“The sacred mission of music is to bring souls together” George Enescu
Join the Kindred Spirits orchestra on Great Union Day, December 1, in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Romania. In a special concert at Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, the orchestra features the music of Romanian composers and musicians conducted by Kristian Alexanderand featuring pianist Alexandru Burcă and violinist Alexander Gangurean.
Unquestionably Romania’s most famous composer, violinist, conductor and educator, George Enescu, explores rustic melodies and traditional dance motifs in his Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2. Inspired by his study of folk songs during his travels through Transylvania, Béla Bartók penned a suite of six dances: Romanian Folk Dances. À propos for the season, Violinist Alexander Gangurean joins the orchestra for Vivaldi’s famous Violin Concerto No. 4 “Winter” and the favourite Romanian encore piece, Hora Staccato by Grigoras Dinicu. The program also highlights Romanian pianist Alexandru Burca who performs Grieg’s thrilling Piano Concerto and Nicolae Kirculescu’s impassioned Moment Muzical.
Don’t miss the 7:30 p.m. pre-concert talkand an exclusive intermission discussion with Alexandru Burcă.
Tickets start at $39 and are available at alegriasymphonicconert.eventbrite.ca or by calling 416-606-9402.