The SoNoRo Festival, which has reached its 13th edition, suggests a Side Effects edition for this year! SoNoRo will take place from November 2 to 20, 2018, in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov and Sibiu.
Under the name of Side Effects, the festival will provide the audience with an eclectic mixture of artistic performances: chamber music concerts in the most beautiful concert halls of the country – Cotroceni Palace, Romanian Athenaeum, the Philharmonics of Timisoara, Brasov and Sibiu -, as well as in unconventional places – the Halucinarium Art Gallery and the attic of the Carul cu Bere restaurant from Bucharest, or of the Casa Boema from Cluj-Napoca, a movie screening in the atrium of the French Institute and a South-American evening at the Bragadiru Palace.
Tickets and subscriptions were put on sale and can be purchased until October 19 at a discounted price, on the Eventim website (www.eventim.ro), in the Humanitas and Carturesti bookstores, as well as in the Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Domo stores.
Vertigo, Lunatique, Hangover, Something Borrowed – Something Blue, Crimes of Passions or Del Amor y Otros Demonios are just a few of the titles of the concerts to be held at this edition, each of them proposing a spectacular program, performed by some of the most appreciated artists of the world.
For the first time at SoNoRo Festival, the Romanian audience will have the opportunity to meet violinists Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny and Jonian Kadesha, violinist Meghan Cassidy, cellists Kyrill Zlotnikov and Jan-Erik Gustaffson or pianist Marianna Schirinyan.
The Festival will end in Bucharest, with a special evening, at the French Institute, where the guest will be Director Bruno Monsaingeon, who will present his most recent movie for the first time – film – Mstislav Rostropovich – L’archet indomptable / The untamed fiddlestick.
SoNoRo Festival, which is presented by Raiffeisen Bank, will continue in the rest of the country, this time in four cities, another premiere of this edition. The festival will come back in Cluj-Napoca with four concerts that will reveal the various and captivating “side effects of SoNoRo to the audience: NewYork Counterpoint at Casa Boema, Capricio Sextet at the Reformed Church, or Grande Sestetto Concertante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Aula of the Babes-Bolyai University.
In Timisoara, Brasov and Sibiu, the SoNoRo Festival will bring for the first time the project entitled Rhapsodie Roumaine, launched in January 2018 at the Musikverein Hall of Vienna, which had a fulminating development throughout the year, including performances of the most important concert halls in Europe.
Under the tour, the CD “Rhapsodie Roumaine”, made to celebrate the Centenary of the Great Union, was also launched in Romania. The CD includes the most known compositions by George Enescu and Béla Bartók, inspired by the Romanian folklore. You can find more details here.
In October, the tour will continue in Japan and will end in December with a concert in the renowned Concertgebow Hall of Amsterdam.
You can find more details at www.sonoro.ro
Established in 2006, the SoNoRo Festival brought the chamber music in the forefront of the Romanian cultural life and included the Romanian musical stage into a network of high-class European festivals. In addition to the regular partnerships with festivals from Italy, Latvia, Germany, England, Austria, Israel and Japan, SoNoRo has performed concerts in some of the most renowned halls of the world, such as Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, YMCA in Jerusalem, and Carnegie Hall in New York.
The SoNoRo cultural platform includes the SoNoRo Festival (13 years), SoNoRo-Interferente, the scholarship and workshop program for young musicians (12 years), SoNoRo On Tour (11 years), SoNoRo Arezzo (8 years), SoNoRo Conac, the series of season concerts hosted by heritage buildings in Romania (6 years).
SoNoRo is a member of the European Festivals Association.