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Calendar of events | May 2014



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From: Romanian Cultural Institute in London <enewsletter@icr-london.co.uk>
Date: 30 April 2014 12:21:34 BST
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MUSIC

1 May, 7pm
RCI London
free

THUNDERING HARMONIES
The season of premieres at the popular Enescu Concerts Series continues as our busy chamber hall is taken over by no less than ten wind instruments. Rarely played but widely admired, Enescu's "Dixtuor", composed for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, will resound for the first time in 1 Belgrave Square thanks to the daring initiative of the young Romanian conductor and alumnus of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Andrei Gocan. more

MUSIC

5 May, 1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields London
free

THE SCORES OF ASCENT
Our crowd-pleasing concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields feature a rare musical treat: a recital for pipe organ at four hands. Romania's most famous organist duo, Dan Racoveanu and Fernanda Romila, are filling the solemn interiors of Trafalgar Square's musical temple with the uplifting tones of this extraordinary instrument. more

FESTIVAL

13-15 May
RCI London

 

TRANSYLVANIAN FEAST: EXHIBITION, CONCERT & LECTURES
Join us for a star-studded celebration of the astonishing Transylvania through colour, sound and spoken word. Together with the Romanian Embassy in London, we are proud to support and host Transylvania Festival organised by ADEPT Foundation, an institution devoted to the preservation of the historical and natural patrimony of one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Featuring a group of painters, supported by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, pianist Alexandra Dariescu, violonist Alexandru Tomescu, Monooka, Dr John Akeroyd, Jessica Douglas-Home, Satish Kumar, Artemis Cooper. more

LITERATURE

14 May, 7pm
The European Bookshop London

free

BOGDAN SUCEAVA AT THE NEW HOTSPOT OF ROMANIAN LITERATURE IN LONDON
California-based novelist Bogdan Suceava is the first Romanian author to feature in the RCI's series of literary encounters that will take place at the European Bookshop off Piccadilly Circus. The author will converse with poet and editor Stephen Watts, a refined connoisseur of Romanian prose and verse, about Miruna, a Tale, recently published in English translation by Twisted Spoon Press. A collection of autobiographical and folk tales set in the Carpathians, the book is a fascinating family history. MORE

MUSIC

 20 & 21 May, 8pm
Vortex London & Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham

 

prodigious lUCIAN BAN, back in britain

Hailed by "All about Jazz" as one of the most creative new musicians on the New York City scene, and reviewed by major British Jazz Journals such as "Jazzwise" and "Jazz Journal",  ingenious composer and pianist Lucian Ban hits the British jazz circuits again, with performances at famed Vortex in London and Nottingham's Lakeside Arts Centre. The Transylvania-native, who is promoting his latest album entitled Mystery, is accompanied by Abraham Burton, John Herbert and Eric McPherson, making up the famous Elevation Quartet. MORE

FILM

22 May, 7pm
RCI London

free

PETER STRICKLAND'S ATMOSPHERIC REVENGE-STORY KATALIN VARGA AT THE ROMANIAN CINEMATHEQUE

The Romanian Cinematheque features Peter Strickland's impressive debut Katalin Varga, a greatty tale of violence and revenge. Made over a long period of time and financed entirely by independent sources, the film went on to win the Silver Bear in Berlin and The European Film Academy's Discovery of the Year award in 2009. MORE

 

 

DANCE & THEATRE

25 May, 3pm
Leicester Square Theatre London

CHOREOGRAPHIC EXTRAVAGANZA "ZIC ZAC" OPENS IN LONDON

"Zic Zac", the volcanic debut feature of choreographer Andrea Gavriliu, will be performed in London as part of the widely enjoyed "Tales Told in Romanian" series, developed by independent promoter Claudia Cîrlig in partnership with RCI London. Described as dynamic and unpredictable, the show narrates the stormy affair between two strangers who meet in a trendy nightclub.  MORE

 

 

POETRY & THEATRE

 29 May, 7pm
RCI London

free

LEGENDARY ACTOR DOREL VISAN LAUNCHES OUR NEW PERFORMANCE SERIES "POETS TO THE BONE"
Thespian Dorel Visan, a giant of Romanian stage and film, will open our newest programme with a homage event to the greatest Romanian poet, Mihai Eminescu. "Poets to the Bone" is a series of small-scale yet dazzling performances, based on the great Romanian poetical and theatrical tradition and starring some of the greatest names in Romanian theatre.  MORE
 

ONGOING
VISUAL ARTS

 14 March - 14 June
Eastside Projects, Birmingham

THE FIRST UK SOLO EXHIBITION OF LATE VISUAL MAVERICK IOANA NEMEȘ
When her sudden death at only 32 hit the news in 2011, Ioana Nemeș had established herself as one of Romania's most celebrated and original artists. A selection of objects, prints and installations from the ambitious 'Monthly Evaluations' series can be seen in her first UK solo exhibition opened at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, in collaboration with KILOBASE Bucharest and with the support of ICR London. MORE
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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
 

7 May, 7.30pm | Southbank Centre London: BBC Concert Orchestra, exploring the music of eastern Europe, including Romania

 

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