SoNoRo festival on its sixth edition

By    Corina Ciobanu

The sixth edition of the SoNoRo International Chamber Music Festival takes place this year November 5 to 24 in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Iasi and Bistrita under the heading “New Worlds”. The festival opens on Saturday, starting 7pm, at the Cotroceni Palace’s Union Hall with a concert offered by Diana Ketler (piano), Benjamin Schmid (violin), Razvan Popovici (viola) and Adrian Brendel (cello).

Jazz will be represented for the first time within the festival on Sunday, at The Ark club, by the Viennese trio Schmid-Carstensen-Breinschmid, by the Bucharest artist Luiza Zan’s and Lithuanian pianist Petras Geniusas’s improvisations and by the works of New York saxophonist and composer Daniel Schnyder.

On the other hand, the Casal Quartet from Zurich will pay homage on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Cathedral to the “birth” of the string quartet, playing on four original Jacobus Steiner instruments. The “Lisztomania” anniversary soirees in Bucharest and Cluj will mark 200 years since the artist’s birth. Furthermore, on November 13 at the Bucharest National Theatre the celebrated actress Maria Dinulescu will read excerpts from the composer’s writings.

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