Bucharest roundup

Works by Ravel and Lalo
performed by Radio Chamber Orchestra

The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Choirs and Orchestras invite their audience, on Friday, at 19:00, at the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Hall, to listen to works by composers Maurice Ravel and Eduard Lalo, interpreted by the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra. The concert will take place under the baton of the Chilean conductor Francisco Rettig, a regular guest in Romanian concert halls, and will have, as soloist, the violinist Alexandre Dubach, of Swiss origin. The chosen repertoire will draw the audience into the sunny world of Iberian music: the first part of the programme will include Alborada del Gracioso by M. Ravel and The Spanish Symphony, op.21, by E. Lalo, and the second part – Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) and Daphnis et Chloé – Suite no. 2, by M. Ravel. The concert will also feature the Romanian Radio Academic Choir, conducted by Dan Mihai Goia. Tickets can be bought through Eventim, at the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Hall Box-office, in Germanos and Vodafone shops, in Carturesti and Humanitas bookshops, and online on

St. George Fair at MTR

One of the most important spring holidays will be celebrated, traditionally, this weekend, at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR). An event addressed to gluttons, gourmands and artists of taste …

On St. George, since it’s the time for “folding the sheep” and weaning the lambs, MTR invites all lovers of Romanian traditional food to pick from a range that includes a variety of cheeses, meats, sausages and fluffy Ghimes bread. Products based on honey, jams, cakes and apple juice are also on offer. Local producers will be joined by craftsmen throughout the land with wooden objects, pottery, fabrics and decorated eggs.

The St. George Fair will be open from Saturday, April 24, until Sunday, April 25, between 9:00 and 17:00.

“Loss – Layers”, performance by Fabrice Planquette – hosted by CNDB

Bucharest National Dance Centre (CNDB) hosts, Tuesday evening, the performance “Loss – Layers”, made by Frenchman Fabrice Planquette, artistic director of “A.lter S.essio” Company. Fabrice Planquette worked as a sound designer and composer in the fields of experimental music, sound poetry, installation and performance. Since 1997, he has collaborated with several theatre and dance companies. In 2007, within the A.lter S.essio group, which he leads, he started a series of performances in collaboration with international artists. He was awarded the Villa Kujoyama grant in 2006, in Kyoto. The characters of the performance at CNDB are played by dancers Yum and Yoko Higashino. The “Loss-Layers” project was created during a residency in Japan, together with Yoko Higashino (Baby-Q Dance Company) and Yum (ex. Sennichimae Aosora Dance Club), each choreographer and performer having his own part. The Tuesday performance is hosted by CNDB following an invitation from the Bucharest French Institute.

3D photography at Cotroceni National Museum

A 3D photography exhibition – “Cotroceni: The Story of a Palace” – by photographer Mihai Moiceanu, bringing in the foreground a series of tri-dimensional photographs, which highlight the uniqueness and grandeur of the Cotroceni museum complex, will be open between April 20 and May 6, at Cotroceni National Museum. In a century dominated by the magic and mirage of technology, the exhibition interweaves history and contemporariness, underlining the unique character of an architectural space in a new format, which will offer the audience more than a mere photograph. The artist managed to merge harmoniously the beauty of architectural detail into the lens of the digital camera and bring before us new perspectives and emotions. Mihai Moiceanu has been a member of the Romanian Artist Photographers’ Association since 1988, and, since 1993, production director at a Brasov TV station, where he works in publicity production. In 1996 he became the producer of “Oxigen”, a weekly programme about nature and extreme sports, and, in the same year, he was awarded the title of Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art. In 1999 he made a comeback to photography as a freelance photographer and was awarded the Excellency title of the International Federation of Photographic Art. The artist photographer Mihai Moiceanu had, between 2003 and 2008, personal exhibitions both in Romania and abroad, in Bucharest, Targu Mures, Brasov, Sibiu, Craiova, Oradea, Cluj, Berlin, Nurnberg, Barcelona, Limasol, winning 28 international awards and 42 national ones.

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