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Mozart and Tchaikovsky in a concert with audience, conducted by Christian Badea on November 11th and 12th, 2021
The "George Enescu" Philharmonic schedules for Thursday, November 11th and Friday, November 12th, 2021, from 7 pm, in the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert with audience, conducted by maestro Christian Badea, the Principal Conductor of the institution. The programme consists of the Symphony no. 35 in D major, Haffner, KV 385 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Serenade in C major for string orchestra, op. 48 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The public will be able to participate within the limit of 30% of the capacity of the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, according to the sanitary conditions in force. Tickets for these two events go on sale on Thursday, November 4th, from 12 p.m.
"Haffner", composed in 1782 and considered one of the first mature creations by Mozart, is a symphonic work of reference from the end of the eighteenth century. "The first signs of the unmistakable Mozartian stylistic synthesis can be observed: short and strong melodic motifs, rhythmic vivacity, elaborate harmonic constructions, dynamic contrasts and rich orchestration", appreciates the musicologist Mihai Cojocaru. Serenade in C major for string orchestra, op. 48 by Tchaikovsky was written in the autumn of 1880. "In a letter to his editor, Tchaikovsky confessed that he initially thought up the new, barely sketched work as a symphony, but was inspired to give it the form of a serenade. His success was immediate and unanimous, and Anton Rubinstein appreciated the serenade as the most successful work up to that time", notes the musicologist Octavia-Anahid Dinulescu in the brochure of the concert.
Symphonic concert WITH AUDIENCE on Thursday and Friday, November 11th and 12th, 2021, at 7 pm, in the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, the Symphony Orchestra of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, Conductor Christian Badea. In the programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony no. 35 in D major, Haffner, KV 385, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade in C major for string orchestra, op. 48.
Dedicated equally to symphonic music and to opera, Christian Badea, the principal conductor of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, has performed on all continents and in the most important opera houses and theaters, including the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the State Opera (Vienna), Royal Opera (London), Carnegie Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). His career is marked by important collaborations with reference artists of our time - Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovici, Placido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Thomas Hampson. Under the sign 'Leonard Bernstein 100', the centenary of the artist's birth was celebrated at the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, the last two symphonic concerts of the last season being dedicated to him by maestro Christian Badea - one of the most important disciples of the famous American composer, conductor, pianist and pedagogue. Christian Badea has conducted world-class orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Symphony (London), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, Amsterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra (Rome), RAI Orchestra Montreal Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Pittsburg Symphony (Turin). At the Metropolitan Opera in New York he has directed over 160 performances in a wide and varied repertoire. In May 2015, Christian Badea conducted at the Romanian Athenaeum the third act of "Parsifal", after which, in the opening of the next season, he staged, both as a conductor and as a director, the first act from Richard Wagner's work.
In December 2017, Christian Badea achieved an extraordinary success with Umberto Giordano's "Andrea Chénier" at the famous Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, being invited to return in 2019. In the autumn of 2018, he initiated in collaboration with the "George Enescu" Philharmonic the "Great Concerts of the Centenary of Romania" series. He has conducted "Turandot" (November-December 2019, Melbourne) and "Carmen" (January-March 2020, Sydeny) at the Sydney Opera House. At the 2019 George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, he conducted the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with soloist Vadim Repin, and in this year's edition of the Festival, ended recently, he created an unforgettable programme that included works by Enescu, Schumann, Bartok and Wagner (Tannhäuser Overture), performing together with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Choir and the soloists Kian Soltani (cellist) and Cosmin Ifrim (tenor).
The ticket prices are: Category I - 110 lei; Category II - 100 lei. To avoid crowding and the formation of groups, access is made one hour before the beginning of the show.
Translated by Ecaterina Bucovanu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu