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May 22, 2022

Early Music Festival

The sixth edition of the Early Music Festival, one of the most celebrated music festivals in Romania, will present for the first time before the Bucharest public, next Wednesday, the baryton, a hybrid instrument akin to the cello, which fell out of favour as classicism was on the wane and was rediscovered in the 20th century. Also for the first time in Romania, music-lovers will have a chance to listen to the Ricercar Consort ensemble in concert.

The opening concert of the festival, “Din vremuri de demult – Barytonul” (From times gone by – The Baryton), will take place in the Cotroceni National Museum’s Grand Reception Hall and features the Ricercar Consort ensemble, conducted by Philippe Pierlot. The concerts continue on Saturday, October 29, with “European Gala”, a night dedicated to European baroque music, with the participation of the Il Gardellino ensemble soloists and harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand. They will present, for the first time in Romania, 18th century-songs belonging to the French, Flemish and Swedish cultural space. The festival closes on October 30 with “La Stravaganza”, an Italian and Portuguese baroque music concert, featuring the Il Gardellino ensemble.

The Bucharest Early Music Festival is organized under the exalted patronage of the Belgian Ambassador in Bucharest Philippe Beke, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Bucharest Mayor’s Office, the Cotroceni National Museum and the Cultural Centre of the Hungarian Republic.

Tickets are on sale in the Eventim network, in Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Domo shops, Humanitas and Carturesti bookshops and online on eventim.ro.

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