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New edition of SoNoRo Festival kicks off in November

The International Chamber Music Festival – SoNoRo, which is at its fourth edition, will bring this year, during November 1-13, a number of 11 concerts given in Bucharest, Cluj and Iasi. SoNoRo, edition 2009, will debut on November 12, at Cotroceni Palace, with the Trio with piano no. 1 in d minor, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, with Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano), Diana Ketler (photo) (piano), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Razvan Popovici (viola), David Cohen (cello) and Bernhard Naoki Hedenborg (cello).

The performances take place at Cotroceni Palace, Bragadiru Palace, St. Joseph Cathedral, Cercul Militar National, the Romanian Athenaeum and “George Enescu” National Museum. In the concert from November 3, from Cercul Militar National, the famous sextet “Souvenir de Florence” by P.I. Tchaikovsky will be played alongside the Trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Nino Rota, the favourite composer of the filmmaker Federico Fellini. The concert “Prayers and dreams” which takes place on November 4 at Bragadiru Palace will include the quintet “Prayers and Dreams of Isaac the Blind” by Osvaldo Golijov, accompanied by the video projections of the VJ Andu Dumitrescu.

On November 6, also at Bragadiru Palace, the audience will enjoy an extraordinary concert with the participation of Gilles Apap, called by maestro Yehudi Menuhin “exemplary violinist of the 21st century.”

The director of the festival, Razvan Popovici, declared that through SoNoRo-Interferences project the festival has offered this year 21 scholarships to the most talented Romanian musicians. The best of them can be listened to both at the National Museum of Art (MNAR), and in another two concerts dedicated exclusively to them at “George Enescu” National Museum (November 7) and at Czech Center (November 8).

For the first time, SoNoRo includes in its programme a projection of films, with the support of Transilvania International Film Festival, whose director, Tudor Giurgiu, was present at the conference of Monday. The film run in the festival is the documentary “Pianomania – In search of the perfect sound,” directed by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis, and can be seen in the concerts “Interferences” (November 10, at MNAR) and during SoNoRo Tour” – Cluj, on November 12, at Babes-Bolyai University.

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