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Concertgebouworkest to give two concerts in Bucharest

21 September 2021

Amsterdam-based orchestra’s sixth tour to Romania since 2009

Enescu Festival 2021

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, the Royal Concertgebouworkest will perform two concerts at the Sala Mare a Palatului in Bucharest as part of Enescu Festival, named after Romania’s most famous composer, George Enescu.

On 25 September, conductor Alan Gilbert will open the concert with Nielsen’s ‘Helios’ Overture. This will be followed by Richard Strauss’s Burleske and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, both with Kirill Gerstein as soloist, and topped off by Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5.

The following evening, the Concertgebouworkest will perform under the baton of Daniel Harding. The programme consists of Wagner’s ‘Tannhäuser’ Overture, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and Enescu’s Pastorale-Fantaisie, which is new on the orchestra’s repertoire.

It will be the sixth visit of the Concertgebouworkest to the Romanian capital, the first one was in 2009. Since 2013 two concerts by the Amsterdam-based orchestra are a fixed part of the biennial festival.