Cesaria Evora cancels Bucharest concert
The concert that Cesaria Evora was supposed to give in Bucharest on May 15 was cancelled, and organisers are considering a further date on which to reschedule the show, either October 28, or October 30. “There will be an official release after we sign the final agreement for this date,” spokespeople for organisers Trilogy Media stated yesterday, for Agerpres. Evora had to be hospitalised in Paris on Monday, because of heart problems, wordlmusiccentral.org informed. The artist’s upcoming concerts, including the one in Bucharest, were cancelled.
On May 15, the artist was to promote her album “Nha Sentimento” in a concert at the Bucharest Roman Arena, and, on May 14, was to receive the insignia and the title of honorary ambassador to Bucharest.
The artist, aged 68, suffered another heart attack two years ago. At the time, she was also supposed to have a concert in Romania, on July 3, at the Mihai Eminescu amphitheatre in the National Park, but cancelled the entire tour.
Over 20 museums take part in the Long Night of Museums
Over 20 museums in Romania will mark, on May 15, the Long Night of Museums, an event already on its sixth edition, which was initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Taking place, yet again, under the patronage of the secretary general of the European Council, as well as of UNESCO, which joined the Museum Night in 2009, the event proposes to offer visitors free access to museums on the night of May 15, up to the morning of the next day. On the night of May 15, museums in Bucharest await their guests with exhibitions, music, dance, theatre and film shows, projections and special interactive events. The museums in the Capital taking part in the manifestation include the National Art Museum of Romania, the National Geology Museum, the “George Enescu” National Museum, Romania’s National History Museum, the National Museum of Romanian Literature, the “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum, the Romanian Peasant’s Museum. In last year’s edition of the Museum Night, most Bucharest visitors crossed the threshold of Romania’s National Museum of History (25,000 participants), followed by the National Geology Museum (20,000 participants), the National Art Museum (15,000 participants) and the “King Ferdinand I” National Military Museum (15,000 participants).
Romanian early and classical music, at Mogosoaia Palace
The Imago Mundi group will give, next Sunday, a concert of Romanian early and traditional music, in the Rugs’ Hall of the Mogosoaia Palace. According to organizers, the pieces in the programme thrive on the dialogue between instruments peculiar to the Romanian cultural space of Dimitrie Cantemir’s time (lute, baglama, bouzouki, darbouka, bendir) and modern classical instruments (flute, oboe, violin, guitar). The event is part of the “Music at the Brancovenian Palaces” series, organized by the Brancovenian Palaces Cultural Centre. Imago Mundi is a group that targets, in terms of its repertoire, an audience seeking alternatives to conventional music. The Imago Mundi website announces that the group will present, at Mogosoaia Palace, familiar songs, as well as a series of songs in premiere, which will constitute the starting point for the group’s next album, titled “Isvor”.