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The Last Concert of the Radio Chamber Orchestra in 2013

Thursday, 12 December 2013 , ora 9.40
The last concert in 2013 – on Wednesday, 18th December (19:00 ) – given by the RADIO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA brings two special guests to the audience in Bucharest: Japanese conductor KAZUHIKO ISHII and Romanian cellist FILIP PAPA, known as one of the four musicians of the Ad libitum Quartet.

Kazuhiko Ishii is a conductor with a vast artistic activity in Japan, as well as an important career abroad: he was applauded on stages in Slovakia, Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria. He began his musical training in Tokyo and continued it in Vienna and in the United States, at the Western Pacific University, and he is now the conductor of the Japan Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a professor at the Yamaguchi Music College and a music critic for Japanese journals and various other reviews.

Cellist Filip Papa has built a great international career as a member of the Ad libitum Quartet, whose awards include the first prize at the Max Reger International Competition in Germany and the Grand Prize at the Evian International String Quartet Competition in France (1997). The latter offered them the chance of having a manager who organises their concerts in renowned halls all over Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Bucharest, and their participations in important festivals, such as those in Monte Carlo, Gstaad, Maribon, Luberon, Bersheim. Filip Papa also has a vast experience as a soloist-instrumentalist in the symphonic orchestra of the Moldova Philharmonic in Iași (1998-2008). Besides, he has given many concerts as a soloist: in Romania (Timișoara, Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Piatra Neamț, Bucharest etc.) and abroad (Switzerland, Germany).

The evening will begin with a Romanian composition: Variations on a Byzantine Theme of the 13th Century, written by PAUL CONSTANTINESCU. This year we commemorate 50 years since the death of the artist who composed for every genre of classical music – symphonic music, chamber music, choirs, lieds, music for films, ballets and others – his works often showing folklore influences, even psaltic and Byzantine ones.

Then we will listen to two scores by HAYDN, the famous Austrian classical composer: Concerto in D major for Cello and Orchestra and the ‘Drumroll’ Symphony no.103 in E flat major, whose name was inspired by the drum roll that opens the composition.

Tickets are available on www.bilete.ro, at the Romanian Post Offices, at the Inmedio Stores in partnership with Bilete.ro, at Germanos stores and at the Radio Hall's box office.

For more information regarding the Radio Orchestras and Choirs please visit www.orchestreradio.ro or www.orchestreradio.com.

Translated by Irina Borțoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest