The 7th edition of the “The Guitar Evenings” International Festival, a project of the Kitharalogos Cultural Association which brings together top musicians from the classical guitar world in 7 concerts, in Bucharest, will take place between the 1st and the 13th of November. Three of the most important guitarists of the world, Pablo Márquez (Argentina) and SoloDuo (Italy) – Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela – will delight the audience with the concerts that will take place in the marvelous Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”, alongside the reputed german guitarist Reinbert Evers and valuable Romanian musicians in a series of events that outline the image of one of the most important festivals in the cultural life of the city. From Beethoven’s sonatas transcribed for guitar duo to the music of an important Argentinian poet and composer, from the Elizabethan era lute music to words premieres of Romanian composers, from romances and songs sung in the old Bucharest to improvisatoric music for ensemble – the festival presents, paraphrasing the title of a famous book written by Lewis Carroll, “the guitar through the looking glass”, an instrument that has different sound guises which delight all those who love quality music.
And for supporting the young talents and for contributing to the development of the Romanian guitar school, the Cultural Association Kitharalogos offers pupils and students the opportunity to appear in concerts, invites masters to get in touch with the new generation through free masterclasses held at The National University of Music Bucharest and at The National College of Arts “Dinu Lipatti” and proposes specialists a musicological platform on guitar themes through the conference held at UNMB.
The entrance to the concerts is free, within the limit of available seats, the only exceptions being the concerts held on the 4th, 11th and 12th of November, where the access will be based on an invitation. The invitation can be obtained writing to the e-mail addresses firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (only for the concert held on the 4th of November). For more information, please access www.seriledechitara.ro and www.facebook.com/kitharalogos .
“The extraordinary gala of the young guitarists”
Ștefan Roman (Sibiu), Dorian Voinea (București), Filip Zsombor (Sfântu Gheorghe)
Șuțu Palace, during the musical season “Iosif Sava”of the Foundation ACCUMM
1st of November, at 19
“Musica Orientalis”: Costin Soare – guitar, Ștefan Nistor – actor
In programme, world premieres by: Dan Dediu, Carmen Cârneci,
Gabriel Almași, Sebastian Androne
National Museum “George Enescu”
2nd of November, at 18
“On the canopy when the Moon appears…”
Recital Maria Răducanu (voice) – Maxim Belciug (guitar)
Works by: Purcell, Lorca, traditional music
Auditorium Hall of the Cervantes Institute
4th of November, at 19
Workshop in concert (with the participation of the Kitharalogos Quartet and of the students of UNMB: Ana Bibescu, Silviu Grosu, Alexandru Ștefănoiu)
Works by: Leo Brower, Manuel Maria Ponce, Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu, Sebastian Androne ș.a
The National University of Music Bucharest, Auditorium Hall
6th of November, at 18
Recital “Shakespeare – between two worlds”
Duo Dragoș-Mihai Cohal – tenor, Constantin Lazăr – lute,
Reinbert Evers, Germany – guitar
Recital of Elizabethan music for lute and voice/ Recital of contemporary music
Works by: John Dowland, Hans Werner Henze – with the participation of actors Ștefan Nistor and Claudia Ene
The National Centre of Arts “Tinerimea Română”
8th of November, at 19
“Through the looking glass…”
Recital SoloDuo (Italy) – Lorenzo Micheli – Matteo Mela
Works by: Beethoven, Debussy, Rodrigo
Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”
11th of November, at 19
Recital Pablo Márquez (Argentina)
Works by: Sor, Barrios, Leguizamon, López Chavarri
Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”
12th of November, at 19
Cătălin Ştefănescu-Pătraşcu / National College of Arts “Dinu Lipatti”, 6th of November, 10-14;
Claudiu Lobonţ / National College of Arts “Dinu Lipatti”, 6th of November, 10-14;
Tudor Niculescu / National College of Arts “Dinu Lipatti”, 7th of November, 10-14;
Reinbert Evers (Germany)/ National University of Music Bucharest, “Dinu Lipatti” Hall, 9th of November, 13-16
Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela (Italy) / National University of Music Bucharest, Auditorium Hall, 12th of November, 9-13;
Pablo Marquez (Argentina) / National University of Music Bucharest, Auditorium Hall, 13th of November, 10-14;
The conference on musicological themes regarding the guitar, held at The National University of Music Bucharest, “Dinu Lipatti” Hall, 9th of November, 10-12;
- Reinbert Evers (Germany): “The guitar in the contemporary music”
- Costin Soare: “The Lute Suites by J. S. Bach: two case studies”
Project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not represent, necessarily, the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or for the manner in which the results of the project can be used. These are the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
Organiser: The Kitharalogos Cultural Association
Sponsors: Tecnoservice Equipment, Hora S.A., Reghin, Fabrica de instrumente, Savarez.
Partners: Universitatea Nationala de Muzica din Bucuresti, Bibilioteca Centrala Universitara “Carol I”, Institutul Italian de Cultura, Institutul Cervantes, Muzeul National “George Enescu”, Fundatia ACCUMM, Centrul National de Arta “Tinerimea Romana”, Asociatia Culturala Kitharalogos, Asociatia “Deschideri spre viitor”, UCIMR, Camera, Colegul National de Arte “Dinu Lipatti”, Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest.
Media Partners: RFI Romania, Observatorul Cultural, Radio Romania Cultural, Radio Romania Muzical, Hotnews.ro, Agentia de Carte.ro, Radio Trinitas, Radio Clasic, Liternet.ro.