Debut in Romania

23 September 2017


Saturday 16:30 / Ateneul Român


Presented by:

Enescu Festival


BÉLA BARTÓK: Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz. 113

GYÖRGY LIGETI: Violin Concerto; Concerto Romanesc

PAUL HINDEMITH: Suite from Nobilissima Visione

  • Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer
    Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Broadcast Dates:
Live Broadcast on Radio Romania Music
Live Broadcast on the George Enescu Festival website

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra makes its Romanian debut with two programmes showcasing its agility in traversing the worlds of orchestral and chamber music repertoire. 

The MCO appears in Romania at the invitation of the George Enescu Festival, which has been celebrating the works of its namesake, the renowned composer George Enescu, as well as that of his Romanian colleagues, since 1958. 

On this tour, the MCO joins forces with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in an ongoing exploration of musical traditions from central Europe, which began in August 2017 at the Lucerne Festival and will continue to take on various forms this season. 

Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto in this orchestral programme, which is conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer and includes additional orchestral works by Béla Bartók, Ligeti and Paul Hindemith. 

This concert takes place in the Romanian Athenaeum, one of Romania’s defining landmarks which continues to play a pivotal role in its culture. Of particular importance is the magnificent fresco, within the concert hall’s circular wall, recounting the country’s history. 

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24 September 2017 Bucharest

Sunday 11:00pm / Sala Mică a Palatului

Works by: György Ligeti, György Kurtág, Anton Webern, George Enescu

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Piano Polina Leschenko, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra