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Tuesday Night Season - 11th June, 2013
'It is a project that has been going on for four years and that has aimed to highlight not only a chamber repertoire, but rather, interpretive versions by talented young musicians, Romanian youth, usually, who study abroad and who are glad to return every year on stage, in the famous Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, and to show what they have been learning.'
On 11th June, the last instalment of the Tuesday Evening Season, the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum saw two American musicians: violinist Andrew Strietelmeier, director of the Denison University Orchestra in Grainville and pianist Cole Burger, professor at the College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University. They showed inspiration and a fresh programme - modern and classical - consisting of works by their fellow countrymen Martin Kennedy, Joan Adams and George Gershwin, as well as Beethoven's Sonata op. 30 no. 2 in C minor.
'We were sometimes able to invite foreign guests and it is interesting for our audience to see foreign performances of chamber music, still by young musicians. Tonight we have two guests from the United States of America, a violinist and a pianist with an interesting repertoire; part of it is American, we only know Beethoven's composition, all the others are interesting ones and I am glad to see the hall is not empty… on the contrary' - noted the programme's co-ordinator, Cristina Sârbu, who was kind enough to reveal a few things about next year's (2013-2014) Tuesday Evening t Season:
'I can tell you next season is almost ready, we're usually done with the following season in June, which allows musicians to plan their activity ahead, as is the custom with professionals. We'll have guests from abroad, as usual, Romanian students from Berlin, Cologne and London, whom we expect keenly; there will be a little more chamber music, because it is a rather unexplored field, more precisely, chamber music as a whole, not only piano or piano and violin ensembles or an instrument with a piano accompaniment, but rather larger chamber music groups, with wind and string musicians, because they need our support and encouragement.'
Translated by Irina Borțoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest