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Gabriel Bebeșelea brings ‘The Bourgeois Gentleman’ on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum

Wednesday, 9 June 2021 , ora 15.21

On Thursday and Friday, June 10th and 11th 2021, the Symphony Orchestra of the "George Enescu'' Philharmonic will be conducted by Gabriel Bebeșelea, its principal conductor in the 2020/21 season. The program of the concert on the 10th and 11th of June consists of selections from the original music composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for the piece Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière and from the Suite Der Bürger als Edelmann by Richard Strauss.

"The concept of the concerts on June 10th and 11th is concentrated on one of the most well-known comedies in world literature: The Bourgeois Gentleman by Molière. The first work is the suite from the original stage music composed in 1670 by the person to whom we owe the invention of the modern orchestra, the Sun King's composer - Jean-Baptiste Lully. Alongside Molière, he produced plenty of pieces that changed the direction of theater, music and ballet, but The Bourgeois Gentleman remains the jewel of the collaboration between the two", acknowledged Gabriel Bebeșelea.

"The second work is inspired by the first, having the same title. This time, Lully and Molière were the source of inspiration for Richard Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and they managed not only to quote from the primary work, but also to create a new paradigm by reinventing the piece from the perspective of the early 20th century. The public from Bucharest will have the opportunity to meet the "George Enescu" Philharmonic in two unique circumstances, modeled on the style of each piece and highlighting the virtuosity and the talent of the famous ensemble. Moreover, under the dome of the Athenaeum we can find the perfect acoustics for both pieces, even if the stylistic antagonism is obvious", emphasized Gabriel Bebeșelea.

For the new concerts with public scheduled until the end of the season the hall of the Athenaeum can be occupied up to 50%.


Thursday and Friday, June 10th and 11th 2021, 7PM

Symphony Orchestra of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic




Jean-Baptiste Lully

Musical selections from the Bourgeois Gentleman by Molière

Richard Strauss

The Bourgeois Gentleman Suite

Ticket prices:

1st category: 110 RON

2nd category: 100 RON

Tickets for the four concerts are on sale on the institution's website.

Due to the regulations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 350 tickets will be put on sale for each concert, as the hall of Romanian Athenaeum will be occupied up to 50% of its capacity.

Tickets can be purchased as follows:

- From the box office of the Romanian Athenaeum

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12PM-7PM. Cash payments only.

- Online, on the website www.fge.org.ro - "Calendar" section. Please take into consideration that once the online booking process has started, the seats will be blocked for 30 minutes. The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased during an online session is 6. In order to support the activity of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, the payment processor does not charge the 5% commission of the ticket value for this concert.

Once they are purchased, tickets are only refundable under the conditions provided by the law.

The concerts scheduled in the 2020-2021 season imply compliance with all safety measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2.

The access to the concerts organized at the Romanian Athenaeum is allowed until 6:50 PM, and the public is asked to strictly follow the imposed rules of protection and distancing.

Translated by Lica Alexandra,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu