The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra will perform as a national premiere in South American continent, as invited by the Cultural Association Mozarteum Brasileiro. A truly ambitious project, the concert and cultural events tour “Bucharest Symphony Orchestra – A Romanian premiere in South America” represents the first concert tour of a Romanian first class orchestra in South America. This cultural historical event will take place between October 29 – November 12, 2013 with the support of the Government of Romania and of the company Apa Nova Bucureşti S.A.
The Romanian musicians have the occasion to perform in the most famous and renowned cultural and art edifices in Argentina, Brasil, Perú and Uruguay. The tour will bring together with Bucharest Symphony Orchestra the Music Director and Principal Conductor, Benoît Fromanger and the outstanding violinist of Romanian origin, Erik Schumann.
The concert series debuts October 31 in Argentina, Rosario, city where Bucharest Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Teatro El Circulo. Next concert in Argentina takes place on November 2, in one of the top five of the world’s concert halls: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. The renowned hall holds the capacity of 2.500 seats, just ready to present the public opera and ballet shows, along with traditional classical concerts or cultural events. The world famous soloists, chamber music ensembles and orchestras had the privilege to perform here.
Brasil is the next stop of the South American journey. São Paulo, along with the concert hall with the same name of the Cultural Center Julio Prestes, will be the host of the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra for next two concerts, November 4 and 5. Established in 1999, this temple of culture follows the architectural features and styles of the XIX Century concert halls, such as Musikverein Vienna, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam or Boston Symphony Hall. Bucharest Symphony Orchestra received the honor to join the Mozarteum Brasileiro’s 2013 concert season along with select names of leading symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles and soloists such as NDR Sinfonieorkester Hamburg, Trio Menuhin and mezzo soprano Vesselina Kasarova.
The fourth largest city on the South American continent, with a population of 9 million inhabitants is Lima, the capital of Perú. On November 7, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Teatro Municipal. The concert hall has existed for about 100 years and can accommodate opera performances and symphonic concerts. On November 9, BSO holds a concert in Lima in the benefit of a social project.
Montevideo is the terminus station of the concert tour “Bucharest Symphony Orchestra – A Romanian premiere in South America”. The capital of Uruguay will host the last concert of BSO on November at Teatro Solis, another famous South American concert hall having an old and rich cultural activity and the building dating back in 1856.
Romania as a country name, will be known and well received in this new world by the fact that music, culture and art together, along with the performance of our athletes, represent one excellent ambassador around the globe, with great reputation and trust benefits of image results obtained in a relatively very short time.
About Bucharest Symphony Orchestra
Vibrant, energetic and joyful, this cultural project takes a long-term view on music, with no professional compromise. The mission of the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, with the aim to bring music closer to the lives of many different people, is to attract, educate and develop a wide variety of music fans. In an attempt to go beyond their own limitations and feelings, the members of the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra approach new styles and emotions and give life and value to the knowledge acquired in their search for the essence of music interpretation. The flexibility of choice in music genres was the cornerstone of the concerts between 2007-2012 which brought together the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and the joint-projects which involved Romanian artists of international reputation, such as the sopranos Angela Gheorghiu, Tarja Turunen, Irina Baianț, Tina Munteanu, the tenors Teodor Ilincăi, Marcel Pavel, Vlad Miriţă, the violinists Alexandru Tomescu, Gabriel Croitoru, Corina Belcea, Phoenix band and others.
Choosing a complete range of music styles, starting with classical and juggling with pop, rock and crossover, Bucharest Symphony captivated both the specialists and the music lovers. In 2012, the orchestra attended a large number of concerts and cultural events such as “Earth Hour”, Europe Day – May 9, New Music International Week – SIMN. Travelling abroad for the first time, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra was invited to attend the 14th Edition of the “Rencontres de Calenzana” International Festival in Corsica / France. The orchestra performed twice, together with Eric Lacrouts – prime concertmaster of National Opera in Paris and the pianist Pierre Réach.
A BSO product, the most acclaimed event produced this year was the flash mob held in February at the Bucharest International Airport “Henri Coandă” while celebrating three year’s anniversary of the Bucharest Airports National Company. The video was featured on Euronews and several media channels and got over 200.000 views and thousands of likes and positive comments in just two weeks.
Bucharest Symphony has recorded between 2011-2013, two albums, released to public this spring. In the timeframe of March – April 2013, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra performed several concerts at Sala Palatului in Bucharest. The music styles ranged again from film music, pop and rock. Also in March, BSO was touring in Brussels, Belgium for the world premiere of the Oratorio Le Mystere du Salut, a work by the Belgian famous composer, Jacques Alphonse De Zeegant. The event was produced under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium and was broadcasted and recorded on DVD. On the same occasion, BSO launched the world premiere recording of the complete orchestral works collection composed by Mel Bonis, a french, impressionism era composer. The CD is produced by appointment of the Belgian record label “Chant de Linos” and under the direction of the music director and principal conductor, Benoît Fromanger. Named “Very Classic”, the second CD is signed Marcel Pavel and features the most famous opera arias, chansonettes and crossover. The album launch concert has been sold out.
Benoît Fromanger and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra attended by appointment the most acclaimed concert of the “Bucharest Music & Film Festival”. The outstanding artist that put his Strad at work with BSO is the musician George Tudorache, Prime Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra/UK and Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège / Belgium. This cultural event enjoyed over 2.000 music lovers.
Concert photos and other information can be accessed on BSO official website - http://osb.org.ro – and other exclusive content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitte, Pinterest Google+, unde există înregistrări din concerte, reportaje și interviuri.
About Mozarteum Brasileiro
Established in 1981 by Sabine Lovatelli and Claude Sanguszko, Mozarteum Brasileiro is recognized for the contribution made for Brasil with the production of the best concerts of classical music.
In almost 30 years of uninterrupted activity, the association invited the greatest orchestras in the world such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna, Munich and New York, the Royal Philharmonic and BBC London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductors, soloists and famous dance companies. Among them: the bass-baritone José van Dam, the violinists Gideon Kremer and Maxim Vengerov, the pianists Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes, Rudolf Buchbinder and Nelson Freire, theater companies such as Bolshoi, Kirov and New York City Ballet, Maestro Sergiu Celibidache, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado and Mariss Jansons.
More details about the activities of the Mozarteum Brasileiro Cultural Association can be accessed on http://www.mozarteum.org.br, website where are also featured the concerts of the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra.
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