The 20th anniversary of Romania’s joining institutional Francophonie is marked by a concert performed by the National Orchestra, this evening 7.00 pm. The event will be preceded by the awards gala of the Group of Francophone Embassies, Delegations and Institutions (GADIF). The orchestra will be conducted by Tiberiu Soare, principal conductor of the National Radio Orchestra, and violinist Gabriel Croitoru, who made over 1,000 appearances alongside reputed conductors in Romania and abroad. Gabriel Croitoru will play a Guarneri del Gesu violin from 1731, a national heritage instrument on which George Enescu, too, used to play. Meant as an illustration of the connections between Romanian and French music, this evening’s program includes to highly appreciated works: Symphonie Espagnole <Spanish Symphony> in D minor for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo and Gorge Enescu’s Symphony No 1 I in E-flat major.