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Radio Romania orchestras and choirs take part in Enescu Festival

The Radio Romania orchestras and choirs will give several concerts during the George Enescu International Festival, which will be held over September 1-28, 2013 in Bucharest.
According to a release sent to Agerpres by the public radio station, the main moment presented by the Radio Romania orchestras and choirs is the concert to be given in the Big Palace Hall on September 20, at 7:30 pm.
‘It is a special occasion, a highly festive one for Radio Romania, as four of the music groups of the institution – the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Academic Choir and the Radio Children’s Choir – will perform together under British conductor James Judd,’ reads the above-mentioned release.
The British conductor was music director of the Florida Philharmonic and main conductor of the National Orchestra in Lille, France. Currently he holds the same position in the Asian Youth Orchestra and cooperated with the greatest music groups of this kind such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre National de France or the London Symphony Orchestra.
The four music groups will perform together a high virtuoso music piece: the ‘War Requiem’ by the 20th century English composer Benjamin Britten.
German soprano Michaela Kaune, British tenor Kim Begley and Austrian baritone Adrian Erod are expected to attend the event.
The Radio Romania orchestras and choirs will offer music lovers keen on open-air concerts in the Festival Square three consecutive music evenings: on September 20, the Radio Romania Muzical evening: Jazz, Swing & More with the vocal group Jazzappella, on September 21, the Radio Romania Cultural evening: ‘What Village People Knew,’ a script written by Mihai Lungeanu based on Ion Valjan’s theatre play bearing the same name, and on September 22, the evening of the Radio Big Band conducted by Ionel Tudor.
The two choirs of the institution are invited to participate in the two concerts at the Palace Hall: on September 14, the Radio Academic Choir conducted by Dan Mihai Goia will sing together with the London Symphony Orchestra under Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski and on September 28, the Radio Academic Choir and the Radio Children’s Choir conducted by Voicu Popescu will give a concert together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Cristian Mandeal, also reads the Radio Romania release.

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