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„The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, from the famous animated film „Fantasia” by Walt Disney, at the Romanian Radio Hall

The Romanian Radio National Orchestra, conducted by Slovakian-born conductor Peter Feranec, the first foreign principal conductor in the history of the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, is pleased to invite you to a fairy evening at the Romanian Radio Hall, on Friday, February 5, from 7.00 PM.

The first part of the evening will feature the myth of the famous Don Juan by Richard Strauss, followed by the Sorcerer’s Aprentice, by the French composer Paul Dukas, inspired by Goethe’s poem. This work has become even more famous for being the tracking sound for Disney’s animated film Fantasia (1940), conducted at that time by the well-known conductor Leopold Stokowski and adapted for film. Inspired by Goethe’s poem, the work tells the story of a young apprentice who, while attempting to use his powers in the absence of his sorcerer master, finds himself overwhelmed by such powers, which go far beyond his control.

The evening will open with the Tragica Overture by Brahms. The event will showcase violinist Cristina Anghelescu, a soloist of the Romanian Radio Orchestras and Choirs, who will play Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Max Bruch.

Conductor Peter Feranec has held several first rate positions as principal conductor of Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic, chief conductor of the National Slovakian Theatre in Bratislava, guest conductor of Czech Theatre in Prague, chief conductor and musical director of Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. After his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in the widely acclaimed Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Peter Feranec came to replace conductor Alexander Lazarev, and became thusly the first foreign principal conductor of the institution. He has collaborated with prestigious symphony orchestras such London Philharmonic, Capitol Toulouse Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Lisbon Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon) etc. The artist also collaborated with the opera houses from Leipzig, Oslo, Toulouse, Moscow, Berlin and Frankfurt.

Cristina Anghelescu comes from a family of musicians and has started studying violin with her father, who has closely guided her musical training. She was a guest of prestigious concert halls such Schauspielhaus – Berlin, Ceaikovski – Moscow, Teatro Monumental y Auditorium – Madrid, Smetana Hall – Prague, St. John’s Smith Square – London, Finlandia Hall – Helsinki and has performed in collaboration with renowned ensembles from Dresden, Paris, Prague, Bratislava, Caracas, Moscow, Budapest, London. She has undertaken tours all across Europe, in Taiwan, South and North America, South Africa.

The concert can be listened live on all frequencies of Radio Romania Culture and Radio Romania Music and in streaming live on the Internet on www.radiorormaniacultural.ro and www.romania-muzical.ro.

Tickets are available online on www.bilete.ro, or you may purchase tickets at all offices of the Romanian Post Company, in the Inmedio Shops bearing Bilete.ro logo, in the Germanos Shops and at the Romanian Radio Hall Box Office.

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