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The ICR publishing house in Bucharest bookshops

Friday, 17 September 2010 , ora 9.20
Romanian Cultural Institute has recently launched a new series of events named The Publishing House ICR in Bucharest bookstores in order to associate editorials with artistic events: concerts, open lessons, exhibitions. Mrs. Nicoleta Vuțescu, from the Department of Promoting Romanian Cultural Institute, spoke to us about the release of the album Byzantine manuscripts in Bucharest collections and about Stavropoleos group concerts:

“The Romanian Cultural Institute starts this autumn the project called The Publishing House ICR in Bucharest bookstores, which will deal with organizing some cultural events in the most important Bucharest bookstores. The project aims to promote the volumes published by the ICR Pubishing House.

The three types of events that we offer are composed of a recital of Byzantine music, an open lesson about art history and a photo exhibition. Each of these events will be accompanied by the presentation of some albums of the publishing house.The series opens on September 11th and 12th 2010 with the release of the album Byzantine manuscripts in Bucharest collections led by Ileana Stanculescu and with the Byzantine music recital performed by Stavropoleos group. The release and the recital are scheduled on September 11th and 12th 2010 in three major bookshops: the Carturesti Bookshop from the Romanian Peasant Museum, the Mihai Eminescu bookshop and the Humanitas Kretzulescu bookshop. The programme starts with the presentation of Byzantine manuscripts because this is a recently album which has not been released yet and brings to public attention a barley known area, Byzantine literature. The album includes studies conducted by a team of researchers from Romania and from abroad and manuscripts from the collections of the Patriarchate, of the Academy Bookshop, of the Bucharest Art Museum and Bucharest History Museum.”

Stavropoleos Group, founded by the monastery with the same name, is the unique element of the launch, which consists of clergy, theologians, and students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology and of the Bucharest Music University. The choir is led by the university reader, archdeacon Constantin Oprea and the programme consists of both religious and secular works.

Andreea Chiselev
Translated by Loredana Matei and Andreea Velicu
MA students, MTTLC, Bucharest University