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“George Enescu” Festival 2019 will take place in five countries at the same time

The “George Enescu” Festival, named for the famous Romanian composer, is one of the most prominent classical music festivals in Europe. Held in Romania since 1958, the festival is expanding its stage to a global scale.

This year, seven cities and five countries – BelgiumCanada, GermanyItaly, and Moldova – will host related events of the “George Enescu” International Festival honouring the extraordinary musical heritage of the great artist. We are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary celebration!

The 2019 edition becomes the largest and richest one in the history of the festival. Its exponential power will electrify audiences in LiègeTorontoMontrealBerlinDresdenFlorence, and Chișinău. Some of the most renowned orchestras of the world and top artists, Romanians, and foreigners alike, will present essential compositions by George Enescu or concerts dedicated to this great composer. At the same time, performances will take place in Bucharest and eleven other Romanian cities, starting August 31st, through to September 22nd.

The first recital in Toronto, on September 7th, will include Enescu’s “Impromptu concertant” performed by Jonathan Crow (violin) and Coral Solomon (piano), and the “Toccata” from Piano Suite Op. 10 alongside with works by Bartók, Ysaÿe, Brahms, and Ravel in the series entitled “Tribute to George Enescu”. The September 14th recital is musical time-travel from the 19th century to the 21st, with works by Brahms, Enescu, Rechtman, and Schoenfield performed by pianist Michael Berkovsky and violinist Conrad Chow. On September 21st and 22nd, violinist Alexandru Tomescu and Omar Massa (bandoneon) will perform in Montreal and Toronto “The Ménétrier” by George Enescu, in a larger program including works by Bach, Beethoven, Kriesler, Massa, and Piazzolla.

Tickets & Passes to the concerts in the Canadian Edition of “George Enescu” Festivalcan be bought on the festival’s website: https://enescufestival.ca

Contacts for the media:

petronela.serb(at)tradicious.ca & enescufestival(at)tradicious.ca

About “George Enescu” International Festival

Having reached its 24th edition, George Enescu International Festival will take place in Bucharest, Romania, between 31 August and 22 September 2019. In Bucharest concert halls we will see over 2,500 of the most valuable musicians of the world, coming from 50 countries, and 84 concerts and recitals will be presented. This year’s edition of the festival has a total number of 34 figures for the first time in Romania: 25 artists, including Marion Cotillard, Kirill Petrenko, Mitsuko Uchida, and nine world-class orchestras. The 2019 edition of George Enescu International Festival awaits its audience in the Palace Hall, at the Romanian Athenaeum, the Radio Hall, the Small Palace Hall, the George Enescu Hall at the National University of Music, and at Excelsior Theatre, to concerts and recitals grouped under six sections: “Great Orchestras of the World”, “By Midnight Concerts”, “Recitals and Chamber Music”, “21st Century Music”, “Mozart Week in Residence” and “International Composers’ Forum”. Concerts and events will also be organized in the Festival Square, along with conferences, record releases and book launches, and extraordinary shows.

For more details: https://www.festivalenescu.ro/

Contacts for the media: Press(at)festivalenescu.ro & anamaria.onisei(at)festivalenescu.ro