Record sales for Enescu Festival 2017, tickets sold out within seconds
The individual tickets to the Enescu Festival 2017 went on sale on Thursday morning, at 10 a.m., online on the eventim.ro website and in the Eventim network in the country and abroad. Some of the events whose tickets were sold out in record time include three concerts from the series Great Orchestras of the World, 11 concerts in the Recitals and Chamber Music series and three concerts of the By Midnight series.
Tickets to the recitals given by classical music superstars, such as the pianist Lang Lang, the tenor Jonas Kaufmann and Anoushka Shankar, performing at the Enescu Festival for the first time, were sold out in just a few second after going on sale. Moreover, tickets to the recitals of Leonidas Kavakos, Gautier Capuçon and Maxim Vengerov also sold out within a few minutes. Chamber concerts performed by Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Arpegiata Ensemble and Philharmonia London had record sales, as well.
In the series By Midnight, the fastest-selling tickets were those to the concerts of Jordi Savall, Misha Maisky and Giuliano Carmignola.
The star-concerts at the Palace Hall, in the series Great Orchestras of the World, were those given by Filarmonica della Scala with David Garrett, Royal Philharmonic London with Martha Argerich as a soloist and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Khatia Buniatishvili. Their tickets were sold out within 10 minutes after becoming available.
With a new first-class international directing team – Zubin Mehta, Honorary President and Vladimir Jurowski, Artistic Director, the Enescu Festival 2017 will put the music and creation of George Enescu in a new light, as well as classical and contemporary music in general. As part of this endeavor, the Festival will put technology to the service of classical music and creativity, presenting famous works in a new approach and it will give the audience the chance to enjoy a record number of works by George Enescu (37) – two of which will be presented at the Festival for the first time.
Another novelty of this edition is the series of concerts 21st Century Music, organised at the Radio Hall. It will include performances of works by some of the most important contemporary composers of the world. 30 of them, including Rodion Shchedrin, Jorg Widmann and Eliot Goldenthal (winner of an Oscar award for the best original music score for Frida, starring Salma Hayek) will take part in dialogues with the audience of Bucharest during the International Composers’ Forum, another event organised for the first time at the Festival. For six days, composers will discuss the role of contemporary music in the current society. Access to this event is free, based on prior registration.
The 2017 edition will also tune mathematics to the sound of music, inside Creative Bucharest. Imaginary – an interactive exhibition about mathematics and music – will be an absolute premiere for Romania.
Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion