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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Bucharest concerts mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Holocaust Remembrance Day, the January 27th commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, will be marked with two concerts at the Bucharest Athenaeum.

The two concerts are scheduled for January 27th and January 28th.

The George Enescu Philharmonic, led by Israeli conductor and composer Yoav Talmi, will perform Talmi’s Dachau reflections, an elegy for strings, timpani and accordion. The program also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, with Dimitri Malignan as soloist, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36.

Dachau Reflections premiered in September 1997, performed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, conducted by Yoav Talmi. It has since been performed by more than 20 orchestras in the US, Canada, Norway, Poland, France, Netherlands, Latvia, Israel, Greece, Argentina, Peru, and Costa Rica.

“When composing the Elegy, I designed a collage of passing images from the past and present. Thus, you can hear a Jewish ghetto song (Under the starry sky) performed from afar by a string quartet, as well as Bach’s Sarabande for unaccompanied cello. A theme from Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder opens the piece. Another theme from the same work is quoted towards the end, as a postlude of silence and acceptance. The sounds of the accordion recall someone thrown from the street into the ghetto. The elegy was written in 1997, partially in Israel, partially in San Diego, and it is dedicated to my grandparents, whom I’ve never met,” the composer explained.

Tickets are available at the ticket office of the Athenaeum or online, on the institution’s website.

(Photo: Gicamatescu/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Bucharest concerts mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Holocaust Remembrance Day, the January 27th commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, will be marked with two concerts at the Bucharest Athenaeum.

The two concerts are scheduled for January 27th and January 28th.

The George Enescu Philharmonic, led by Israeli conductor and composer Yoav Talmi, will perform Talmi’s Dachau reflections, an elegy for strings, timpani and accordion. The program also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, with Dimitri Malignan as soloist, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36.

Dachau Reflections premiered in September 1997, performed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, conducted by Yoav Talmi. It has since been performed by more than 20 orchestras in the US, Canada, Norway, Poland, France, Netherlands, Latvia, Israel, Greece, Argentina, Peru, and Costa Rica.

“When composing the Elegy, I designed a collage of passing images from the past and present. Thus, you can hear a Jewish ghetto song (Under the starry sky) performed from afar by a string quartet, as well as Bach’s Sarabande for unaccompanied cello. A theme from Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder opens the piece. Another theme from the same work is quoted towards the end, as a postlude of silence and acceptance. The sounds of the accordion recall someone thrown from the street into the ghetto. The elegy was written in 1997, partially in Israel, partially in San Diego, and it is dedicated to my grandparents, whom I’ve never met,” the composer explained.

Tickets are available at the ticket office of the Athenaeum or online, on the institution’s website.

(Photo: Gicamatescu/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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