Enescu Festival 2017, acclaimed in the international press for the opening concert with George Enescu’s Œdipe, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski
“A Romanian hero brought vividly to life at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest” – writes the prestigious The Telegraph
George Enescu International Festival 2017 is lauded in the international press for the opening concert on September 2, where the conductor Vladimir Jurowski and London Philharmonic Orchestra presented George Enescu’s Œdipe in its concert version, performed for the very first time with live multimedia projections created by the director Carmen Lidia Vidu. Television channels, dailies and prestigious agencies including Euronews, The Telegraph, Reuters, as well as the French press, write enthusiastically about the concert.
“A Romanian hero brought vividly to life at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest”, writes the prestigious British daily The Telegraph, regarding the international glamour restored to the music of George Enescu through the Festival. George Enescu’s Œdipe, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, will also be performed at the London season, on September 23, at the Southbank Centre, adds The Telegraph.
“Bucharest’s international music festival takes a modern turn”, writes Reuters, which mentions contemporary music and the novelties of the 2017 edition of the Enescu Festival in detail, in a dialogue with the conductor Vladimir Jurowski, the Artistic Director of the Enescu Festival 2017.
“Triumph in Bucharest for Enescu’s Œdipe”, announces Tribune de Geneve via Agence France-Presse.
George Enescu’s Œdipe opened the 2017 edition of the Enescu Festival on September 2, in a concert rewarded with standing ovations, 81 years after its French premiere, 59 years after its Romanian premiere and 136 years after George Enescu was born. The London Philharmonic Orchestra performed alongside the Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Radio Children’s Choir. The soloist, in the role of Œdipe, was the French baritone Paul Gay, winner of a Grammy award. The live multimedia projections played on a giant screen with a total area of 60 square metres.
Presenting George Enescu’s Œdipe in an innovative form is part of the initiative of George Enescu International Festival to bring to the audience essential compositions by Enescu, performed at a high artistic level, integrating the most recent trends in the world.
George Enescu International Festival is considered one of the largest classical music festivals in Europe.
With a new first-class international directing team – Zubin Mehta, Honorary President and Vladimir Jurowski, Artistic Director, Enescu Festival 2017 will bring several absolute premieres – including concerts with multimedia projections, a special series of concerts dedicated to contemporary music, in the 21st Century Music series, as well as 30 of the most influential contemporary composers of our time, who come to Bucharest at the International Composers’ Forum – and it invites the audience to discover classical music in a new light.
Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion