Archives for November2012

ICon Arts Ensemble

The Transylvanian contemporary music group ”ICon Arts”  is named after the ICon Arts Festival – the starting point of this ensemble, founded in 2009 at Sibiu, by the percussion player Andrei Marcovici.

The ICon Arts Ensemble is conducted by Gabriel Bebeșelea, a young and talented artist who shares with his colleague the enthusiasm for a fresh approach of both classical and new music. The group  counts 15 young musicians, some – former students of ICon Arts Academy and others – performers in Sibiu National Philharmonic Orchestra, and its primarily goal is to promote contemporary music and  attract new audiences.

Among ICon Arts Ensemble collaborators, one could name: Theo Wolters (conductor), Alexandru Tomescu (violin), Rodica Vica (soprano), Ioana Ilie (piano) and Bogdan Sărătean (actor).

In September 2011, ICon Arts Ensemble was invited to perform during the composition workshop organized within the ”George Enescu” International Festival and it was highly appreciated by the participant lecturers (and members of the ”George Enescu” Composition Contest): Bernard Cavanna (France), Dan Dediu (Romania), Costin Miereanu (France), Octavian Nemescu (Romania), Cornel Taranu (Romania), Hubert Stuppner (Italy), Zygmunt Krause (Poland). Following this experience, the group has recevied the invitation for the next ”George Enescu” Festival, in 2013.

The year 2011 ended for ”ICon Arts” members on Sibiu Philhrmonic stage, performing Mahler’s 4th Symphony (reduction by Erwin Stein), with the Romanian soprano Rodica Vica, and its established conductor, Gabriel Bebeșelea.

Starting from 2013, the ICon Arts Ensemble is part of a 3 year project called the European Contemporary Orchestra (ECO), collaborating with renowned ensembles like Musiques Nouvelles (Belgium) and Telemaque (France), on various stages in Sibiu, Marseilles (France), Mons (Belgium) and also in ”George Enescu” Festival.

SonoMania

SonoMania is a new music ensemble from Bucharest founded in 2012 by composer Diana Rotaru. The purpose of SonoMania is to attract a more numerous audience for modern and contemporary music, through the remarkable enthusiasm, talent and dedication of its members. SonoMania is mostly interested in concerts with an interdisciplinary component (multimedia, photography, dance, performance), as well as promoting the young generation of Romanian new music creators. SonoMania’s repertoire includes new music as well as established works from the XXth century. SonoMania was so far included in international festivals of contemporary music, such as The International New Music Week in Bucharest (2012- 2013, 2016), InnerSound International New Arts Festival (Bucharest, 2012-2016), Bucharest Music Film Festival – ArCuB (2012-2014), Cluj Musical Autumn (Cluj 2016), Musical Craiova Festival (Craiova, 2016), CIMRO DAYS (Bucharest, 2014), The 18th Festival of Contemporary Music – Happoman 2012 (South Korea), the MERIDIAN ISCM-Romanian Section International Festival (Bucharest, 2012-2016), the Bucharest Biennale of Contemporary Arts (2012), Catsheuvel Festival (The Hague, 2014), White Night of the Art Galleries (Bucharest, 30 September 2016).

The core members of SonoMania are: Stefan Diaconu (flute), Valentin Ghita (oboe), Mihai Pintenaru (clarinet), Raluca Stratulat (violin), Tamara Dica (viola), Eugen-Bogdan Popa (cello), Mihai Murariu / Olga Podobinschi (piano).

Official website, HERE.

Facebook page, HERE.

 

Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu

Born on 25th of April 1969, in Romania, renowned flutist Ion Bogdan Stefanescu studied at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1993) and at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, with Alexander Murray (1994-1995).  He also took diferent courses with proffesors such as Alain Marion, Wolfgang Schulz , Pierre Yves Artaud, James Galway. Since 2002 he has been a doctor in music at the National University of Music in Bucharest. He debuted as a soloist at the young age of 14, at the Atheneum Hall in Bucharest, with  ”Il Cardellino”, by Antonio Vivaldi. Since then, Ion Bogdan Stefanescu has held many recitals and concerts as soloist in Romania and abroad, in England, France, Spain, Czechoslovakia, North Korea, Germany, U.S.A etc.

During his career, he was awarded numerous prestigious awards  at national and international competitions, such as: the ”Cultural Merit Medal”, Order of Chevalier, conffered by the President of Romania for Excellency in Culture , 2011 and for Excellency in Music, 2004; the  Romanian Music Magazine Prize for interpretation, 2009;  the Union of Composers and Musicologists Prize for Trio Contraste, 2009 and for  Solo Activity, 2007;  Liones Club Prize for Best Performance in James Galway Seminar, 2003;  the Prize of the “George Dima” Academy of Music, Cluj, Romania, 1987;  First Prize at the “Concertino Praga” competition, Czechoslovakia, 1986; the  Praise-worthy Diploma , G.B.Viotti, Vercelli – Italy, 1984 (Chamber music);  First Prize at the National Flute Competition, 1985.

He participated in numerous national national and international music festivals such as:  George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest;  Contemporary Music Festival, Bucharest and Darmstadt;  Festival of Classical and Contemporary Music, Phoenian, North Korea;  National Flute Assosiation, Kanssas, USA;  International Flute Assosiation, Munchen; Zeit für Neue Musik, Bayreuth, Germania; Wien Modern;  Steingreber Festival

He is member of three very important Romanian contemporary music groups: Trio Contraste, ProContemporania and Profil.  He participated in many Radio and TV recordings ( S.R.R., Deutschlandfunk-Köln, WDR, Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, Bayeriche Rundfunk, DRS 2, Deuchlandfunk, TVR 1, TVR 2, TVR Cultural, Antena 1, B1TV, Alfa TV, TVRM).

Recorded CDs: “Foergetmenot”, Ed. gutingi, Germany, 2012; “Tabu – Violeta Dinescu / Trio Contraste”: Gutingi, Germany, 2010; “A Composer – An Interpreter”, 2009; “Apfelwürmer” (music by Dan Dediu): Cavalli Records, Germany, 2007; “Circuit” (solo flute): Gutingi, Germany, 2005; “Uroboros” (solo flute, music by Doina Rotaru): Ed. Muzicală, Bucharest, 2005; “Wandlungen” (Trio Contraste): Leondra, Germany, 2005; “Sonnengesang” (Trio Contraste): Gutingi, Germany, 2004; “Ansamblul Profil”, 2004; “Romanian Women Composers” (ProContemporania): Arfa – UCMR, Bucharest 2003; “George Enescu – Dixtuorul” (The “G.Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra): Art Nova, Bucharest 1999; George Enescu – Chamber Symphony (The “G.Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra): Art Nova, Bucharest 1999.

Recorded DVDs: with the “George Enescu” quintet – “Scarlatti & Beethoven”: AIX Records, SUA, 2002; “Mixtures I”, AIX Records, SUA, 2002; solo – “I.S.Bach”, AIX Records, SUA, 2002

During 1993, he was Solo Flute at the Radio Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest.  Between 1993-1998 and 2008-2010 he teached at the National University of Music in Bucharest. Since 1997 he has been Solo Flute of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest, Romania. Since 2007 he has been a Soloist at the Timişoara Philharmonic Orchestra.  Since 2011 he is Professor at “Hyperion” University in Bucharest. Since 2011, he has been a member of Romanian Writers Union. In the past years, Ion Bogdan Stefanescu has also been active as a composer, as a opera libretist, as a poet and as a writer (“Blood Voices”:Tracus Arte, 2012; “The Passing Word”: Tracus Arte, 2011;  ”Chage Unchaged”: Opera Magna, 2010; “Of Stones and Birds”: Axa Publishing, 2006; Flute’s Ages: Libra, 2005; Games of Mirrors: Libra, 2004). His biography is included in “Men of Achievement” (International Biographical Centre, Cambrige, 1988);  ”5000 Personalities of the World” (Two, The American Biographical Institute, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1989); “Who’s who in Romania” (Pegasus Press, Bucureşti, 2002).

 Official website, HERE.

 

Trio Contraste

Members:

Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu – flute(s)

Sorin Petrescu – piano

Doru Roman – percussions

 One of the best Romanian new music ensembles, Trio Contraste was founded in 1986. Since than, Trio Contraste has been performing all over Romania and abroad, over 40 concerts per year: Germany, Holland, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Austria, China, Sweden, Poland. All three members of Contraste  also have highly respected solo careers, performing classical music as well but, when together, their main purpose is to promote Romanian contemporary music. Most of the trio repertoire was dedicated to Contraste by important Romanian composers like: Anatol Vieru, Aurel Stroe, Myriam Marbé, Stefan Niculescu, Nicolae Brandus, Octavian Nemescu, Corneliu Dan Georgescu, Eugen Wendel, Lucian Meţianu, Doina Rotaru, Violeta Dinescu, Maia Ciobanu, Sorin Lerescu, Dan Dediu, George Balint, Petru Stoianov, Irinel Anghel, Diana Rotaru etc

The Trio is permanently invited to take part in the “International New Music Week” festival in Bucharest, which takes place every year, in May. Also it performed in many international festivals like East – Vest Amsterdam (1991); Contemporary Music Festival – Huddersfield (1993); Nueva Musica – Bogota (1993); Musicarama – Hong- Kong (1995); Piano Plus Festival – Bamberg and Zeit fur Neue Musik – Bayreuth (2001); George Enescu Festival – Bucharest (2003, 2007), Culture Escape – Switzerland (2007), Stockholm New Music – Sweden (2008), Krakow New Music Festival – Poland (2008).

Trio Contraste was awarded the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union Prize (UCMR) in 1986 and 2009 and, a few years later, in 1990, a Stipendienpreis in Darmstadt, Germany. One of its members – Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu – was also awarded the UCMR Prize, in 2007, for his solo activity.  In the same year, Trio Contraste became Solo Trio of “Banatul” Philharmonic in Timişoara.

The Trio is often invited to take part in many brodcasted cultural events. The ensemble has recorded for Romanian Radio Society, Deutschlandfunk-Köln, WDR, Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, Bayeriche Rundfunk, Swiss 2.

Official website, HERE.

Andrei Marcovici

Percussionist Andrei Marcovici studied at the Primary School of music in Sibiu (piano lessons), took percussion lessons at the Iasi High School of Music and studied percussion and piano at the Music University in Wuppertal, Germany.

He has been a percussionist at the State Philharmonic Sibiu since 2006, while performing in over 100 concerts per year both orchestral, and chamber music, as well as solo and jazz concerts. Over the years he has played with famous musicians and conductors, like F. P. Zimmermann, G. Sinopoli, C. Tiellemann, G. Rozhdestvenski, and Larry Livingstone.

During his activity he has had many teachers and collaborated with great ensembles: Christian Roderburg, Eric Forrester, Andy Gilmann, Wolfgang Schneider; Bochumer Symphoniker, Wuppertal Simphoniker, Beethovenhalle Orchester, Duisburger Symphoniker etc.

Along with Sebastian Gheorghiu and Gabriel Bebeselea, he founded in 2009 the ICon Arts Ensemble, dedicated to performing contemporary classical music. Andrei Marcovici has been a member of the Romanian National Orchestra since 2011.

Mircea Ardeleanu

Born in Cluj/Romania, percussionist Mircea Ardeleanu studied music and percussion in Cluj and in Basel. After both solo-exams he became a freelance musician in the world of contemporary music. In 1978 he won first prize at the “Romanian Soloist’s Competition” in Bucharest and one year later, first prize at the International “Gaudeamus”
Competition in Rotterdam. He has performed at many important venues and festivals of contemporary music all around the world and has given world premiere performances in collaboration with contemporary composers. One outstanding aspect of his oncertistic activities is the promotion of young composers.

Mircea Ardeleanu gives master classes, international courses and plays worldwide concerts. Since 1996 he has been invited to teach percussion at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt.  Mircea Ardeleanu has made recordings featuring works by composers such as K. Stockhausen, I. Xenakis, J. Cage, H. W. Henze and is preparing new releases featuring contemporary Swiss composers. The CD with G. Kurtàg’s compositions earned 2003 in Germany the prize for the best interpretation. He lives as freelance musician in Switzerland.

Official wesite, HERE.

Liana Alexandra

Romanian composer Liana Alexandra (1947-2011) studied from 1965 to 1971 at the University of Music Ciprian Porumbescu, Bucharest. She received the “George Enescu” scholarship and took composition courses in 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1984 in Darmstadt, West Germany. In 1983 she received a USIA stipend to study in the USA and received a Ph.D. in Musicology. In 1978 Liana Alexandra married the Romanian musician and composer Serban Nichifor.

Liana Alexandra has received the Prize of the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union on five occasions in 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1984. In 1979, she received the first prize in Dresden at the “Carl Maria von Weber Competition.” She won the “Gaudeamus” Foundation prize in 1979 and 1980, and in 1980, she also won the prize of the Romanian Academy.

Liana Alexandra took a position as professor at the National University of Music of Bucharest, teaching composition, orchestration and musical analysis. She performed as a member of Duo Intermedia and was co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonante-Living Music Foundation Festival with Serban Nichifor.

Her Affiliations included: Member of the Union of Romanian Composers; Member of the International Society “Frau und Musik”, Germany; Member of GEMA, Germany; First Vice-President of the Cultural Association Romania-Israel (ACPRI); Member in GOOD STANDING of the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, USA; Member of the Professional Women’s Advisory Board, USA; Member of the European Conference for Promoters of New Music (see Nuova Musica Consonante); Member of Living Music Foundation Inc., USA; Member of the Research Council of the International Biographical Center, England.

Liana Alexana composed several works (more than one hundred ),7 symphonies, 7 concertos for different instruments and orchestra, 3 operas, 4 cantatas, 1 oratorio, chamber music,choral music,music for children. Her compositions were published at :Editura Muzicala (Bucharest),Edition Modern (München),Edition Furore (Kassel), Score-on-Line (SUA). Its were played in Romania, USA, Germany, Holland, France, Israel, Belgium, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Australia, Spain, England, and so on. She is also the author of the books: Musical creation – an ineffable measure between the fantasy and the arithmetical and geometrical rigour and Technics of Orchestrations. Liana Alexandra’s compositions have been recorded and issued on CD, including: Contemporary Music IV – Audio CD (Feb. 22, 2005) by Paul Constantinescu, 60×60 (2006-2007) by Vox Novus, and 60×60 (2004-2005), an album nominated for Just Plain Folks Award in 2009.

Traiect

Founded in Bucharest in December 1982, following Sorin Lerescu’s initiative, the Group of New Music TRAIECT has had since its start as guiding light the promoting of contemporary works, particularly Romanian ones. TRAIECT has become, in its more than 30 years lifetime of concerts, both home and abroad, an ensemble dedicated to the most recent composing experiences yet, as well, a true school for the formation of new music interpreters. Numerous works have been written as a result of TRAIECT’s commissioning them, others have been dedicated to the ensemble by composers from various countries.The premiere/first audition was a constant of TRAIECT’s concerts, a trademark just like the idea of drawing towards the values of contemporary music more and more people from the general public.TRAIECT has, following this course, promoted the concept of ‘contemporary music show’, joining to it various ways of visualizing music: dancing, computer and graphic imagery, light works, poetry, all in an all-comprising, unifying vision on the meanings and purposes of art in today’s world.

Official website, HERE.

CIMEC page, HERE.

8th MERIDIAN International Festival

8th MERIDIAN International Festival – “Cardinal Points”

Bucharest, Romania – 4-8 December 2012

Organizer: ISCM-Romanian Section – snr.cimec.ro

PROGRAM

[WP – World Premiere; RP – Romanian Premiere]

Tuesday, December 4

 Aula Palatului Cantacuzino, 5:30 p.m.

 “… Soma – Sonate …” –  devotioModerna Ensemble

Program:

Tiberiu Olah (Romania) – Clarinet Sonata

Ivana Stefanovic (Serbia) – Poet on the boat (for 2 pianos)

Carmen Cârneci (Romania) – Soma (for flute and percussion)

Nicolae Brânduş (Romania) – Sonata for 2 pianos

Fred Popovici (Romania) – Inconsequences (for 4 instruments and electronic medium)

Performers: Ana Chifu (flute), Cristian Mancaş (clarinet), Dan Cavassi (cello), Olga Podobinschi, Mihai Măniceanu (piano), Alexandru Sturzu (percussions)

Artistic director: Carmen Cârneci

Partners: The “George Enescu” National Museum, The National University of Music in Bucharest

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 The National University of Music in Bucharest, The Opera and Multimedia Studio, 7 p.m.

 SonoMania Ensemble

Program:

Cristian Lolea (Romania) – Étude pour piano

Mihai Murariu (Romania) – Three songs on poems by Lucian Blaga (for soprano and piano)

Sabina Ulubeanu (Romania) – Lyric Cadenza (for solo violin and video projections, with photos by Sabina Ulubeanu)

Dan Dediu (Romania) – Apple Worms II (for clarinet and viola)

Luciano Berio (Italy) – O King (for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)

George Crumb (US) – Mundus canis/A Dog’s World (for guitar and percussions)

Sebastian Androne (Romania) – The Cricket (for flute, clarinet, violin and cello)

Mihai Măniceanu (Romania) – Or (for soprano and ensemble) –lyrics by Petru Solonaru

Conductor: Lucian Beschiu

Artistic director: Diana Rotaru

Guests: Mihai Măniceanu – piano; Mihai Cucu – video projections

Performers: Veronica Anuşca (soprano); Ana Chifu (flute); Mihai Pintenaru (clarinet); Maria Chifu (bassoon); Raluca Stratulat (violin); Tamara Dica (viola); Eugen-Bogdan Popa (cello); Mihai Murariu (piano); Sorin Rotaru (percussions)

 

Wednesday, December 5

 The Cantacuzino Palace, 5 p.m

“The Fascinating Clarinet (II)” - Emil Vişenescu and the CLARINO ensemble

Program:

Doina Rotaru (Romania) – Metabole III (for 5 clarinets) – WP

Vladimir Scolnic (Israel) – Incertitudes (bass clarinet)

Livia Teodorescu Ciocănea (Romania) – Clariviola (for clarinet and viola)

Diana Rotaru (Romania) – Meander (clarinet in B)

Mihaela Vosganian (Romania) – Warning (saxophone and voice)

Maia Ciobanu (Romania) – Veni-va ! (for clarinet in B and tape)

Laurenţiu Beldean (Romania) – Tempo. Tempo? (for clarinet ensemble) – WP

Emil Vişenescu (solo clarinet and alto saxophone)

CLARINO members: Alexandru Avramovici (piccolo clarinet in Es), Emil Vişenescu, Radu Greluş, Ştefan Voinic (cl.in B), Ciprian Melente, Robert Preduţ (alto clarinet in Es), Constantin Urziceanu (bass clarinet in B), Mihai Rebac (contrabass clarinet in B)

Conductor: Emil Vişenescu

Guest: Oana Spânu Vişenescu (viola)

The concert is included in the MIDAS post-doctoral research program 2012-2013

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 The National University of Music in Bucharest, The Opera and Multimedia Studio

6:30 p.m.(Lobby)

CD release: “TRAIECT plays SORIN LERESCU”, Editura Muzicală, 2012

Guest: Despina Petecel (musicologist)

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7:30 p.m.

TRAIECT Ensemble – 30thAnniversary Concert

Program:

Harry Crowl (Brasil) – In Exilium Maneo (for ensemble) – WP

Laura Ana Mânzat (Romania) – New Memories (for ensemble) – WP

George Balint (Romania) – Fluctuations on a Horizon Line (for solo bassoon and ensemble) – WP

Elena Apostol (Romania) – Crickets (for ensemble) – WP

Veronica Anghelescu (Romania) – The Road Not Taken (for ensemble) – RP

Sorin Lerescu (Romania) – Suono Tempo II (for ensemble) – RP

Conductor: Sorin Lerescu

Performers: Geanina Săveanu-Meragiu (violin), Georgeta Radu (percussions), Viorica Nagy (cello), Alexandru Hanganu (flute), Răzvan Gachi (clarinet), Andrei Podlacha (piano), Tiberiu Cenuşer (trombone)

Soloist: Maria Chifu (bassoon)

Partner: The National University of Music in Bucharest

 

Thursday, December 6

 The Cantacuzino Palace, 6 p.m.

“Arctic Drones” –  Ladislau Csendes and guests

Program:

Esa-Pella Salonen (Finland) – Lachen Verlernt (for violin) – RP

Arne Nordheim (Norway) – Partita für Paul (for violin and electronic delay) – RP

Haplidi Hallgrimsson (Iceland) – Offerto (for violin) – RP

Kaija Saariaho (Finland) – Tocar (for violin and piano) – RP

Cristian Marina (Sweden) – Sospeso (for violin) – WP

Adrian Borza (Romania) – Drones (for violin, smartphone, nanoKontrol, iFPH and computer) – WP

Performers: Ladislau Csendes (violin), Dolores Chelariu (piano), Adrian Borza (smartphone, nanoKontrol, iPFH, computer),

The concert is included in the MIDAS post-doctoral research program 2012-2013

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 The National University of Music in Bucharest, The Opera and Multimedia Studio, 7:30 p.m.

ARCHAEUS Ensemble

Program:

Ştefan Niculescu (Romania) – Synchrony 1

Michael Denhoff (Germany) – Strophen op.107 (nr.1, Geträumtes – für Martella)

Dana Probst (Austria) – Hanging Vaults

Michael Denhoff – Strophen op.107 (nr.11B, Geläut für Günter Bialas)

Ulpiu Vlad (Romania) – The Legend of Dreams

Michael Denhoff – Strophen op.107 (nr.43 A-a, Trostgesang für Heidemarie Merkl-Baroski)

Paco Toledo (Spain) – Karfreitag

Michael Denhoff – Strophen op.107 (nr.49A – Saltarello)

Dan Dediu (Romania) – Apple Worms VI

Conductor: Liviu Dănceanu

Performers: Anca Vartolomei (cello), Rodica Dănceanu (piano), Dorin Gliga (oboe), Ion Nedelciu (clarinet), Şerban Novac (bassoon), Sorin Rotaru (percussions), Marius Lăcraru (violin)

Partner: The National University of Music in Bucharest

 

Friday, December 7

 The Cantacuzino Palace

 6 p.m.

Voice and piano recital – Bianca and Remus Manoleanu

Program:

Adrian Iorgulescu (Romania) – The Songs of the Rhymer

Valentin Timaru (Romania) – Musica per Ungaretti (Lontano; Stasera; Mattina)

Nicolae Coman (Romania) – Four Songs on French Poets  (Sensation – on Arthur Rimbaud; Le ciel est par dessus le toit – on Paul Verlaine) – WP

Laura Manolache (Romania) – Sounding Crumbs (Story; The Suspicion; At the Other End, on poems by Ana Blandiana) – WP

Darie Nemeş Bota (Romania) – Fire Trails (Unleashing; The Rturn, on poems by Ilie Comaniţa)

Andrei Tănăsescu (Romania) – Let’s Swear (on a poem by Ilie Comăniţa)

Alexander Muno (Germany) – Nachts am Schreibepult (on a poem by Eduard Mörike)

Wolfgang Rihm (Germany) – Geistliche Dammerung (on a poem by Georg Trakl)

Luigi Dallapiccola (Italy) – Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado

Bronius Kutavcius (Lithuania)- Die Stille Stadt (on a poem by Richard Dechmel; in memoriam Karol Szymanowski)

Luciano Berio (Italy) – Canzoni populari (La Donna Ideale; Ballo)

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7:30 p.m.

The Mercury Quartet (The United Kingdom)

Program:

Oliver Knussen (UK)– A Purcell Garland

Dobromila Jaskot (Poland) – Inspired By Debussy

Iannis Xenakis (Greece) – Charisma (for clarinet and cello)

Christian Mason (UK) – Incandescence (for solo cello)

Vlad Maistorovici (UK/Romania) – Cadence En Espace (for viola and piano)

Evis Sammoutis (UK/Cyprus) – Metioron

Performers: Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinets); Vlad Maistorovici (violin, viola); Corentin Chassard (cello); Antoine Françoise (piano)

Concert organized with the help of the British Council.

 

Saturday, December 8

 The National University of Music in Bucharest

The Lobby of the Opera and Multimedia Studio, 11 a.m.

Vernissage of the Photo Exhibition by Cristian Oroşanu

Guest: Grigore Constantinescu (muzicologist)

The exhibition is open during the whole festival.

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The “George Enescu” Hall, 12 a.m.

GAME percussion ensemble

Program:

Terry Riley (US) – In C

Anatol Vieru (Romania) – Mosaiques

Joji Yuasa (Japan) – Interpenetrations No 2

Siegfried Fink (Germany) – Até Logo

Conductor: Alexandru Matei

Performers: Sorin Rotaru, Alexandru Dan, Alexandru Uţă

Partner: The National University of Music in Bucharest

 

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6 p.m.

PROFIL Ensemble

Program:

Liviu Dănceanu (Romania) – Andamento

Doron Kaufmann (Israel) – After the Fire

Ana Bondue (Romania/France) – Garganta del Diablo

Thomas Simaku (Albany/UK) – Reflexions de la Croix – RP

Octavian Nemescu (Romania) – AM UAT

Philip Cashian (UK) – The Devil’s Box

Dan Buciu (Romania) – Cristiane – WP

Artistic Director: Dan Dediu

Conductor: Tiberiu Soare

Performers: Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu (flute); Emil Vişenescu (clarinet); Cosmin Sperneac (oboe); Laurenţiu Darie (bassoon), Sorin Lupaşcu (horn), Mihai Toth (trumpet); Diana Moş (violin); Marian Movileanu (viola); Eugen Bogdan Popa (cello), Dinu Petrache (bass): Adriana Maier (piano);  Sorin Rotaru (percussions)

Guest: Veronica Anuşca (soprano)

Partner: The National University of Music in Bucharest

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The Opera and Multimedia Studio, 8 p.m.

It’s all about me or The Day from Midnight

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer (Albert Camus) E

Electro Summer Carols on the Beach – concert-show by Irinel Anghel

Performers: Irinel Anghel, Adrian Borza, Paul Dunca, Raluca Stratulat, Ştefan Firca, Adriana Duia

Video projections: Mihai Cucu

piano-dancing and drinking sounds are the favourite actions on the beach of my invincible summer / Is midnight the end of a day or the beginning of a day?

The concert is included in the MIDAS post-doctoral research program 2012-2013

 

Timişoara – parralel event on December 8

 The “Capitol” Hall of the “Banatul” Philharmonic, 7 p.m.

 The Romanian School of Composition (II)

The “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra Filarmonica

Conductor: Radu Popa

Program:

Remus Georgescu (Romania – Timişoara) – Concert for string orchestra

Vasile Spătărelu (Romania – Iaşi) – Suita brevis

Cornel Ţăranu (Romania – Cluj-Napoca) – Heterosymphony

Adrian Iorgulescu (Romania – Bucharest) – Night Rondo

Partner: The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (UCMR) and the “Banatul” Philharmonic in Timişoara

 

deCAMERon 2012

The 2nd edition of the International Chamber Music Festival deCAMERon will take place during November 5-14  in Cluj.