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The National Radio Orchestra Invited to Perform Works by Enescu at the 'Shanghai Spring International Festival 2013'!

Monday, 13 May 2013 , ora 9.49
 
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In one of the largest cities in the world, Enescu's music will be heard due to the performance of the National Radio Orchestra (NOR) - SHANGHAI (China) - a wonderful universe where you can find influences from all the cultures in the world.

Since it is an importantevent, the concert performed by NOR in Shanghai will take place on Friday, 17thMay, in one of the most representative cultural institutions in China and in the world: Shanghai Oriental Art Center, a stage inaugurated with a concert performed by the Philharmony from Berlin in 2005.

The event is part of the international festival called Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. The musical celebration has been organised (in a different way) since 1960, being the event with the longest programme and duration per edition among the events developed after the foundation of the Popular Republic of China. (21 days)

This year's edition is the 30th anniversary, and the dates of the festival are 28thApril - 18thMay, 2013. Over a period of 21 days, the music and dance lovers will have the chance to see in Shanghai, in different theatres of the metropolis, 52 concerts and performances, a combination between a musical programme and choreographic works. This year's edition will bring together famous artistic ensembles from more than ten countries, such as France, Germany, the Czech Republic, England, and Romania, who will perform scores from their countries of origin, but also famous works known all over the the Chinese land.

The participation to this musical celebration regards one of the most special events dedicated to the celebration of 85 years from the foundation of Radio Romania Music and since the birth of the National Radio Orchestra. Also, the moment represents a beautiful follow-up after the concert performed by NRO years ago - in July 2010 - within World's Fair in Shanghai, Romania's Great Union Day.

The whole event will be performed under the baton of one of the most important musicians from Romania: Tiberiu Soare, the principal conductor of the Radio Orchestras and Choirs Romania. A nice repertoire will be performed in front of the audience, which brings to spotlight the George Enescu's works: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 - an amazing portrayal of the musical motifs specific to Romania - and Symphony No.1. The programme will also contain Concert No. 2 for the Piano and Orchestra,by Brahms, performed by the musician in premiere in 1881. This time, the soloist was the pianist Xie Jingxian, native from Shanghai.

The surprise of the evening, which will crown the virtuosity of the orchestra is represented by the work Ciocârlia, one of the most popular Romanian works for the Chinese people. The violonist Gabriel Croitoru will have the opportunity to perform on the same violin as George Enescu did, an instrument built by the famous luthier Guarneri, made available to him by the 'George Enescu' National Museum.

The participation of the National Radio Orchestra at the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival is sustained by Radio Romania and has the support of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, the Romanian Cultural Institue and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Translated by Andreea Mesescu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest