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The first World Radio Day will be celebrated on February 13. Proclaimed by UNESCO, this anniversary date marks the first broadcast by the United Nations Radio in 1946, according to hotnews.ro. The event will be marked by an outstanding concert performed by the Radio Romania Orchestras and Choirs consisting of works by Ravel, Mozart and Rameau, under the baton of German conductor Ralf Sochaczewsky, who conducted over the years such reputed musical ensembles as London Philharmonic, Leipzig Orchestra of Musical Comedy, the Minsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Strasbourg National Opera Orchestra. The concert will be held at Radio Hall, Bucharest, February 13, 7.00 pm. The program will start with the “The Gallant Indies”, an orchestral suite from the famous eponymous opera-ballet by baroque French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, on a musical arrangement made by conductor Ralf Sochaczewsky himself. “The gallant Indies” combines singing and dance the way a musical does nowadays, on the backdrop of a love story that unfolds in an unspecified exotic place.
In its turn, the Flute and Harp Concerto in C major by Mozart featuring flutist Marian Olaru of the Radio Chamber Orchestra and Ioana Nicolescu – harp, a member of the „George Enescu” Philharmonic -Bucharest, offers a very pleasant instrumental combination.
Ralf Sochaczewsky took his first conducting lessons at the University of the Arts in his native Berlin, and then attended the „Hanns Eisler” Academy of Music. During the season 2008-2009, he was Assistant Conductor to Vladimir Jurowski at the London Philharmonic Orchestra and, after his successful debut in June 2009,he was invited to conduct yet another concert, at Royal Festival Hall, in May 2010,
In the summer of 2008, he was again Assistant Conductor to Vladimir Jurowski, this time in “Love and other Demons” by Peter Eotvos, at the Glyndebourne Festival, and in 2010, Stravinsky’s „Rake’s Progress”. In March 2011, he conducted the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra in the closing concert for the International Guitar Festival and a year later, he began his collaboration with the Radio Chamber Orchestra.