Violin first: 5 must-see concerts at the Enescu Festival

Autor: Enescu Festival

We offer a selection of  five concerts that put the violin in light, with renowned soloists and tickets still available. Some concerts include already celebrated works, others tease you to discover famous contemporary composers. 

1. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Soloist: Christian Tetzlaff 

SUNDAY 03.09 19:30 GRAND PALACE HALL

Conductor: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
Soloist: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF – violin

Programme:

Wagner – Prelude to “Tristan und Isolde” – Act 3
Berg – Violin Concerto (1935)
Shostakovich – Symphony no. 15 in A major op. 141

2. RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA, Soloist: Vadim Repin 

TUESDAY 05.09 20:00 GRAND PALACE HALL

Conductor: HORIA ANDREESCU
Solpist: VADIM REPIN – violin

Programme:
Ginastera – “Estancia” Suite. Four dances op. 8a
Enescu – “Aria şi Scherzino” for violin and orchestra (1909)
Sir James MacMillan – Concerto for violin and orchestra (first Romanian hearing) (2009)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 5 in E minor op. 64

The Concerto for violin and orchestra composed by Sir James McMillan in 2009 will be performed by the violinist Vadim Repin for the first time in Romania. James McMillan will be in Bucharest for discussions with the public within the International Composers’ Forum.

 

3. ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA, Soloist: Liviu Prunaru

SUNDAY 24.09 19:30 GRAND PALACE HALL

Conductor: DANIELE GATTI
Soloist: LIVIU PRUNARU – violin

Programme:
Beethoven – “Egmont” Overture op. 84 (performed together with the members of the Romanian National Youth Orchestra as part of the “Side by Side” program)
Enescu – “Caprice Roumain” for violin and orchestra (arrangement by Cornel Țăranu following the composer’s drawings)
Prokofiev – Symphony no. 5 in B flat major op. 100

 

One of the best-known Romanian violinists, often present on Romanian stages, Liviu Prunaru is the concertmaster of the famous Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam Orchestra, one of the best orchestras in the world. As a soloist, Liviu Prunaru will play George Enescu in Bucharest.

4. LES SIÈCLES, Soloist: Simone Lamsma 

Recitals and Chamber Music

TUESDAY 19.09 17:00 ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM

THE ROYAL CHOIR
Conductor: FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH
Conductor of the Choir: EDUARD DINU
Soloist: SIMONE LAMSMA – violin

Programme:
Enescu – Romanian Poem op. 1
Debussy – “Première Suite”
Saint-Saëns – Concerto no. 3 for violin and orchestra in b minor op. 61

Ravel – “La Valse”

5. MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Soloist: Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Recitals and Chamber Music

SATURDAY 23.09 16:30 ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM

Conductor: JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER
Soloist: PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA – violin

Programme:
Bartók – Divertimento for strings Sz 113 / BB 118
Ligeti – Violin Concerto
Ligeti – “Romanian Concerto”
Hindemith – “Nobilissima Visione” Suite