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Playlist of Romanian Cultural Institute

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  • The Romanian Cultural Institute promotes the national culture

    2:04

  • Mariana Preda - Christmas Celebrations at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York

    24:56

    Romanian Christmas Carols by Mariana Preda.

    #Panflute #ICR #NewYork

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  • Crai Nou/La nouvelle lune/New moon - Festival Diversite Culturelle 1 ed. Oct 2016

    5:32

    Crai Nou (La nouvelle lune/New moon) operetta by Ciprian Porumbescu.

    It is a deep, gloomy night in the Transylvanian mountains. Two runaway lovers wander the woods in search of shelter. Isolated in the dark heart of the evergreen forest, a village comes alive with laughter and song. It is the new moon making its way onto the sky, bringing about dreams of new love and happiness. Maidens and lads rejoice in its sight, chanting prayers to the mystical moon, who holds the power to reunite those in love.

    This is the opening scene to the very first, and probably most celebrated, Romanian operettas: CRAI NOU (New Moon/La nouvelle lune) by Ciprian Porumbescu. Written in 1881, the work is a passionate attempt to bring traditional and folklore themes into the classical realm of operatic composition. Porumbescu used a libretto by a famous Romanian poet, Vasile Alecsandri, as well as his extensive studies in classical music, to create a joyful, condensed operetta, met with incredible acclaim at the time of its premiere.

    Presented by the choir La Muse, from Montreal, conducted by Ioana German, featuring professional Romanian and Canadian soloists.
    Marina Negruta – soprano, Cristina Coatu – soprano (Brasov-Romania Opera), Liviu Iftene – tenor (Brasov-Romania Opera), Igor Antoci – baritone, Serghei Virticus – baritone, Jordan Delage – bass
    Ioana German – choir & orchestra conductor
    Orchestre La Muse
    Dance Ensemble HORA Montreal
    Eugenia Margineanu – scene director

    This event was organized by the association La Muse Heritage Musical in collaboration with: Romanian Cultural Institute, CCPE, Monica Ionescu, Caisse Populaire Desjardins Mont-Royal.

  • BET in Romanian Cultural Institute in Istanbul

    6:04

    Baroque Ensemble Transylvania in Istanbul

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  • Romanian Extraordinary Gala at Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - Part I www.aidaevents.ro

    17:23

    Intro 1 Martin-Ladislau Salamon (Director - Romanian Cultural Institute) 00:00
    Intro 2 Yair Stern (CEO - Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra) 00:25
    Israel's National Anthem: Hatikvah 00:45
    Romania's National Anthem: Deșteaptă-te, Române! 01:12
    1. M. Negrea: Izbuc 01:39 (Orchestra)
    2. J. Kerestely: Copacul 02:18 (Madeleine Pascu)
    3. G. Dendrino: Sărmane lăutar 02:57 (Andrei Manea)
    4. C. Porumbescu: Aria Dochiței 04:18 (Alina Dragnea)
    5. G. Dendrino: Aria Berthei 05:39 (Aida Pascu)
    6. M. Barberis: M-a trimis mama la vie 07:10 (Mirela Grădinaru)
    7. A. Eliade: Revedere 08:22 (Ștefan Ignat)
    8. F. Barbu: Aria Anei 09:14 (Madeleine Pascu)
    9. T. Brediceanu: Bade, pentru ochii tăi 10:47 (Alina Dragnea)
    10. T. Brediceanu: Cine m-aude cântând 12:11 (Mirela Grădinaru - Ștefan Ignat)
    11. G. Dendrino: Te iubesc 13:03 (Aida Pascu - Andrei Manea)
    12. G. Grigoriu: Muzica 16:05 (Tutti)

    Romanian Extraordinary Gala at Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,
    celebrating the National Independence Day of Romania.

    Characterised by uniqueness and originality, this rare collection of famous works and greatest hits from the Romanian creation were performed in a glamorous and shining concert by the beloved Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra along some of the greatest operatic voices and instrumental virtuosos from Romania, under the energetic baton of Ionut Pascu.
    The romantic scores, as well as the brand new orchestrations created by Ionut Pascu for this event sparked through this evening of Romanian delights.

    Gală organizată de Ionuț Pascu în colaborare cu ICR Tel Aviv și Jerusalem Symphony, cu ocazia Zilei Naționale a României.

    Un proiect Aida Events -

  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Introdukcja i rondo capriccioso

    6:18

    Camille Saint-Saëns - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

    Duo Stoica - Razvan Friedmann Stoica (skrzypce/violin, Rumunia/Romania), Andreea Friedmann Stoica (fortepian/piano, Rumunia/Romania)

    VI Dni Muzyki Feliksa Mendelssohna / 6th Felix Mendelssohn Music Days

    Koncert pod patronatem Rumuńskiego Instytutu Kultury w Warszawie
    Concert under the patronage of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw

    Centrum Kultury Żydowskiej, Kraków / Center for Jewish Culture, Cracow - 08.05.2011

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  • Paul Constantinescu Joc dobrogean Rebeca Omordia

    3:03

    31 august 2015, St Martin in the Fields, London
    Courtesy to Romanian Cultural Institute London

  • Anton Pann & Capisconne Electro Unity - Dealurile lui Adrian

    8:24

    Homevideo; this song is part of Emerging Landscapes, an album made by the two bands as being guests of Zagreb Music Fusion Project that took place from 2 to 9/07 2011. The project was organized by Nomad - association for the promotion of culture and arts in partnership with Romanian Cultural Institute, and supported by Croatian MInistry of Culture, City of Zagreb and Kamgrad objekti d.o.o.

  • Anton Pann & Capisconne Electro Unity: Transatlantic

    6:20

    Transatlantic (I. Kapec; the middle part them from Hora Morii, romanian tradtitional song) This song is part of Emerging Landscapes, an album made by the two bands as being guests of Zagreb Music Fusion Project that took place from 2 to 9/07 2011. The project was organized by Nomad - association for the promotion of culture and arts in partnership with Romanian Cultural Institute, and supported by Croatian MInistry of Culture, City of Zagreb and Kamgrad objekti d.o.o.

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  • Soprano Monica SCHWARTZ performs Israeli Anthem

    1:32

    Recorded at Romania National Day 2016 event organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel - December 2016

  • F. Liszt - Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

    17:36

    Romanian Cultural Institute Lunchtime Concert at St Martin in the Fields in London, July 19 2019

    Leona Crasi - piano
    Franz Liszt - Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2011

    10:37

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    'Beyond the Valley' by Michael Cretu (Romania). World Premiere.
    Performance and dialogue with the composer.
    Mihai Cocea (solo viola); Anda Anastasescu (piano and presenter); Alicja Smietana and Anca Campanie (violins); Daisy Spiers (viola); Nikolay Ginov (cello); Michael Cretu (double bass).

  • Baroque Ensemble Transylvania in Istanbul Romanian Cultural Institute in Istanbul

    3:02

    Baroque Ensemble Transylvania in Istanbul Romanian Cultural Institute in Istanbul

  • Dan Marginean - pianist

    3:31

    A short video presentation of Romanian pianist Dan Marginean.
    More info on

    Music (excerpts from):

    G.Enescu - Suite for piano solo op.10, no.2 in D major (Toccata & Sarabande)
    J.S.Bach/F.Busoni - Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
    J.Brahms - Sonata op.1, no.1 in C major (3rd Mvmt)
    L.Liebermann - Gargoyles op.29 (4th Mvmt)
    R.Schumann - Fantasiestucke op.73 (1st Mvmt)
    F.Schubert - Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands, D940
    D.Marginean - Concert paraphrase on Romanian folk tunes
    A.Piazzolla - The history of tango (3rd Mvmt)
    H.Wieniawski - Polonaise brillante op.4, no1. in D major
    J.Brahms - Zigeunerlieder op.103 (No.4)
    Cl.Debussy - Nuit d'étoiles
    D.Shostakovich - Trio op.8, no.1 in C minor
    A.Arensky - Piano Trio op.73, no.2 in F minor (1st Mvmt)
    R.Strauss - Allerseelen op.10, no.8

    Featuring:

    Leana Alkema (SA), cello
    Oxana Shevchenko (RU), piano
    Johanna Schwarzl (DE), flute
    Radu Ropotan (RO), violin
    Marina Viotti (SUI/F), mezzo
    Alexandra Dobos-Rodriguez (F), soprano
    Liubov Ulybysheva (RU), cello
    Fifi Olifant (SA), violin
    Thapelo Masita (SA), cello

    Locations:

    Salle Utopia 1, Haute Ecole de Musique, Lausanne
    Steinway Hall Suisse Romande, Lausanne
    Eglise Evangélique de la Pélisserie, Geneva
    St.Martin-in-the-Fields, London
    Chapelle de Couvet, Couvet
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London
    Place d'armes, Cully
    Yehudi Menuhin Forum, Bern
    Calvin Haus, Bern
    Romanian Cultural Institute, London
    Recital Hall, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

  • Gorka Hermosa - ANANTANGO

    6:28

    Pietro Roffi performs Anantango (from the Neotango Concerto) by Gorka Hermosa with the Romanian National Youth Orchestra directed by Gabriel Bebeselea.
    June 2, 2016 (Bucharest, Big Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum).

    Organization: Embassy of Italy in Romania and Italian Institute of Culture (Bucharest)

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2011

    19:41

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.

    Pre-concert talk with Romanian composer Lucian Zbarcea presented by pianist Anda Anastasescu; followed by the performance of 'A Lover's Promise' from 'A European Odyssey' CD Volume 1.

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    Performers:
    Huw Morgan - Trumpet
    Anda Anastasescu - Piano
    Dominika Rosiek - First Violin
    Alicja Smietana - Second Violin
    Mariya Sotirova - Viola
    Sagi Hartov - Cello
    Kai West - Double Bass

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2011

    3:24

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    Peter Nickol: 'The Grand Exciting Cause of Tides' (from 'Sea, Shore and Tide') World Premiere.
    Performed in the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.
    Ruxandra Cioranu (soprano); Anda Anastasescu (piano); Alicja Smietana and Anca Campanie (violins); Daisy Spiers (viola); Nikolay Ginov (cello); Michael Cretu (double bass).

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2010

    8:47

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    'Danse and Improvisation' by Michael Cretu. Performed by the composer.
    Presenter: pianist Anda Anastasescu

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2011

    20:36

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    'Three Baudelaire Songs' by Philip Cashian (Head of Composition, Royal Academy of Music, London). World Premiere supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation.
    Performance and dialogue with the composer.
    Ruxandra Cioranu (soprano); Anda Anastasescu (piano and presenter); Mihai Cocea (viola).

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2011

    9:04

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    Peter Nickol: 'Forever' (from 'Sea, Shore and Tide') World Premiere.
    Performance and dialogue with the composer.
    Ruxandra Cioranu (soprano); Anda Anastasescu (piano and presenter); Alicja Smietana and Anca Campanie (violins); Daisy Spiers (viola); Nikolay Ginov (cello); Michael Cretu (double bass).

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  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2010

    20:35

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    World Premiere: 'Marittimo' by Ivan Bozicevic.
    Performance and dialogue with the composer.
    Presenter: pianist Anda Anastasescu

  • London Schubert Players, Romanian Cultural Institute, London 2010

    17:45

    Invitation to Composers - a project supported by the European Commission.
    World Premiere: 'Winter Concerto' by Rodney Waschka II.
    Performance and dialogue with the composer.
    Presenter: pianist Anda Anastasescu

  • INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY, January 27, 2020, The Romanian Cultural Institute

    1:46:11

    ZIUA INTERNATIONALA DE COMEMORARE A VICTIMELOR HOLOCAUSTULUI, 27 Ianuarie 2020, Institutul Cultural Roman: Numeroase personalități din lumea culturală și diplomatică, elite din comunitatea evreiască printre care Iancu Zuckerman, supraviețuitorul progromului de la Iași din 29-30 iunie 1941, Andrei Oișteanu, istoric și scriitor, Aurel Vainer, președintele Federaţiei Comunităţilor Evreieşti din România, alături de ambasadorii Japoniei, Danemarcei, Ciprului, Croației, Rusiei, Irlandei, Greciei, Slovaciei, Macedoniei de Nord, vice-ambasadorul Israelului, consulul Spaniei, directorii de la British Council, Institutul Balassi și de la Forumul Cultural Austriac, au fost prezenți, luni seară, în Sala Mare a ICR, pentru a marca Ziua Internațională de Comemorare a Victimelor Holocaustului, stabilită pe 27 ianuarie. Institutul Cultural Român, gazda evenimentului, a fost reprezentat prin președintele interimar, Mirel Taloș, moderatorul serii fiind regizorul si actorul Dan Schlanger, președintele Festivalului de Film Evreiesc.
    Evenimentul de la ICR a cuprins momente de reculegere, rugăciuni, litanii, momente poetice și muzicale emoționante dedicate comemorării victimelor Holocaustului, expoziția de pictură „Tinerii din România împreună împotriva urii și a antisemitismului, pentru o lume a păcii și a înțelegerii”. Recitalul muzical a fost susținut de compozitorul și violoncelistul Șerban Nichifor, alături de pianistul Emanuel Pusztai, cantorul Federatiei Comunitatilor Evreiesti din Romania, de violonista Corina Bololoi, profesoara la Universitatea Nationala de Muzica Bucuresti, de Eduard Iosif Antal, organistul Catedralei Sfântul Iosif din București și de solista Maya Ciosa. În continuare, a fost proiectat filmul documentar „Itinerarii evreiești în România, ce a prezentat sinagogi din România, adevărate bijuterii arhitectonice, și cimitire evreiești de la Săpânța până la Ștefănești, de la Botoșani până la Siret.
    Evenimentul a fost organizat de Institutul Cultural Român, Bucharest Jewish Festival, Federația Comunităților Evreiești din România, Fundația Filderman, JCC București, Institutul Italian de Cultură din București, Editura Polirom.
    #holocaust #victime #27anuarie #comemorarevictime #icr #federatiacomunitatilorevreiesti #fundatiafilderman #zicomemorarevictimeholocaust,

  • George Enesco : Andante Religioso

    6:30

    Anca Iarosevici Viola da Gamba
    Bogdan Mihailescu Guitar

    played at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London/United Kingdom - 4th June 2015

  • Soprano Monica SCHWARTZ performs Israeli Anthem

    1:33

    Recorded at Romania National Day 2015 event organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel - December 2015

  • BOg @ Romanian Embassy for Cercle

    1:38:33

    BOg playing a DJ set in the beautiful Romanian Embassy in Paris for Cercle.

    A concert on the initiative of the Romanian Cultural Institute of Paris ( in the context of the France-Romanian Season 2019 (

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    Video credits:

    Artist: BOg
    Venue: Romanian Embassy
    Produced by Cercle
    Executive producers: Philippe Tuchmann & Derek Barbolla
    Film directed by: Pol Souchier & Derek Barbolla
    Directors of photography: Jérémie Tridard & Mathieu Glissant
    Sound engineer: Timothée Renard assisted by Aurélien Moisan
    Road: Vincent Veheme
    Sound mastering: Michel Avannier
    Stage manager: Fabrice Marchand
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    Special thanks to Institut Français, Institut Culturel Roumain, the Romanian Embassy and Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes.

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    This artistic performance has been recorded live.

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  • Dual Lyric Timpuri Noi Perfect

    4:04

    Timpuri Noi, and underground Romanian band, will be performing in Extremely Hungary's Rebel Waltz this November ( Photo credits: Cristian Luca, Timpuri Noi & The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. Translated by: RCINY

  • LIVE din Tel Aviv // Ester Peony - On a Sunday @ Institutul Cultural Roman

    3:01

    Ester Peony interpreteaza piesa On a Sunday la Institutul Cultural Roman (ICR) din Tel Aviv, cu ocazia unui eveniment special pentru delegatia Romaniei la Eurovision 2019. Evenimentul a fost organizat de ICR, in colaborare cu Televiziunea Romana, Ambasada Republicii Moldova si Centrul Cultural Enav.

    Ester Peony performs On a Sunday at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv on the occasion of a special event for the Romanian delegation at Eurovision 2019. The event was organized by ICR, in collaboration with the Romanian National Television (TVR), Embassy of the Republic of Moldova and Enav Cultural Center - Tel Aviv.


  • Gorka Hermosa - EKÌA

    5:34

    Pietro Roffi performs Ekìa (from the Neotango Concerto) by Gorka Hermosa with the Romanian National Youth Orchestra directed by Gabriel Bebeselea.
    June 2, 2016 (Bucharest, Big Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum).

    Organization: Embassy of Italy in Romania and Italian Institute of Culture (Bucharest)

  • LIVE din Tel Aviv // Anna Odobescu - recital @ Institutul Cultural Roman

    12:26

    Anna Odobescu, reprezentanta Moldovei la Eurovision 2019, in recital la Institutul Cultural Roman (ICR) din Tel Aviv, cu ocazia unui eveniment special pentru delegatia Romaniei la Eurovision 2019. Recitalul contine interpretari ale pieselor Stay, Think, Ioane, Ioane si Hora din Moldova. Evenimentul a fost organizat de ICR, in colaborare cu Televiziunea Romana, Ambasada Republicii Moldova si Centrul Cultural Enav.

    Anna Odobescu, representative of Moldova at Eurovision 2019, in a recital at the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Tel Aviv, on the occasion of a special event for the Romanian delegation at Eurovision 2019. The recital contains interpretations of Stay, Think, Ioane, Ioane and Hora din Moldova. The event was organized by ICR, in collaboration with the Romanian National Television (TVR), Embassy of the Republic of Moldova and Enav Cultural Center.


  • 19 Questions with Alexandra Dariescu

    3:50

    In the first instalment of our new 19 Questions series, we talk to acclaimed concert pianist Alexandra Dariescu.

    Alexandra will perform two Piano Concertos with the RPO on 28th November at Cadogan Hall, supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

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  • Astor Piazzolla - OBLIVION

    4:24

    Pietro Roffi performs Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla with the Romanian National Youth Orchestra directed by Gabriel Bebeselea.
    June 2, 2016 (Bucharest, Big Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum)

    Organization: Embassy of Italy in Romania and Italian Institute of Culture (Bucharest)

  • Intre Orient si Occident, Dai sti sufletelul meu & Uskudar & Apo xeno & iranian song.avi

    9:02

    Between Orient and Occident

    04.12.2011, The Concert Hall Studio Mihail Jora of The House of National Radio.
    A project by Romanian Culture Institute & Association for Culture and Tradition Anton Pann



    Constantin Raileanu - art conductor
    Oana Lucia Benko - art & project manager


    Fikret Karakaya - ceng, voice
    Andrei Zamfir -baglama
    Petros Papagiorgiou - bendir, darbuka
    Alina Constanta Horez - violin
    Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - oud, voice
    Alexandru Stoica - oud
    Kiya Tabassian - setar, voice
    Constantin Raileanu - darbuka, voice
    Neva Ozgen - kemence
    Ion Marinescu Turla - sehrud
    Cosmin Stan - vocal
    Stefan Aurel Stefan - vocal
    Cristian Nica - vocal

  • „Central and Eastern European Countries Arts Cooperation Forum”

    3:15

    Declarația de la Chengdu privind cooperarea în domeniul artelor (2019-2020) între China și țările din Europa Centrală și de Est

    În spiritul întâlnirilor dintre liderii de la China și țările din Europa Centrală și de Est începând cu 2012 și al consensului Orientărilor de cooperare dintre China și țările din Europa Centrală și de Est din 2016, pentru a pune în aplicare Planul de cooperare culturală dintre China și țările din Europa Centrală și de Est pentru anii 2018-2019,
    adoptată de cel de-al treilea Forum ministerial privind cooperarea culturală, reprezentanți artistici din Albania, Bosnia și Herțegovina, Bulgaria, Republica Populară Chineză, Croația, Cehia, Estonia, Ungaria, Letonia, Lituania, Macedonia, Muntenegru, Polonia, România, Serbia, Slovacia și Slovenia, s-au reunit la Chengdu, China, în perioada 10-15 iunie 2018, cu prilejul celui de-al doilea Forum de cooperare în domeniul artelor dintre China și țările din Europa Centrală și de Est (denumit în continuare „Forumul”). Evenimentul a fost organizat de Ministerul Culturii și Turismului din Republica Populară Chineză și de Guvernul Popular al provinciei Sichuan. Din partea Institutului Cultural Român, cu sprijinul ICR Beijing, la eveniment a participat vicepreședintele Institutului Cultural Român, domnul Krizbai Béla Dan.

    Co-sponsorizat de Ministerul Culturii și Turismului din RPC și guvernul provinciei Sichuan și co-organizat de guvernul municipal Chengdu și Departamentul provinciei culturale din provincia Sichuan, evenimentul este dedicat aprofundării schimbului în
    domeniul artei între China și 16 țări din Europa Centrală și de Est (CEEC). Forumul se organizează la fiecare doi ani, prima ediție având loc la Beijing, în 2016.
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    In accordance with the spirit of the meetings between leaders from
    China and Central and Eastern European Countries since 2012 and the consensus of the 2016 Riga Guidelines for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, in order to implement the Cultural Cooperation Plan between China and Central and East European Countries for the Years 2018-2019 adopted by the 3rd Ministerial Forum on Cultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, and to
    consolidate and expand the achievements of the st Forum on Arts Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, artistic representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, gathered in Chengdu, China between 10 and 15th of June 2018, on the occasion of the 2nd Forum on Arts Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (hereinafter referred to as “the Forum”). Krizbai Béla Dan, vice-president of the Romanian Cultural Institute, said that „a common cultural forum must be established to promote dialogues among countries with different histories and cultures so as to respond to the challenges facing contemporary art and culture.” Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the PRC and Sichuan Government, and co-organized by the Chengdu Municipal Government and Sichuan Department of Culture, the event is committed to deepening the exchange in the realm of art between China and 16 central and eastern European countries (CEEC). The Forum is held every two years. The first edition of the Forum was held in Beijing in 2016.

  • Johannes Brahms Trio in A minor op. 114

    23:09

    Horia Dumitrache (clarinet),
    Razvan Suma (cello),
    Toma Popovici (piano).

    31.05.2014
    Budapest Music Center.
    Concert organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

    Sound: Attila Gorog

  • Wild Garden: Marius Ungureanu

    57:24

    MERIDIAN International Festival SONIC GARDENS, Bucharest
    Monday, 4.11.19 - Auditorium Hall - The National University of Music in Bucharest
    WILD GARDEN Series
    Grădina lui Marius / Marius' Garden
    Marius Ungureanu - viola, voice, improvisation, electronics, concept, scenography
    Sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute
    Video: Sorin Antonescu, Petrică Mitu

  • Neta Soare Spectacol Istanbul

    2:08

    Licență “Royalty-Free” Creative Commons License Neta Soare
    Contact:0744 555 423
    Romanian Cultural Institute in Istanbul
    Institutul Cultural “Dimitrie Cantemir” din Istanbul, spectacol susținut de Ansamblul Profesionist pentru Promovarea Culturii Tradiționale Doina Oltului la Biserica Ortodoxă Sfânta Muceniță Paraschieva din cartierul Haskoy.


    netasoare24@gmail.com
    neta_soare24@yahoo.com
    S-a născut în Giuvărăşti- jud.Olt, pe ritmuri populare. Oamenii locului iubeau nespus acest gen de muzică, aşa că nu a trecut mult şi fetiţa cu ochi mari avea să-şi manifeste şi ea dragostea pentru arta populară. O dată cu primele cuvinte, au venit şi primele melodii fredonate. De atunci nu s-a mai oprit. Învăţa foarte repede toate versurile melodiilor ce-i ajungeau la ureche şi apoi le dădea o nouă conotaţie, căci, în interpretarea sa, ele sunau cu totul şi cu totul altfel. În scurtă vreme, toată lumea avea să sesizeze talentul micuţei, care însufleţea fiecare sărbătoare a satului sau fiecare serbare. Toată lumea dorea s-o asculte pe fetiţa aceea ce purta cu mândrie costumul popular moştenit de la bunica sa. Anii au trecut, iar adolescenta Neta Soare nu şi-a uitat dragostea dintâi, muzica populară, chiar dacă părăsise de ceva timp leagănul copilăriei şi se desprinsese de locul în care arta era un lucru sfânt. Ba, mai mult, a început cursurile Şcolii Populare de Artă din Craiova. I-au îndrumat paşii profesorii Paula Dogăroiu, Lucian Iordăchescu. O atenţie deosebită îi acordase şi profesoara de muzică de la Colegiul Naţional „Fraţii Buzeşti“, simţind că Neta Soare avea un talent deosebit de a interpreta muzică populară. Au urmat apoi primele apariţii pe o scenă adevărată. De aici nu a mai fost decât un pas până la recunoaşterea muncii sale, cea dintâi distincţie, trofeul festivalului de muzică populară „Corabia de aur“. Premiul cel mare avea să-l primească însă mai târziu: „Au fost multe premii, numeroase menţiuni, toate importante pentru artista de ieri şi de astăzi, dar cel mai important premiu pentru mine este cel din partea publicului, care îmi iubeşte cântecul. Aplauzele lui fac mai mult decât toate trofeele la un loc“, a precizat artista Ansamblului Folcloric „Maria Tănase“.

    Debutul radiofonic al Netei Soare a avut loc în 1982, iar cel discografic, în 1991. Bineînţeles că din CV-ul cântăreţei nu puteau lipsi numeroase premii primite la diferite concursuri, Premiul I la Festivalul „Corabia de Aur“; Premiul I în 1986, la Festivalul „Porţile de Fier“ (Orşova); Premiul II în 1987, la Festivalul „Floare de pe Bărăgan“ (Slobozia); Premiul II în 1987, la Festivalul „Argeşule, plai de dor“ (Piteşti), dar şi albume încununate de succes, printre care
    Petrecere la români (1997),
    Hai cu noi să petreci iară (1999),
    Cântă, lăutare, cântă (2000),
    Soarele de dimineaţă (2002),
    De băiatul meu mi-e drag (2004),
    Viata lasa-ma asa (2007),
    Am muncit un an intreg (2011)

    Piese promovate de artista

    Mai barbate ce sa-ti fac, Lacrima de mama frige, Neicuta al naibii esti, Am muncit un an intreg, Cand te-nveti cu dragostea, Ce frumoasa este viata, Ce greu e sa fii copila, Nu pot neica fara tine, Am dusmance mii si sute, De-ar da Dumnezeu o lege, Trece viata an de an, Am iubit si-am suferit, Am albit si-mi sade bine, De m-as face o pasarea, Canta cucu in zavoi, Daca mor astazi sau maine, Vinul este leac la toate, Doua vieti dac-ai trai, Ca sa mearga bine casa, Dor de mama, Oi canta cu drag in lume, Am stat si m-am socotit, Baiatul meu a crescut, Departe in strainatate, La Corabia la balci, Nu e frumos ce-i frumos, Primenit si parfumat, Viata lasa-ma asa, Bate vntul si frunza, Anii si tineretea, Maria, Sus pe culmea mica, Ai plecat de langa mine, Toti anii trecuti se vad, Am plecat in lumea larga, Soarele de dimineata, As da timpul inapoi, Cu primarul sa vorbesc, Cine-n viata a crezut, Ce crezusi dada Costica, Are neica ibovnica, Aoleu dada Anica, De-as putea cumpara zile, Omule cat esti pe lume, Omul cu zambet pe fata, Cel mai bun tata din lume, Ma bate vantul ma bate, De ce sa mai fac avere, Asta-i mintea de roman, Langa mama langa tata, Neicuta cu ochii dulci, Am iubit doi ochi albastri, De baiatul meu mi-e drag, Intr-o seara-ntunecata, Asta-i nunta nu e gluma, Mai Marine tu esti beat, La multi ani maicuta buna, Primare sa ne traiesti, Mi-au iesit de ieri la tample, Prieteni am fost mereu, Nu mai e tata-n putere, Nu fi neica suparat, Cand mi-oi insura baiatul, Ai plecat de langa mine, Dragul meu militaras, Ai imbatranit Costica, Lasa-ma Doamne sa mor ;

  • Lazaridis talks about MOYSA - a musical miracle in contemporary Greece

    12:36

    A few words about MOYSA:

    Since 2010, International pianist, composer and artistic director of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organisation George Emmanuel Lazaridis developed substantial educational tools in collaboration with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Istanbul's Music for Peace Foundation and other partners. Working alongside a team of distinguished colleagues and friends at the TCH, his aim was to create a model contemporary society of young musicians, based in Thessaloniki-Greece, amidst one of the worst socioeconomic crisis in the state’s history.

    With the support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Creative Europe fund, EUYO as well as various other local and international partners, G.E.L. established MOYSA, under the auspices of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall:
    a 90-member orchestra of talented young Greek musicians aged 8 to 25 years old, derived from the widest possible social spectrum.

    Moysa was officially established in march 2015 and has since embarked on a flourishing creative journey, consisting of seminars, workshops, concerts, educational visits to local schools and hospitals, as well as important international collaborations with great conductors such as Daniel Ghatti, Li Biao, Yuri Azevedo, Petr Altrichter and many more, soloists such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Vadim Repin, Barbara Hendricks, G.E.Lazaridis and others, ensembles and renowned symphony orchestras such as the Royal Consertgebouw Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro All Scala Orchestra and many more.

    Amongst the priorities of this el Sistema inspired venture, has always been to provide a lasting artistic fabric for guarding society’s coherence and integrity, while educating musical youth into socially aware and active community members. Within this frame, amongst many other educational and performing initiatives, both local and international, recent special collaborative concerts have included side by side concerts with children and adult musicians from local refugee camps, collaborations with the newly established El Sistema of Athens, performances in financial aid of refugees under the auspices of the UN and much more.

    Theodor Papadimitriou, a specially talented young conductor, cellist, pianist and composer, has been selected as Moysa’s musical leader. Since 2015, Theodor has achieved amazing artistic progress, while maintaining close and meaningful relationships with almost the entire spectrum of musical youth in contemporary Greece.


    The Documentary:

    22 April 2017 – “Dialogue” - Greek National TV, ERT3

    MOYSA - Thessaloniki’s international Youth Orchestra founded by G. E. Lazaridis under the auspices of is presented on the Greek National Television ERT3 - April 2017

    ------------------------

    Τι συνδέει μια συμφωνική ορχήστρα στην Θεσσαλονίκη με μια ομάδα μπάσκετ στο κέντρο της Αθήνας; Η κάμερα μπήκε σε δυο μεγάλες «οικογένειες», μία μουσική και μια αθλητική, που υπερασπίζονται την φιλοσοφία της ανοιχτής κοινωνίας και προάγουν το ομαδικό πνεύμα. Από τις πρόβες των νεαρών καλλιτεχνών της MOYSA στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης βρεθήκαμε στο συνοικιακό γηπεδάκι από όπου αναδείχτηκε ο Γιάννης Αντετοκούνμπο και παρακολουθήσαμε τις προπονήσεις των παιδιών του Αθλητικού Ομίλου «Τρίτων».

    Παραγωγή:Bold is Missing
    Σκηνοθέτης: Νικόλας Ποττάκης
    Αρχισυνταξία: Σάκης Ιωαννίδης
    Δ/ντής Φωτογραφίας: Ιωάννης Κανάκης
    Καλλιτεχνικός σύμβουλος: Στέφανος Νόλλας
    Ηχολήπτης: Στέλιος Κουπετώρης
    Μοντάζ: Γεώργιος Ζαφείρης
    Διευθ. παραγωγής Γιώργος Αλεξιάδης
    Δημοσ. επιμέλεια: Μάγια Αλεξιάδου
    Εκτέλεση παραγωγής: ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ Ι. ΠΟΤΤΑΚΗΣ / Bold is Missing

    Κατηγορία: ΔΙΑΛΟΓΟΣ, ΕΡΤ3
    Eτικέτες: ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗ, ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗ-ΕΡΤ3, ΕΡΤ3

    To watch the Whole Documentary, visit the official Greek National TV website, below (no subtitles):

  • Non accedit ad te malum NCH 2014

    2:07

    'Non accedit ad te malum' by the Irish composer Shaun Davey, from SUNT ANGELIS, his suite of Latin Psalms. Perfomed by the Men's Choir of the Sibiu Theology College, Sibiu , with Ladies of the Dunlaoghaire Choral Society and the RTECO conducted by David Brophy. The concert took place at the National Concert Hall, Dublin supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute, RTE and the Romanian Embassy, Dublin..

  • Astor Piazzolla - VIOLENTANGO

    4:24

    Pietro Roffi performs Violentango by Astor Piazzolla with the Romanian National Youth Orchestra directed by Gabriel Bebeselea.
    June 2, 2016 (Bucharest, Big Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum)

    Organization: Embassy of Italy in Romania and Italian Institute of Culture (Bucharest)

  • 2017 UK Tour by Nigerian pianist Rebeca Omordia & Romanian cellist Razvan Suma

    47

    Promotional Igbo feature by Fourchiefs for Igbo Amaka BEN TV
    Tour dates:
    8 March - Hertford College, Oxford University
    9 March - Enescu Series, Romanian Cultural Institute, Hyde Park Corner
    10 March - Birmingham and Midland Institute
    13 March - Blackheath Halls
    14 March - Cheltenham Town Hall
    17 March – St James’s Piccadilly, London
    20 March - St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

  • Pop and Shop Brussels

    6:01

    European Fashion and Design Market organised by EUNIC Brussels. 43 designers from 8 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain)

    More info:

    Organizers: EUNIC Brussels – Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Centre, Permanent representation of Estonia to the EU, Ballassi Institute, Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU, Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels, Romanian Cultural Institute and Instituto Cervantes/Embassy of Spain.

    AUTHOR: Guntars Birznieks

  • Soprano Monica SCHWARTZ performs Romanian Anthem

    2:41

    Recorded at Romania National Day 2015 event organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Che gelida manina - Corneliu Fanateanu

    4:27

    Fanateanu Corneliu Antoniu opera/operetta (Romanian tenor), lied and oratorio, professor (born 18 Jan 1933)
    Musical studies Cluj Conservatory (1951 1956), with Albert d'André
    He improved his skills at Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma
    Soloist at: Cluj Romanian Opera(1954-1960), Bucharest Doina Army Choir Ensemble(1962 1964), Bucharest Romanian Opera(1964 1988).Here he was also adjunct-artistic director(1976 1982)
    Cultural attache at Romanian Embassy in Roma(1990 1991)
    He was also an excellent voice coach: Cluj Conservatory assistant (1960 1961), professor at Theatrical Art Institute Bucharest(1974 1976), professor at Bucharest Romanian Opera(1985 1988, 1992 1996), professor in Spain(1998), art speaking and voice coaching chair at Constanta Theological Institute.
    Lyric tenor with large vocal ambitus, with a high register of extraordinary clearness, Fanateanu distinguished oneself by theatrical expressiveness, sobriety of character interpretation, strictness of scores respecting, clearly diction, but above all natural expression of music, coloured with elegant phrasing, full of expressiveness.
    His lyric-dramatic repertoire contains Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, L'elisir d'amore, Lucia di Lamermoor, Faust, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, Un ballo in maschera, Falstaff, La Bohéme, Nabucco, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Freischütz, The bartered Bride, Lakmé, Boris Godunov, Aleko, Prince Igor, Andrea Chenier, Evgheni Onegin, Pique Dame, Jenufa, Tannhäuser,Walkiria,and Romanian operas Pana Lesnea Rusalim(Constantinescu), Neamul Soimarestilor(Jarda), Ion Voda cel Cumplit, Orfeu(Dumitrescu), Horia(Bretan), operetta Merry widow, Let me sing(Dendrino), Ana Lugojana(Barbu). In concert : Alcesta, Ifigenia in Taurida, Idomeneo, Faust(Schumann) , Speaking portrett(Gretry), Persephone(Stravinski), One night in Venezia(J. Strauss)
    Vocal symphonic repertoire: Fight between Phoebus and Pan(Bach), IX Symphony(Beethoven), Requiem(Mozart and Verdi), Damnation de Faust(Berlioz), Lupta cu inertia(Vieru), Cantata no. 2 (Niculescu), Constelatia omului(Olah).
    Prizes: Vienna World Youth Festival(1959), Geneva(1959), Prague Springtime(1960) Czech Medal Bedrich Smetana for role of Jenik from The bartered bride(1974).
    Tournaments: Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, ex-Jugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Turkey, Israel, Singapore etc.
    Conducters: Nello Santi, Garry Bertini, Edgard Doneaux, Paul Klecki, Ruslan Raicev, Kurt Wöss, Francesco de Masi, Alexandr Ceakarov, Zeliko Straka, Richard Heimann, M. Jean Mayland.
    Stage managers: Erhard Fischer, Dmitri Alfred Woopmann, Petrica Ionescu.
    Stage partners: Aldo Protti, Giuseppe Tadei, Nikolai Ghiaurov, Nicola Ghiuselev, Wieslan Ochmann, Gian Giaccomo Guelfi, Nicola Martinucci, Radmila Bakocevici, Grace Bumbry, Helen Donath, Mady Mesplé, Gundula Janowitz, Erzsebet Hazy, Ingeborg Hallstein, Theresa Zylis-Gara, Yvette Perrin, Maria Napier etc.
    He made a lot of musical recordings with opera and operetta arias, complete operas(Tosca, Turandot, Young opera singers-Balkanton), and Romanian folk songs(Ileana,Ileana; Of, dor, dor, dor-Brailoiu). As well he played in a Romanian movie,Darcle, role of Gr. Gabrielescu, director Mihai Iacob 1960.
    Distinction of honour: 2004 Excellence diploma from Romanian National Opera
    2004 Cultural Order (Commander) in Art of Performance
    2006 Honoris Causa title Babes Bolyai Cluj University

  • LIVE din Tel Aviv // Ester Peony - De-ai fi tu salcie la mal @ Institutul Cultural Roman

    2:25

    Ester Peony interpreteaza slagarul De-ai fi tu salcie la mal la Institutul Cultural Roman (ICR) din Tel Aviv, cu ocazia unui eveniment special pentru delegatia Romaniei la Eurovision 2019. Evenimentul a fost organizat de ICR, in colaborare cu Televiziunea Romana, Ambasada Republicii Moldova si Centrul Cultural Enav.

    Ester Peony performs De-ai fi tu salcie la mal at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv on the occasion of a special event for the Romanian delegation at Eurovision 2019. The event was organized by ICR, in collaboration with the Romanian National Television (TVR), Embassy of the Republic of Moldova and Enav Cultural Center - Tel Aviv.


  • Nigerian - Romanian pianist REBECA OMORDIA plays The Island Spell by John Ireland

    3:19

    Nigerian - Romanian pianist REBECA OMORDIA plays The Island Spell from Decorations by John Ireland at the Romanian Cultural Institute in new York, 7th June 2019

  • Soprano Monica SCHWARTZ performs Romanian Anthem 2016

    2:19

    Recorded at Romania National Day 2016 Event organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 2016

  • Soprano Monica SCHWARTZ performs Romania Anthem Desteapta-te Romane

    2:59

    Recorded at Romania National Day 2017 event organized by Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) and Embassy of Romania at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel - November 2017

  • Kira Kiralina I-st A part Anton Pann Ensemble & Mahmoud Chouki, Tawfik Belkhdar, Roaa

    43:24

    Spectacolul-concert KIRA KIRALINA a fost susținut de Anton Pann Ensemble și a fost construit în jurul baladei omonime, reiterând, prin intermediul muzicii și al video-proiecției, o ipotetică peregrinare din apele Dunării în cele ale Mediteranei, pe urmele preafrumoasei Kira, din România până în Maroc, trecând prin Bulgaria, Grecia, Turcia, Egipt, Tunisia și Spania.
    Alături de muzicienii români, au fost prezenți pe scenă și trei artiști marocani de marcă: Mahmoud Chouki – chitară și louthar, Tawfik Belkhdar – percuții, Roaa – voce, care au completat exotica poveste. Muzica propusă de artiști este una sincretică ce îmbină jazz-ul cu sonoritățile arhaice specifice fiecărei culturi amintită în spectacol.
    La limita dintre realitate și legendă, povestea tinerei hangițe Kira Kiralina din portul Brăilei străbate timpul, fascinând scriitori, cineaști și muzicieni, deopotrivă prin dramatismul și parfumul oriental ce emană din fiecare scenă istorisită.

    Anton Pann Ensemble is one of the most popular chamber groups in the context of old Romanian music. This fact is not by chance. It is due to the performances of the members both from an interpretative point of view, as well as in the undertaken of these research, the ensemble being founded by the composer, conductor and byzantine music specialist Constantin Raileanu. Thus, it is evident the enthusiastic reaction of the public to the proposal launched by the ensemble Anton Pann, a concert-show based on the Kira Kiralina ballad.
    The premise of the event was to present a musical route of the heroine, starting with the Braila area music, passing through the Mediterranean space music and reaching the area of Morocco at the narrative end of the ballad. Beyond the Balcano-Mediterranean music presented along the way, the public also enjoyed the improvisation moments of the musicians.
    What you will hear tonight is a version of this story--Kira Kiralina. But in order to have the reason to create this wonderful meeting that we were repeating in fact – it happened for the first time last year in Morocco, when we were invited by the French Cultural Institute and together with the musicians you will see tonight we created this project, Kira Kiralina, designed to explore the fertile and colourful sonorities of the rich and fascinating Mediterranean space from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Spain, to Morocco.
    Therefore, what we present this evening is not necessarily the sad story of the Kira that has been kidnapped, it is actually the reason that allowed us this cultural journey from Romania to Morocco.– said Constantin Raileanu, founder of the ensemble Anton Pann, in the opening of the concert.
    Along with the Romanian musicians:
    Constantin Raileanu -vocals, kanun and musical coordinator
    Sabin Penea – violin
    Alexandru Stoica – Oud (short-neck lute)
    Andrei Nitescu – cello
    Issa Garfi – flute/Bansouri/ney
    have completed the exotic story three gifted Moroccan artists :
    Mahmoud Chouki – guitar and louthar
    Tawfik Belkhdar – percussion
    Roaa – Vocals
    The proposed music is syncretic, combining jazz with archaic musicality specific to the cultural spaces through which the ballad takes us. On the verge of reality and legend, the story of the young innkeeper Kira Kiralina from Braila crosses times, fascinating writers, filmmakers and musicians, both by its thrill and by the oriental fragrance emanating from every scene.
    Concert repertoire included musical pieces from the Love Hospital collection, by Anton Pann, and from Romanian, Turkish, Egyptian or Tunisian folklore, as well as musical pieces composed by the members of the ensemble and their guests.
    The most appauded moments were the pieces composed by Mahmoud Chouki, combining North African stylistics with harmonic jazz language.
    Among the main attractions of the evening were the digital animations on the walls of the Radio Hall, exceptionally designed by Oana Benko Raileanu, meant to help the public to visualise certain narrative scenes, which is a novelty in the context of old Romanian music.
    This show is part of the series of exceptional events organized by Anton Pann Ensemble, such artistic initiatives are necessary and, obviously, admirable.
    Computerland Romania has supported as the main sponsor the organization of the show Kira Kiralina on 29 September at the Radio Hall, in the interpretation of the Anton Pann Ensemble .



  • Kira Kiralina I-st B part Anton Pann Ensemble & Mahmoud Chouki, Tawfik Belkhdar, Roaa

    42:14

    Spectacolul-concert KIRA KIRALINA a fost susținut de Anton Pann Ensemble și a fost construit în jurul baladei omonime, reiterând, prin intermediul muzicii și al video-proiecției, o ipotetică peregrinare din apele Dunării în cele ale Mediteranei, pe urmele preafrumoasei Kira, din România până în Maroc, trecând prin Bulgaria, Grecia, Turcia, Egipt, Tunisia și Spania.
    Alături de muzicienii români, au fost prezenți pe scenă și trei artiști marocani de marcă: Mahmoud Chouki – chitară și louthar, Tawfik Belkhdar – percuții, Roaa – voce, care au completat exotica poveste. Muzica propusă de artiști este una sincretică ce îmbină jazz-ul cu sonoritățile arhaice specifice fiecărei culturi amintită în spectacol.
    La limita dintre realitate și legendă, povestea tinerei hangițe Kira Kiralina din portul Brăilei străbate timpul, fascinând scriitori, cineaști și muzicieni, deopotrivă prin dramatismul și parfumul oriental ce emană din fiecare scenă istorisită.

    Anton Pann Ensemble is one of the most popular chamber groups in the context of old Romanian music. This fact is not by chance. It is due to the performances of the members both from an interpretative point of view, as well as in the undertaken of these research, the ensemble being founded by the composer, conductor and byzantine music specialist Constantin Raileanu. Thus, it is evident the enthusiastic reaction of the public to the proposal launched by the ensemble Anton Pann, a concert-show based on the Kira Kiralina ballad.
    The premise of the event was to present a musical route of the heroine, starting with the Braila area music, passing through the Mediterranean space music and reaching the area of Morocco at the narrative end of the ballad. Beyond the Balcano-Mediterranean music presented along the way, the public also enjoyed the improvisation moments of the musicians.
    What you will hear tonight is a version of this story--Kira Kiralina. But in order to have the reason to create this wonderful meeting that we were repeating in fact – it happened for the first time last year in Morocco, when we were invited by the French Cultural Institute and together with the musicians you will see tonight we created this project, Kira Kiralina, designed to explore the fertile and colourful sonorities of the rich and fascinating Mediterranean space from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Spain, to Morocco.
    Therefore, what we present this evening is not necessarily the sad story of the Kira that has been kidnapped, it is actually the reason that allowed us this cultural journey from Romania to Morocco.– said Constantin Raileanu, founder of the ensemble Anton Pann, in the opening of the concert.
    Along with the Romanian musicians:
    Constantin Raileanu -vocals, kanun and musical coordinator
    Sabin Penea – violin
    Alexandru Stoica – Oud (short-neck lute)
    Andrei Nitescu – cello
    Issa Garfi – flute/Bansouri/ney
    have completed the exotic story three gifted Moroccan artists :
    Mahmoud Chouki – guitar and louthar
    Tawfik Belkhdar – percussion
    Roaa – Vocals
    The proposed music is syncretic, combining jazz with archaic musicality specific to the cultural spaces through which the ballad takes us. On the verge of reality and legend, the story of the young innkeeper Kira Kiralina from Braila crosses times, fascinating writers, filmmakers and musicians, both by its thrill and by the oriental fragrance emanating from every scene.
    Concert repertoire included musical pieces from the Love Hospital collection, by Anton Pann, and from Romanian, Turkish, Egyptian or Tunisian folklore, as well as musical pieces composed by the members of the ensemble and their guests.
    The most appauded moments were the pieces composed by Mahmoud Chouki, combining North African stylistics with harmonic jazz language.
    Among the main attractions of the evening were the digital animations on the walls of the Radio Hall, exceptionally designed by Oana Benko Raileanu, meant to help the public to visualise certain narrative scenes, which is a novelty in the context of old Romanian music.
    This show is part of the series of exceptional events organized by Anton Pann Ensemble, such artistic initiatives are necessary and, obviously, admirable.
    Computerland Romania has supported as the main sponsor the organization of the show Kira Kiralina on 29 September at the Radio Hall, in the interpretation of the Anton Pann Ensemble .



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