RadiRo – The International Festival of Radio Orchestras, 2018
Prestige? European orchestras like BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (UK) or the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (Germany), the Oldest European orchestra; Stars? Renowned soloists and conductors of the international art scene; Emotion? A thrilling programme, featuring works by well-known composers, from Mozart to Ravel, from Debussy to Ceaikovski; Variety? 8 symphony concerts and 4 jazz concerts – these are the ”ingredients” of an event that you cannot miss:
Radio – The International Festival of Radio Orchestras, music elegance at its utmost!
RadiRo is the only festival dedicated to radio orchestras in Europe and across the world, an event produced and organized by Radio Romania. The 4th edition of the Festival will take place from November 18th to November 25th, 2018, and will comprise two sections: Symphony concerts – hosted at the Romanian Radio Hall, and, a premiere at the current edition, jazz concerts – scheduled at the MNAR Auditorium Hall (The National Museum of Art of Romania).
Organized every two years (so as to alternate with the George Enescu International Festival) since 2012, RadiRo has brought in front of the Romanian audience leading radio orchestras from Europe and Asia.
On Wednesday, September 26th, subscriptions for the 4th RadiRo Festival will go on sale. A week later, starting from Wednesday, October 3rd, individual tickets will be put on sale as well. Subscriptions are available only for the symphony concerts at the Romanian Radio Hall. For the jazz concerts scheduled at the Auditorium Hall, MNAR, there will be only individual tickets available. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online on www.bilete.ro, as well as at the Romanian Post offices, in the Inmedio stores bearing the bilete.ro logo, as well as at the Romanian Radio Box Office.
The 4th RadiRo Festival will bring to Bucharest European prestigious orchestras, which belong to some of the leading European broadcasting companies: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, alongside the host of the event, the Romanian Radio National Orchestra.
The jazz series will be performed by radio big bands from Denmark, Croatia and Romania. The top guest musician of the jazz concerts series will be Aura Urziceanu, who will return to Romania especially for this event, to perform with the Romanian Radio Big Band.
Internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists will perform at RadiRo 2018: conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy and Nathalie Stutzmann, pianists Mihai Ritivoiu – a winner of the George Enescu International Competition, David Fray and Javier Perianes, cellist Andrei Ioniță – a star of the new generation, a winner of the Grand Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow).
This 4th edition of the RadiRo Festival is intended to highlight two major events of the year – the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Radio Romania (November 1st), and Romania’s Centenary (100 years since the Great Union).
All concerts performed during the Festival will be broadcast live by Radio Romania, recorded and broadcast later by the Romanian Television. Concerts will be taken over and broadcast by the radio members of the European Broadcasting Union.
For other information related to RadiRo 2018 please visit our website: www.radirofestival.ro
Producer: Radio România
Co-producer: The Romanian Government, through the Romanian Ministry of Culture
Artistic co-production: TVR
Organizer : Artexim
Institutional partners: MNAR (The National Museum of Art of Romania) and Bucharest Municipality
Official transporter: Dacia
With the support of: British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut Français, Instituto Cervantes, Librăriile Humanitas, Blitz TV
Media partners: Radio România Muzical, Radio România Cultural, Cariere, Adevărul, Dilema Veche, Unica, Avantaje, TV Mania, Psychologies, Eva.ro.