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Alexandru Tomescu and Cristian Macelaru in concert at Radio Hall in Bucharest

Violinist Alexandru Tomescu, soloist of the Radio Orchestras and Choruses, and Cristian Macelaru, associated conductor of Philadelphia Philharmonic, will hold a concert on Friday, April 4, at 7 pm at the Radio Hall in Bucharest, concert that includes three famous pieces, according to a press release, quoted by Mediafax.
The evening will kick off with the overture of “Freischutz” opera by Carl Maria von Weber, the first major romantic opera composed in Germany, inspired from the German folk tales about a marksman that makes a pact with the Devil. It will be followed by “Concerto in A minor for violin and orchestra” by composer Antonin Dvorak, meant to be devoted to one of the major violinists of the 19th century, Joseph Joachim, who had never played the masterpiece, however. The evening repertoire will end with “Symphony IV in E minor,” the last of its kind by Johannes Brahms. The tickets for the Friday concert are available on www.bilete.ro, in the offices of the Romanian Post, in the Inmedio shops labelled “Bilete.ro,” in the Germanos retail chain and at the box office of the Radio Hall.
Alexandru Tomescu played many times both along the Chamber Orchestra Radio, and along the National Radio Orchestra on the stage of the Radio Hall, and also abroad, in tournaments in Europe and Asia. Several concerts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, played by Alexandru Tomescu along with the two ensembles, materialized in recordings launched by Casa Radio publishing house. Alexandru Tomescu held concerts in famous halls of the major cities of music: Carnegie Hall (New York), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Theatre des Champs Elysees (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), etc. Alexandru Tomescu has got the right to play on the Stradivarius Elder-Voicu violin since 2007.
Equally fond of chamber music, Alexandru Tomescu played first in Romanian Piano Trio (2005-2010), and he has been prime-violinist of the Ad Libitum Quarter since 2011, a prestigious chamber ensemble with a history of more than 25 years.
Aged 33, Cristian Macelaru left Romania at 17 years old to learn the musical art in the United States of America and his conducting activity is on the rise at the moment. He started his career along Philadelphia Orchestra, and he was appointed assistant conductor of the same orchestra in 2010-2011, being awarded with Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award. Being a violinist as formation as well, Cristian Macelaru was concertmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra in Miami, making his debut at Carnegie Hall with the same orchestra. He is currently associated conductor of the Philadelphia Philharmonic. Cristian Macelaru was invited in February 2012 to conduct the Symphonic Orchestra in Chicago, replacing Pierre Boulez. Involved in the formation and support of young musicians, Cristian Macelaru set the foundations of the project Crisalis Music, Cristian Macelaru cooperates often with Orchestra Metropolitain in Montreal, with the symphonic orchestras in Washington, Seattle, Toronto and Baltimore. In September 2013 he had a successful debut with the Symphonic Orchestra in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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