Watch online on the Romanian National Televison website (starts at 19:30 local time, 16:30 UTC, today, September 8, 2011)!
London Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Horia Andreescu, Soloist: Nicola Benedetti – violin) of Great Orchestras of the World series is performing Glazunov’s Concerto for violin and orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony no. 6
Nicola Benedetti, 24, a pretty Scottish violinist plays a 1723 Stradivarius that took its sobriquet from Princess Diana’s grandfather, the 6th Earl Spencer.
The 20th edition of one of the biggest Europe’s classical music event, George Enescu Festival 2011, started on September 1 in Bucharest, Romania, and some of its concerts are broadcasted live on the Internet.
The festival opening with Residentie Orkest / The Hague Philharmonic conducted by Christian Badea was available online on September 1, as well as the performances of the London Symphony Orchestra (conductor Horia Andreescu and violin soloist Nicola Benedetti) on September 8.
Other concerts of the Great Orchestras of the World series of George Enescu Festival 2011 (held at Grand Palace Hall) can be watch live on the National Romanian Television website (http://www.tvr.ro/festivalenescu/):
On September 9 at 16:30 UTC, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nikolai Znaider, with piano soloist Saleem Abboud Ashkar, interpreting Wagner’s Overture to “The Mastersingers of Nuremberg”, Beethoven’s Concerto no.1 for piano and orchestra, Brahms’ Symphony no. 4;
On September 11 at 16:30 UTC, the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valerie Gergiev, with piano soloist Alexander Toradze performing Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture, Scriabin’s Prometheus, Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben;
On September 25 at 14:30 UTC Orchestre National De France (conductor Danielle Gatti, cello soloist Han-Na Chang) performing Brahms’ Tragic ouverture, Enescu’s Concertante Symphony for cello and orchestra, Debussy’s Ibéria, Ravel’s Boléro.
From George Enescu Festival 2011 By Midnight series (held at The Romanian Atheneum):
On September 23 at 19:30 UTC Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Choir of the Enlightenment, conducted by Trevor Pinnock, and soloists Christina Landshamer (soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), interpreting Haydn’s The Chreation – Oratorio;
On September 24, at 19:30 UTC Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Choir of the Enlightenment, conducted by Adam Fischer, and soloists Simona Saturova (soprano), Bernard Richter (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass) performing Haydn’s The Seasons – Oratorio.
George Enescu International Competition will also be available online on the next days.
On September 9 at 13:00 UTC The Final of The Cello section (with the participation of “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra from Timişoara, conductor Radu Popa) will be broadcasted live from “George Enescu” Hall of the National University of Music Bucharest.
On September 10 at 7:00 UTC The Final of The Piano section (With the participation of “Transilvania” State Philharmonic Orchestra Cluj, conductor : Mihail Agafiţa ) and at 13:00 UTC The Final of the Violin section (with the participation of “Moldova” State Philharmonic Orchestra Iaşi conductor : Gheorghe Costin) will be transmited live from “Mihail Jora” Hall of the Romanian Radio Society.
On September 11 at 13:00 UTC Gala Concert of the “George Enescu” International Competition (with “Moldova” State Philharmonic Orchestra Iaşi conductor : Gheorghe Costin) from “Mihail Jora” Hall of the Romanian Radio Society will be available for live watching.
Other online broadcastings of George Enescu Festival 2011 will be from the Festival’s Square on September 10 at 15:30 and 17:30 UTC and on September 11 at 15:00 and 17:00 UTC.
George Enescu Festival 2011 has a mobile companion available in English for iPhone and iPad.
The application can be downloaded free in Apple App Store. George Enescu Festival app features Festival’s news, locations with Google Maps, daily programme, information from Facebook and Twitter pages of the Festival. With a WiFi, 3G or EDGE connection, you can listen to the live broadcast provided by Radio Romania Music. The organizers (Artexim) and the developers (Infoideea) of the George Enescu Festival application are analyzing the possibility of designing a version for Android operation systems.