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SoNoRo Festival kicks off, over 35 international artists performing

Over 35 international artists will be performing in the tenth edition of the SoNoRo Festival, with 18 shows being scheduled to take place in Bucharest, Arad, Cluj-Napoca and Bistrita, according to the organisers.

The official opening of the festival will take place on Friday, at 19:00 hrs, at the of the Unirii Hall of the Cotroceni Palace, with pieces by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure and George Enescu.

“The great Mexican poet Octavio Paz says: ‘Be worthy of your dream!’ And we will do everything in our power to be worthy of it, by turning SoNoRo The Dreamers into two magic and delighting weeks. Join us in this dream world!,” festival director Razvan Popovici is quoted in a press release as saying.

Performing in the festival will be pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, violinists Philippe Graffin, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Marc Bouchov, Alissa Margulis, Daniel Rowland, cello players Alexander Bouzlov, Alexander Chaushian, Jan-Erik Gustaffson, clarinet player Michel Lethiec, accordionist Srdjan Vukasinovic, the Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri duo, the Casal Quartet and Chaarts Swiss Orchestra.

The public of Bucharest will have 12 opportunities to enter the festival’s atmosphere, as evening music events are scheduled October 30 – November 16 at the National Military Club, ARCUB – Gabroveni, The Ark, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Bragadiru Palace, Romania’s National Art Museum, the Romanian Athenaeum and the Saint Joseph Cathedral.

SoNoRo has also prepared this year two music performance and debate events, together with literary critic Marius Chivu and Chairman of the Romanian Association for Culture, Education and Normality Edmond Niculusca, hosted by ARCUB – Gabroveni in Bucharest and the National Bank of Romania – Cluj-Napoca branch.

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