ARTS & LEISURE

All-night French music and jazz at French Institute, Bucharest

Public readings and theater shows are scheduled this Friday at the capital city’s French Institute, where Bucharest residents are invited to an all-night artistic event that will include French music (jazz and electronica) and cuisine, Mediafax reports. The cultural evening starts at 6.00 p.m. with a performance by Kamerata Kronstadt, a band consisting of vocalist Razvan Suma and conductor Cristian Orosanu, who will be playing works by A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, and J. Haydn.

Next on the list is a public reading and music show organized by the Central School of Bucharest at 7.30 p.m. Pupils of the Central School will read fragments from the novel ‘Moderato cantabile,’ thus marking the Marguerite Duras centennial.

Around the same time, the Allegria quartet accompanied by pianist Silvia Neamtu will hold a concert in the Elvira Popescu cinema hall. The musical group’s line-up is made up of young musicians and graduates of the Music University of Bucharest. Sopranos Alexandra Moroiu and Anca Cecilia Paulet, alongside tenor Sergiu Chirila, will be accompanied by Silvia Neamtu on the piano in a concert entitled ‘L’amour toujours.’ They will be playing works by renowned French composers from a wide range of periods of artistic style such as Jean Baptiste Lully, Georges Bizet, Leo Delibes, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Faure, and Maurice Ravel & Claude Debussy.

A puppet show performed by the Metropolitan Library’s Licurici Theater Act will take place at 8.00 in the evening, followed by a jazz concert played Jan Rzewski – saxophone and Emmanuel Louis – guitar and organized by the Wallonia – Brussels Assembly at 8.30.

The artistic event continues with a French music concert by D’Jayan at 9.30 p.m. D’Jayan (Eva Christea, Loran Bigot) brings together various performers and is known for its dreamy and upbeat sound.

Producer/DJ Bica will end this night dedicated to Cultural Institutes with an electronic music arrangement presented at the French Institute. Bica’s repertoire includes disco, funk, and house.

The Cultural Institutes’ Night is a project designed by the EUNIC Bucharest Cluster (the European Union of National Institutes for Culture), coordinated this year by the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation, and organized by the British Council, the ‘Yunus Emre’ Turkish Cultural Center, the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Greek Cultural Foundation, Goethe-Institut, the Balassi Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, the Cervantes Institute, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the French Institute in Bucharest, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Polish Institute, together with the European Commission Representation in Romania and the European Parliament’s Information Bureau in Romania.

 

 

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