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Beatles`n`Jazz

27 February 2017

  On 27 February 2017, the National Theatre (Painting Hall, 7.00 p.m.) shall host the show Beatles ‘N’ Jazz. The ones bringing this project to the audience’s attention are some of the most gifted and versatile musicians of the Romanian new wave. Adrian Nour - actor, dancer and singer, with an impressive voice of infinite coloratura, forceful accents and vibrant sensitivities of a troubling suggestiveness, known to the audience through the numerous productions of Bucharest theatres of the participation in the well-known TV show The Voice of Romania. Adrian Nour together with Catalina Beta, one of the most charming appearances and voices of the Romanian Jazz stage of the last years, a vocal presence of a troubling purity, expressive and penetrating, a voice "dressed in velvet" and their instrumentalist colleagues, Adrian Flautistu - bass, Ciprian Pop - guitar, Alexandru Borsan - piano, Iulian Nicolau - drums, shall be the protagonists of an exceptional jazz evening and shall explore in a non-conformist jazzy manner the famous Beatles hits. The British band Beatles has revolutionised the sixties in terms of music, being one of the most influential and innovative phenomena of the rock age. Initially starting with pieces blending in an original manner rock & roll, pop-rock and blues-folk-jazz elements, the Beatles have later started to experiment with several musical styles, from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelic music and hard-rock, incorporating in their songs classical elements as well, and using unconventional and innovative recording techniques. Their compositions are pure diamonds, of an immeasurable melodious, harmonic and rhythmical richness. The Beatles is the best-sold band in history, and the countless hits offered to the world continue to serve as source of inspiration to the best musicians worldwide.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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The Flying Cossacks from the Kalina Academic Ensemble of Ukraine Premiering at NTB on 6 March 2017!

06 March 2017

  The most beautiful traditional Ukrainian dances and songs shall enchant for the first time the Bucharest audience, on 6 March 2017 in the Grand Hall of the National Theatre! Surnamed “the Flying Cossacks”, the members of the Kalyna Academic Ensemble of Kiev bring to Bucharest spectacular choreographies and folk “gems” in a wonderful epic of love and war! The artists impress the spectators through mastery and authenticity and transpose themselves in times immemorial, when mighty lads were crossing the Ukrainian forests motivated by the thirst for justice, but also by the longing for the beloved girl. True symbol of Ukrainian culture, the ensemble consisting of choir, ballet and orchestra gathers in the current formula 47 members staging authentic folk musicals. Founded in 1981, the Kalyna Academic Ensemble has been circulating for 35 years local folklore around the world. The shows of the Cossacks are compared to musical tableaus, in which special choreographic moments are intertwined with the mastery of interpretation. The show also features traditional instruments and Ukrainian folk costumes, of a rare beauty. The Flying Cossacks from the Kalyna Ensemble have won over time may national and international contests and have represented Ukrainian folk art at cultural festivals in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, China, Korea, Indonesia, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Italy and many other countries. Currently, the flying Cossacks from the Kalyna Academic Ensemble perform under the leadership of artistic director Gennadii Andriushchenko – Emeritus Artist of Ukraine. Throughout the 35 years of activity, the position as artistic director of the Ensemble has been filled by Valery Plump, Victor Lysyuk, Anatoliy Dubina, Grigori Voronov, Serghei Dudko, Tatiana Kumanovska, Andrew Veres, Valentyn Kozachenko.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu

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I Do Not Matter!

13 March 2017

Three great cultural cities, three grand stages and theatre shows „otherwise” for soulful people!      After the triumph from 2016, the ARTwise Tour recommences in 2017 and proposes, as a premiere, a different theatre show, unusual and topical: I Do Not Matter!. Some of the greatest Romanian stages shall host the show: - The National Theatre of Bucharest – Studio Hall (Bucharest, 13 March 2017, 7:00 p.m.) - National Theatre of Iași– Grand Hall (Iași, 21 February 2017, 7:00 p.m.) - The Bacovia Municipal Theatre – Grand Hall (Bacău, 20 February 2017, 8:00 p.m.) The play, written by a young unknown Romanian playwright, has gathered remarkable reviews for the premieres at the Elisabeta Theatre of Bucharest from November 2016. 500 spectators and theatre critics were surprised by the involvement of some of the best Romanian actors in a new private project, but also by a bold script blending dramatic tension specific to the theatre with the lyricism of live classical and folk music. Why do you need to take part in the ARTwise Tour? Because ARTwise means the promotion of young people, it means decency, high-quality culture and first and foremost it means change in terms of vision on arts and culture.   In the cast: Marian Râlea, holder of theUNITER award for best actor, shall play the leading role „Judas”, alternating with the great film and theatre actor Vlad Rădescu. The cast is replenished by actors with major roles on stages such as NTB, Odeon, the Masca Theatre, etc., illustrious actors such as Anamaria Pîslaru, Sorin Dinculescu şi Relu Poalelungi and young actors: Antonio Tadeusz Mincă, Beatrice Rubică, Altan Safta Zecheria, Georgiana Vratiu and Ştefan Opreanu. The show brings a surprise: the live soundtrack (Narcisa Băleanu, panpipe – folk music) with the extraordinary involvement of a prominent representative of the „George Enescu” Philharmonics: Adrian Petrescu, in his capacity as musical director. The tickets for all three shows are available on www.mystage.ro or at the box offices of the three theatres. The ARTwise National Tour was launched in 2016 at the Bacău Athenaeum with a modern symphonic concert, has continued with the launch of the „Nice Trilogy”, with premieres at the Elisabeta Theatre and shall continue in 2017 in the major Romanian cities, and the general public shall have the opportunity to witness theatre performances, symphonic concerts and book launches. For more details, please access the Facebook page: ARTfel acf, https://web.facebook.com/Clubul.ARTfel/ or download the application Clubul ARTfel from „Appstore and Google play”, free of charge.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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The Django Caravan - Gypsy Jazz Manouche - Emy Drăgoi

20 March 2017

Within the framework of the latest musical project initiated and launched by him - 3D Pro’ect – the well-known artist Emy Drăgoi shall present a musical genre with a special history and flavour: the Django Caravan - Gypsy Jazz Manouche - Emy Drăgoi Tribute: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli Special guest: Ion Caramitru The Manouche jazz, originating from the French suburbs – country in which Emy Drăgoi has completed his musical studies, also receiving the title of Artist of the Year, and in which he discovered the illustrious promoters of this musical genre, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, living alongside David Reinhard (grandson of Django), performing shows with the latter and Trio Rosemberg, Bireli Lagrene, Didier Lockwood etc., shall be presented to the Romanian audience in a vocal-instrumental formula, special in itself, through the creation of this project - Caravana Django - Gypsy Jazz Manouche - Emy Drăgoi Django has imposed a rhythm, the “swing”, which shall mark an entire period of interwar Paris. The repertoire of this project shall include immortal themes, such as Minor Swing, Daphne, Belleville, Djangology, Swing '42 și Nuages, which became standard pieces in jazz music. First and foremost, Emy Drăgoi and Jazz Hot Club Romania shall be joined on stage by the members of the Jazz Hot Club Junior Orchestra, alongside 3D Pro’ect. These shall be joined by several other top instrumentalists from France, manouche guitarists, especially invited for this kind of music. Collaborators within this great project are also actors of the National Theatre of Bucharest: Anca Sigartău, Aylin Cadîr, Tania Popa, alongside maestro Ion Caramitru. Appreciated for their theatre and film roles, for their appearances on radio and television, they also have a solid musical background, taking the Django Caravan on a magical musical journey, accompanied by dancers of the Tango Tangent troupe. Theatre, Music and Dance shall form a whole within this project. The show is accompanied by a video projection which replenishes the magic of this show Music in the Family. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Concert Aurelian Temisan & Friends

20 March 2017

    On 20 March 2017, from 8.00 p.m., Aurelian Temișan invites you to a memorable Unplugged concert, hosted by the Grand Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest! He shall be joined on stage by Cornel Ilie (Vunk), Smiley and Gabriel Cotabiţă, three beloved friends, who shall replenish an evening you shall recall for a long time. You are expected to enjoy choruses from yore and nowadays, in an elegant show celebrating love and art.   About Aurelian Temişan         For over 28 years, Aurelian Temişan occupies one of the top positions of the audience’s preferences in his capacity as vocal soloist, actor or jury member of TV shows. Beside numerous concerts and studio albums, the milestones of a successful career include: the appearance in a double role in the feature film The Second Fall of Constantinople (1993), the role Bill Flynn from the famous musical Chicago, staged by the National Theatre of Bucharest, the characters impersonated in the TV series TV Mary’s Secret (Antena 1), The In-Laws (Național TV), The Sprânceană Clan (Antena 1) and the presence in the jury of the very popular TV show I Know You From Somewhere.

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Fuego concert

03 April 2017

Spring brings to your city Romanian pop music, in an extravaganza of emotions and love, presented by the unmistakable Paul Surugiu-Fuego. Lo and behold, the artist of hearts goes again on tour throughout the country with a grandiose show – Leave Me My Music! – celebrating this time 10 years of national tours. The singer shall visit 20 cities, presenting to his audience an authentic music show with melody, colour, delicacy, unforgettable verses and songs. Surprises shall follow one another, for two hours in which the music of yore shall intertwine with today’s music, Fuego’s hits shall resonate in a new version and new songs shall enchant the audience. Joined by his band, Paul shall generate a musical universe in which everyone can find himself. Within the show, the artist shall launch a new discographic material, a spectacular musical-audio, created with maestro Jolt Kerestely. Leave Me My Music! is the way Paul Surugiu shows his audience that art makes us happy, even when we expect it the least. „For me, music is therapy, melody, emotion and joy at the same time, even more than a few sounds placed on a tape and a text thrown at random to be recited by an artist on a soundtrack. I also believe in music and its power, in the hits of yore and in what is created nowadays, so complex. I continue to be a romantic and I prefer to believe that we can continue to enjoy the beauty of certain songs. Leave My Music to Me! is about me and my art, about you, my audience and all the songs I have launched or sung or hummed ever since I was born, it is a tribute paid to Romanian artists and a spring extravaganza in which we shall relish, for two hours, special messages and emotions. I cannot advertise for myself, naturally, but I want to believe that we shall create an atmosphere for everyone to hear us. Alongside my band, I have prepared unique moments, musical premieres, an exceptional album, postures in which you shall see me for the first time. We shall remember parents, home, we shall float on the waves of love, dancing, listening, reciting and we shall let the song tell its own story. I think it is about time to show everyone that we need Romanian pop music, warning with respect to melodicity and messages, which the audience still needs, even if many are hurrying to consign them to oblivion. Be that as it may, but leave me my music! I look forward to seeing you!” Paul Surugiu - Fuego   For further details, you can access the following websites: www.fuegofuego.ro, www.artbyfuego.ro, fuegoromaniafanclub.blogspot.com, www.fanclubfuegoromania.com.

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