On Monday, 6 p.m., the National Radio Orchestra directed by Gabriel Bebeselea will offer its audience at the Radio Hall a novel repertoire, exotic rhythms and summer “perfume,” a perfect “recipe” for a nice summer evening of music featuring as soloist the well-known violinist Razvan Suma. Access for pupils and students is free of charge, the organizers inform.
The concert will start with American composer George Gershwin’s Cuban overture, at first titled Rumba and inspired by the composer’s holiday in Havana. In the rendition of violinist Razvan Suma, soloist of the Radio Orchestras and Choruses applauded in numerous events that took place on the Radio Hall’s stage but also on his national tours, the program of the evening will include a score rarely renditioned on Romanian stages, namely Friedrich Gulda’s Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra of Wind Instrumentalists. Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000) was an Austrian pianist and composer appreciated both for his classical music and his jazz creations.
The evening will close with an extremely appropriate score for this time of year: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn – also known as the Mozart of the 19th century – inspired by Shakespeare’s theatre play and featuring the famous Wedding March. Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote the overture at the age of 17 years, the overture being followed by a suite which he finalized a few years before his death. Many specialists were of the opinion that no other composer, not even Mozart, composed such a valuable score at such an early age. The “start” of the Wedding March’s popularity dates back to the marriage between Princess “Vicky” (the daughter of Queen Victoria) and Prince Friedrich of Prussia in 1858, an event at which Mendelssohn’s score was renditioned.
The concert will be broadcast live by Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Romania Muzical in the country and streamed live on the internet on www.radioromaniacultural.ro and www.romania-muzical.ro.
Tickets can be bought on www.bilete.ro, from Romanian Post offices, Inmedio Stores that display the bilete.ro logo, Germanos Stores and from the Radio Hall’s ticket booths.