Subscription tickets for the George Enescu Festival later this year all but sold out within an hour of going on sale, according to the local press. Subscriptions for the 21st George Enescu Festival went on sale yesterday (January 15 ) and were quickly snapped up by music fans keen to see some of the world’s greatest orchestras perform. This year’s festival runs between September 2 and 8 at various venues.
The festival is only held every two years and was started three years after the death of Romania’s most celebrated composer George Enescu in 1955.
Subscriptions to a series of chamber music concerts and the midnight concerts have sold out. Student and pensioner subscriptions for the Great Orchestras of the World series are also gone, according to the local press.
This year’s festival will include 150 events, and as many as 14 large orchestras and 21 ensembles will hold 28 concerts, four operas, two ballets, as well as 48 concerts within the international competition of the Festival.
Last time around, as many as 16,000 people attended around 100 concerts in the festival. For 2013, already confirmed are Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Maris Jansons, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra dell’Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma, Antonio Pappano, Orchestre de Paris, Name Jarvi – London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Radio Berlin, Marek Janowski, among others. After subscriptions went on sale yesterday, tickets to individual concerts will be on sale in April.
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