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Brasov Hosts International Chamber Music Festival in April

In April, music enthusiasts and art lovers are cordially invited to immerse themselves in the new edition of the International Chamber Music Festival, an event set to deliver an unforgettable spring on the stage of the Patria Hall. Organized by the Brașov Philharmonic between April 5th and 13th, the festival will showcase some of the brightest names in Romanian and international music in the city at Mount Tâmpa’s foot, Brasov.

Artists such as Florin Ionescu-Galați, Alexandra Fits, Valentin Șerban, Ioan-Dragoș Dimitriu, Ștefan Cazacu, Filip Papa, Sebastian Tegzeșiu, and Horia Mihail, to name just a few, will share their passion for chamber music with the audience. Together with their international guests, they will perform significant works from the classic and contemporary repertoire.

The International Chamber Music Festival, established in 1970 by maestro Ilarion Ionescu-Galați, returns for its 43rd edition after a hiatus of several years. This series of events offers a rare opportunity to fully experience the intensity and intimacy of chamber music in an environment that promotes artistic excellence. Tickets are affordable at only EUR 10 per event (with discounted tickets also available at the Patria Hall box office), making this high-quality cultural experience accessible to a broad audience.

Additionally, organizers offer a discount for the most ardent chamber music fans: by purchasing tickets for all festival events, attendees will receive nine tickets for the price of 7, an excellent opportunity to enjoy the full range of recitals and performances.

The International Chamber Music Festival Schedule

  • April 5, 7:00 PM
  • Souvenir de Florence
  • Brașov Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  • Program includes Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major (BWV 1048), Edvard Grieg – Aus Holbergs Zeit, Op. 40, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
  • April 6, 7:00 PM
  • Les Goûts réunis
  • Baroque Ensemble “I Basilensis” from Switzerland
  • The program includes George Frideric Handel’s Concerto in D Minor, No. 1, Marin Marais’s Pieces for Trio—Suite in C Major, No. 1, François Couperin’s Les Barricades Mystérieuses, and Arcangelo Corelli’s Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 4 in B Minor, François Couperin – Les Nations: L’Espagnole, Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto in G Minor, TWV 43:g2
  • April 7, 7:00 PM
  • When Music Becomes Homeland (Wenn Musik zur Heimat wird)
  • Program includes Alexandre Tcherepnin – Violin Sonata Op. 14, Part 1, Alexandre Tansman – Suite in the Old Style for Piano – Sarabande (for solo piano), Adolf Busch – Capriccio for Violin and Piano, Erich Zeisl – Violin Sonata (Brandeis) – Part 2, Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Violin Sonata Op. 6 – Part 2, revised, Nikolai Medtner – Three Nocturnes Op. 16, No. 3, Egon Wellesz – Suite Op. 56 – Adagio, Allegretto, Alexandre Tcherepnin – Violin Sonata Op. 14 – Part 3
  • April 8, 7:00 PM
  • Tănase Fit’s Piaf
  • April 9, 7:00 PM
  • Old and New Poets
  • Gaudeamus Quartet Brașov Philharmonic
  • The program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on the G String, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major (BWV 1068), Second Movement, Arcangelo Corelli’s Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op.5 No.12 “La Folia,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento No. 1 in D Major, KV 136, and Joseph Haydn’s Quartet Op. 3 No. 5 in F Major, Giuseppe Tartini – Violin Sonata in G Minor “The Devil’s Trill”, Franz Schubert – Ave Maria, D 839
  • April 10, 7:00 PM
  • Noblesse Oblige
  • The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”, Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
  • April 11, 7:00 PM
  • Drama per Musica
  • Arcadia Quartet
  • The program includes Mieczysław Weinberg – Improvisation and Romance – First Performance in Romania, String Quartet No. 3 Op. 14, Franz Schubert – Quartet “Death and the Maiden” in D Minor, D 810,
  • April 12, 7:00 PM
  • A Musical Journey Around the World in 50 Minutes
  • Program includes Astor Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango, Niccolò Paganini – Variazioni di Bravura, Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror), Joan Trimble – The Coolin, Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras, Ennio Morricone – The legend of 1900 / Playing LOVE, Constantin Dimitrescu – Peasant Dance and Song from North Korea
  • April 13, 7:00 PM
  • Enigma Piano Trio
  • The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Trio No. 2, KV 496, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

This festival is not merely a celebration of chamber music but also an opportunity to witness some of the most promising talents from Romania on stage. These artists have gained recognition and acclaim both nationally and internationally. Each evening promises to be an emotional journey through the world of music, a profound dialogue between musicians and the audience in the cultural heart of Brașov.

Tickets for all events at the Brașov Philharmonic are available at the Patria Hall box office.

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