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The Early Music Festival returns

Presently at an anniversary edition – the tenth in a row, the Early Music Festival in Bucharest is one of the most important cult music events in Romania. Also, it is positioned on the fourth place in the chart of the most appreciated festivals in Bucharest (according to the Cultural Consumption Barometer for the year 2014, made by the National Institute for Research and Cultural Formation.)
Moreover, the Festival is considered the most important early music event in South-Eastern Europe and it has recently become the only Eastern European member of the prestigious REMA (European Early Music Network). The guests of this edition include musicians of international value from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Romania.
The program includes:

– ‘Inspired by Italy’ with the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, on October 20, 2015, at 7 PM, at the Radio Hall;
– Il giardino di Giulio Caccini – Faenza Early Music Band (France), October 28, 2015, 7 PM, the National Cotroceni Museum (Cerchez Salon),
– The English Muse – Emma Kirkby (United Kingdom, soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Sweden, lute) – November 1, 2015, at 7 PM, Bragadiru Palace,
– Bucureşti, Palimpsest City – Visual Arts Project, on November 6 – 7 – 8, at the National Museum of Firefighters, (Foisorul de foc);
– Early music strings – Mini-Season of five solo concerts as part of the early Music Festival, during November 9 – 15, 2015, at Bragadiru Palace and Anglican Church.
– Earliest Harps – Hannelore Devaere (Belgium) – triple harp, Gothic harp) – on Monday, November 9, 2015, at 7 PM, at Bragadiru Palace.
– The family of the lute – Nicolae Szekeli (Hunedoara) – lute, theorbo, archlute, Renaissance guitar) – on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 7 PM, Anglican Church
– Magic keyboards – Raluca Enea (Bucharest) – clavichord, harpsichord, spinet, virginal – Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 7 PM, at Bragadiru Palace.
– The spirit of Gambo – Soma Salat – Zakarias (Basel, Switzerland) – viola de gamba soprano, viola da gamba tenor, viola da gamba bass – on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 7 PM, at Bragadiru Palace.
– The story of the violins – Melinda Beres (Cluj) – vielle, baroque violin, viola d’amore – on Friday, November 13, at 7 PM, at Bragadiru Palace.
– Simply Bach – Melinda Beres (baroque violin), Raluca Enea (clavichord) – on November 15, 2015, at 7 PM, at Cotroceni National Museum.
– Consort Music for Three Viols – the Early Music Band “The Little Light Consort” (Switzerland) – November 15, 2015, at 7 pm, Cotroceni National Museum.
– Bazaar – The Romanian early music band “Trei Parale” (Bucharest) – November 22, 2015, at 7 PM, the National Museum of Cotroceni.
– Bach by night – Baroque Orchestra “Il Gardellino” (Belgium) – November 28, 2015, at 7 PM, Radio Hall.

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