PM Dacian Ciolos’s wife, Valerie Ciolos-Villemin, will hold a sacred music concert on Thursday evening, alongside other artists, at the Roman-Catholic Cathedral in Alba-Iulia, to support the national campaign for public subscription for the acquisition of the sculpture called “Wisdom of the Earth” (“Cumintenia Pamantului”), announced the Resources Center “Ladies Academy” through a press release.
Valerie Ciolos-Villemin held a previous concert in Alba Iulia, more precisely at the Students Culture House, in the last autumn.
“The Alba Iulia City Hall and the Resources Center “Ladies Academy”, organizes a “Sacred Music Concert” held by Valerie Cioloș-Villemin, soprano Alexia Trif, tenor Ioan Chiciudean, Valentina Popovciuc (piano) and by the choir of children conducted by Boris Rancov, on Thursday, April 28, at 7.30 pm, at the Roman-Catholic Cathedral “Saint Mihail” in Alba Iulia, in association with “Regina Maria” High School of Arts”, the quoted source mentions.
The concert is organized through the campaign called “Produced from the Heart for the Community” and aims to involve the local community in supporting the purchase of Constantin Brancusi’s “Wisdom of the Earth” by the Ministry of Culture.
The public subscription opened on April 11will complete the budgetary fund assigning decided by the Romanian Government in March, and will end on September 30. Donations can be deposited in the accounts of six commercial partner banks.
The Ministry of Culture agreed with the owners of Brancusi’s work to pay EUR 11 million for the “Wisdom of the Earth”. The Government will cover EUR 5 million, while the rest of EUR 6 million will be collected by public subscription.
Executed in 1907, “Wisdom of the Earth”, alongside other works, such as “The Kiss” and “The Prayer”, marks the most appreciated Brancusi’s creative period.