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The first Greek-Romanian festival of artistic and folk music, held at Casino Sinaia

On the Greek National Day, celebrated on March 25, right on the Annunciation day, Romanian people enjoy with the Greeks the great fest that ties their destinies. But given that music accompanies any event in the Greek people’s lives, as well as in the lives of the Romanians, Prahova County has hosted the first Greek-Romanian festival of artistic and folk music. The event was organized few days before the Greek National Day, at Casino Sinaia.

Under the patronage of the Sinaia City Hall, on March 23, in the Theater Hall of the Sinaia Casino, six choirs from Romania and Greece, together with special guests, have gathered to attend the first Greek-Romanian Choir Festival of artistic and folk music – Sinaia 2017. According to the organizers, music lovers enjoyed an unforgettable evening show offered by the “paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti, under conductor Vlad Mateescu’s baton, Thermis Choir – conductor Elefteria Metaxa, Dyonysiou Brasov Choir –  conductor Doscas Hristache, N. Raidestrou Choir – conductor Natasa Ignatiadou. The event was opened by the Manager of the Thessaloniki Conservatory – Natasa Ignatiadou. Sinaia City Hall has announced that it supports this musical project in the name of the friendship between the two nations, the Romanian and the Greek ones, considering the musical folklore as a fundamental component of the Romanian culture, as well as a way to transmit the cultural traditions and diversity of our nation.

This festival is not the only event organized in Prahova on the occasion of the Greek National Day. The Greek community in Prahova organized on March 22, at the “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic of Ploiesti, a special show celebrating this day. The event has been supported by the “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti, conducted by Vlad Mateescu, as well as by the Greek dance ensembles “Asteria”, “Orfeas”, “Kymata”, and “Hara”, of the Hellenic Union in Romania, and by Yannis Greek Live Band.

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