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The First Edition of the 'Baroque Week' has begun at the Bucharest National University of Music

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 , ora 9.00
On Monday, 15th October, 2012, the first edition of the festival called 'Baroque Week' was officially launched, by means of a press conference. The Festival is organised by the Centre for Early Music of the Bucharest National University of Music, in partnership with the famous Ambronay European Baroque Academy. The event, which will last until Saturday, 20th October, features as top guests the members of the French early music ensemble Desmarest. Although recently established (2010), the group's worthiness has already been confirmed by the Ambronay European Baroque Academy who has appointed them as ensemble in artistic residence throughout 2012. The members of the Desmarest ensemble will give two concerts in Bucharest: the first takes place on Tuesday, 16th October, at the 'George Enescu' Hall of the Bucharest National University of Music and proposes an overview of the European baroque music, while the second one can be attended on Friday, 19th October, at St Joseph's Cathedral, where single- and two-voice motets by André Campra will be performed to the audience.

Apart from these concerts, the festival also comprises a musicology workshop on Baroque subjects, masterclasses held by the members of the Desmarest ensemble, as well as three more concerts given by students and professors of the Bucharest National University of Music, specialised in the Baroque repertoire. The project is financed by the aid of the European Commission and the venues where the musicians will perform are: the Bucharest National University of Music, the Anglican Church, and St Joseph's Cathedral. Last but not least, it is important to know that the public has free access.

Ioana Marghita
Translated by Cristina Firoiu
MTTLC graduate, Bucharest University