du Ballet de Monte Carlo
  • Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Munchener Philharmoniker Kammerorchester.



George Enescu Festival 2007




Well known operas Oedipus, Othello, Manon Lescaut, Macbeth, or Swan’s Lake ballet are included in the program. The opening gala concert will be held at the Bucharest National Opera House and will stage OEDIPUS – a joint production of the National Opera from Bucharest and the Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse.


George Enescu FestivalFestival in Romania



For more information contact:

Romanian National Tourist Office


Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7224 3692






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