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Mihaela Martin and Răzvan Popovici, soloists in a new concert with audience, conducted by Christian Badea

Monday, 15 November 2021 , ora 9.21

The "George Enescu" Philharmonic is scheduling for Thursday November 18th and Friday, November 19th, 2021, from 19.00, in the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, a new concert with public, conducted by maestro Christian Badea, main conductor of the institution. The program consists of Double Concerto in E minor for violin, viola and orchestra, op. 88 by Max Bruch and Symphony no. 8, in G major, op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak. Soloists in Bruch's concert will be violinist Mihaela Martin and violinist Răzvan Popovici. The public will be able to participate in a proportion 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 11th, 2021, from 12.00.

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920) composed almost 100 musical compositions and no less than 9 concert works dedicated to the violin. Double concerto in E minor for violin, viola and orchestra, op. 88 had its first audition in 1911. "Max Bruch, at 73 years old and self-proclaimed a traditionalist, once again found himself in front of an audience and a receptive critique regarding the unusualness of modernism rather than the elegance, nobility and durability of romanticism ", remarks the musicologist Octavia-Anahid Dinulescu.

Among the symphonies of Antonin Dvoűák (1841 - 1904), Symphony no. 8, in G minor, op. 88 is the one that carries one of the most intense Slavic imprints. The work was composed in a short time spent by the artist in a rural area, between August 26 and November 8, 1889. "The songs simply flowed from me," the composer pointed out.

Symphonic concert WITH AUDIENCE

Thursday and Friday, November 18th and 19, 2021

19.00, the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum

"George Enescu" Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra






Time schedule

Max Bruch

Double concerto in E minor for violin, viola and orchestra, op. 88

Antonin Dvoűák

Symphony no. 8, in G major, op. 88

Ticket prices are:

Category I: 110 lei;

Category II: 100 lei.

To avoid crowding and groups forming, access is made one hour before the start of the show.

Tickets can be purchased as follows:

- Online, accessing the website www.fge.org.ro - section "Calendar, starting Thursday, November 4th, 2021, from 12.00. Please note that, once the online booking process has begun, the seats will be blocked for 30 minutes. The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased in an online session is six. Once purchased, the tickets can only be returned under the conditions provided by law.

- Ticket Office of the Romanian Athenaeum

Due to objective reasons, starting with November 15th, 2021, the cashier of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic will be closed for two weeks.

Tickets can only be purchased at Franklin Gate 4 hours before the concert.

Access to the hall of the Romanian Athenaeum is allowed with the participation of the public in proportion of 30% of the maximum capacity, if all participants are vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 virus and for which 10 days have passed since the completion of the vaccination schedule or persons which are in the period between the 15th day and the 180th day after the confirmation of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to Decision no. 91 of 22.10.2021.

Public access will be allowed only under these circumstances and wearing a mask (medical / non-medical) throughout the event. The checking of these conditions will be done before the access inside the Romanian Athenaeum.

Translated by Elena Patricia Măroiu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu