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Romania’s Centenary at the Radio Hall

Concert conducted by Horia Andreescu.

Romania’s Centenary at the Radio Hall
Radio Hall. Photo: Alexandru Dolea.

Articol de Radio România, 30 Noiembrie 2018, 21:44

Radio Hall in Bucharest hosts tonight an extraordinary concert dedicated to Romania’s Centenary. National Radio Orchestra performs, under the baton of conductor Horia Andreescu, famous operas of Romanian composers such as George Enescu and Ciprian Porumbescu, with the participation of soprano Irina Iordachescu.

Program includes “Seven Songs”, Romanian Rhapsody, fragments of the soundtrack of the movie “Mihai Viteazul” (1971, directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu), a suite signed by Tiberiu Olah, and “Trei dansuri romanesti” (e.n. – “Three Romanian Dances”), a creation of composer Theodor Rogalski.

Event includes participation of the Radio Academic Choir (conductor: Ciprian Tuțu).

Casa Radio Publishing House marks the celebration of the Great Union Centenary by launching two music albums:

– Romania Centenar – a CD that includes recordings of the Radio Romania Record Library, a representative selection for this editorial concept, under the brand of Radio Romania Muzical;

– Cantecele Unirii – an album with Romanian patriotic songs, such as “Ce-ti doresc eu tie, dulce Romanie!”, “Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire” sau „Treceți, batalioane române, Carpații!” – recently recorded by the Radio Academic Choir (conductor: Ciprian Tuțu).

Concert at the Radio Hall ends one month of extraordinary events opened on November 1 by the concert celebrating 90 years of existence of Radio Romania, and continued by the events held under the RadiRo Festival (the 4th edition), the only festival in the world dedicated to the radio orchestras.

HORIA ANDREESCU is the lead conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, and for more than 18 years, he has been the artistic director and leading conductor of the Radio Romania Orchestras and Choirs. In ‘80s and ‘90s, he was a permanent guest of some important German ensembles: Berlin Radio Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, and State Chapel of Schwerin. Over the time, he has conducted outstanding ensembles, such as State Chapel of Berlin, Comic Opera of Berlin, London Symphonic Orchestra, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, BBC Scotland Symphonic Orchestra, symphonic orchestras of Vienna, Jerusalem, Reykjavik, Alabama and Taipei, radio orchestras of Vienna, Leipzig, Hamburg, Köln, Copenhagen, Madrid and others. One of his special initiatives is printing the full catalogue of Enescu’s symphonic works, a world premier that took place at Olympia in ‘90s and re-edited by Electrecord in 2015.

IRINA IORDACHESCU, daughter of great baritone Dan Iordachescu, is a soloist of the Bucharest National Opera since 2005, but she has been remarked since 2001 as a guest of Teatro alla Scala – Milano, where she held two vocal-symphonic concerts under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Also, she collaborated with other foreign musical institutions, such as Mulhouse Symphonic Orchestra (France), L’Estro Armonico of Luxemburg, Ciudad de Murcia Classical Orchestra (Spain), Thessaloniki State Philharmonic Orchestra (Greece), Veneta Philharmonic Orchestra (Italy) and Brabants Orchestra from the Netherlands. She held concerts along with Gheorghe Zamfir at Carnegie Hall in New York, in Chicago, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. In 2012, Irina Iordachescu was invited to sing Musetta from „La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini, at the Glyndebourne Festival (UK).

Source:RRA.Translated by Miruna Matei

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