The Sibiu State Philharmonic will give a 50-minute closing concert at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (FITS) on Sunday evening, where tens of thousands of people are expected.
A collaboration between Aerial Strada (Spain / Argentina) and the Sibiu State Philharmonic, “Project Sylphes feat. Orchestra” rounds up one of the largest events dedicated to performing arts in Romania. The audience will watch dancers performing in the air to the tunes of a 2012 remix of Vivaldi’s “Seasons” by Max Richter.
“We are besides ourselves with pride that drama has returned home! The headquarters of the Sibiu State Philharmonic, Turnul Gros, was the first theatre house in today’s Romania and one of the few in Europe at that time, which hosted the first show in June 1788. Today, we have the joy of hosting the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, and we are honoured to bring to life one of the most important performances of this edition. We want to thank Mr Constantin Chiriac for having invited us and we are wholeheartedly inviting the people of Sibiu and local tourists to share live with us the experience of Project Sylphes,” said orchestra conductor Cristian Lupes, the manager of the Sibiu State Philharmonic.
Lupes will provide the musical direction for an orchestra composed of Marius Radu (concertmaster), Lilia Radu, Daniel Badaruta, Raluca Sfiriac, Nicolae Taracila, Marinela Taracila, Costin Urlateanu, Eduard Dascaliuc (violin), Ioana Sult, Aurelia Mailat (viola), Mladen Spasinovici, Gabriel Oravet (cello), Attila Fazakas (double bass), Ileana Rotaru (harp), and Emese Kalman (harpsichord).
Violinist Tai-Ling Chi will be a soloist.
Directing and designing the show is Roberto Strada Walemberg; choreography is by Melodia Garcia, Helena Sanchez and acrobatic artists of the air dance ensemble (Andrea Varga, Helena Sanchez, Maria Palazon, Maria Serrano, Melodia Garcia, Paloma Macia, Paula Saiz, Rosa Ros, Saray Huertas).
Admission to the event is free, Agerpres informs.
Photo: Max Shuz (Facebook/FITS)