Through its Great Orchestras of the World Series, George Enescu International Festival reaches the top of the international classical music events. The Series features the most prominent orchestras worldwide, notorious for holding the headline on major scenes of the world, be them New York, Wien, or Paris. Both European and American orchestras perform at The Palace Hall in Bucharest, with an impressive stage presence of over one hundred musicians.
This is the Series that introduces to the audience George Enescu’s compositions in the newest interpretations, coming from the greatest orchestras of the world. It is only at distinguished international festivals, like the Lucerne and Salzburg ones, that the audience can enjoy such a strong presence of great artists in such a short interval.
This Series brings together on the Romanian Athenaeum stage, in Bucharest, George Enescu International Festival’s most significant recitals and chamber music concerts. Legendary international soloists grace the Festival with their presence, in premiere or comeback, all through this Series: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Murray Perahia, Maria João Pires and David Garrett, to name just a few. A royal treat – featuring celebrated artists worldwide performing in one of Romania’s most beautiful concert venues.
One of the most fondly regarded Series of the George Enescu International Festival, By Midnight reunites illustrious chamber music orchestras on the Romanian Athenaeum stage. Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, and Academy of Ancient Music, with Richard Egarr are only two of the noteworthy performers of this Series. The prestigious artistic presence, amplified by midnight’s tenderness and the undeniable autumnal charm of the city, change Bucharest into the European capital of exquisite classical music.
The general public will enjoy for the first time, at the Enescu Festival 2017, ten days of concerts in the series 21 st Century Music, in a new concept, which will bring to the stage of the Radio Hall some of the most important contemporary creations in novel performances.
In premiere, thirty of the most influential contemporary composers of the moment participate, in Bucharest, in debates on topical music issues within a unique event, organized by the Enescu Festival 2017: International Forum of Composers, coordinated by the Romanian composer Dan Dediu. The event aims to open new perspectives to the contemporary music universe.
Great personalities such as Magnus Lindberg, Sir James MacMillan, Jorg Widmann, Detlef Glanert, Vladimir Cosma, Thomas Larcher, and Rodion Shchedrin and many others, will share their musical creed, and also express their views within 6 major events (Ars Poetica lectures, debates, round tables) focused on topics related to patterns and trends on contemporary music and their interconnection with everyday life as individuals or society.
The International Forum of Composers will take place between the 3rd and 24th of September 2017. The participation is based exclusively on a preliminary registration.
A diverse programme, presented by the Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB, at the George Enescu Square in downtown Bucharest. Access for the events that take place here is free. The detailed programme will be presented soon.