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San Francisco Symphony to perform at Enescu Festival

San Francisco Symphony, the prestigious Pulitzer Prize-winning American orchestra, announces its participation in the 22nd edition of the “George Enescu” International Festival taking place over August 30 – September 20 in Bucharest.
The announcement is entered in the official calendar of the orchestra for September.
According to a release of the Festival Press Office to AGERPRES, in the announcement of the San Francisco Symphony, the Enescu festival is listed alongside other maximum importance world class events, such as the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland) or Musikfest Berlin.
Invited for the first time to the Romanian festival, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas at the Bucharest Palace Hall on the evenings of September 6 and 7.
“On September 6 the soloist will be the ‘world’s fastest piano player’ Yuja Wang, with Bela Bartok’s challenging Concerto No. 2 in G major and Mahler’s imposing Symphony No. 1 on the bill. In the opening of the September 7 concert, San Francisco Symphony will play in a premiere a rare piece by George Enescu – ‘Voix de la nature’. The Bucharest program ends with Beethoven’s ‘Heroic’ Symphony,” the source mentions.
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music and the first orchestra to have featured on-air symphonic broadcasts, in 1926.
About 2,500 foreign and 500 Romanian artists are gracing this year the Enescu Festival, the largest scale international cultural event organized by Romania, and the strongest promoter of the creation and values of the great Romanian composer who is now a part of the world heritage, George Enescu.

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