Depeche Mode, Andrea Bocelli and Joe Satriani in concert in Bucharest


The month of May brings to the Capital several great musicians, some of whom for the first time ever in this country – Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Satriani and Andrea Bocelli – while others visited Bucharest before – Depeche Mode, Michael Bolton and Megadeth.

After the Dark Tranquility and Tarja Turunen concerts, it’s now time for the Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra to showcase the classically re-arranged music of the legendary “The Beatles”, at Palace Hall, Monday, May 13, 8.00 pm. On May 14, also at 8.00 pm, The Count Basie Orchestra, winner of no fewer than 17 Grammy Awards, will play live at Palace Hall, with 30-year-old singer Brianna Thomas. The Depeche Mode concert at the National arena, May 15, is one of the most eagerly expected musical events of this year. The concert is part of the band’s European tour that kicked off in Tel Aviv May 7 and wrap up in Minsk, July 29.

The band, which redefined electronic music, is back with a grand show.  F.O.X, also British band, is the opening act.Bucharesters will have the opportunity to hear some great musical comedy at ArCuB, 15-19 May from Voca People, who play an original combination of a capella music and beatbox, which allows them to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra without using any musical instrument actually. Michael Bolton will be back for the fifth time to Romania for a concert at Bucharest’s Palace Hall, May 16, 8.00 pm with a set sure to include many of his beautiful love songs. Guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani will play Palace Hall for the first time ever, May 20, 8.00 pm. Joe Satriani became known for the first time worldwide with his 1987 album “Surfing with the Alien”. Ten million album copies, 14 Grammy nominations and several other prizes later, Satriani continues being adored by fans the world over. Megadeth, a legendary American thrash metal, heavy metal rock band, return to Bucharest for an incendiary show at the Roman Arenas, May 22, 8.00 pm. For their third concert in Romania – after those in 2010 and 2012 – Megadeth promise some great surprises, along with such staples of their repertoire as “Symphony Of Destruction”, “A Tout Le Monde”, “Hangar 18” and “Countdown To Extinction”.The May concert series continues with the Romanian premiere performance of Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli, at Romexpo, May 25, 8.00 pm, instead of the original location – Constitution Square – and date, May 10, who will be joined on stage by Sopranos Angela Gheorghiu and Paola Sanguinetti, Conductor Marcello Rota, the CARisMA Group, Cezar Ouatu Romania’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Contest, the Radio Choir and the National Radio Orchestra.

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