Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Conductor: Daniel Jinga
Simina Croitoru – violin
Radu Sinaci – cello
Jules Massenet Meditation from the opera Thais;
Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen op.20;
Camille Saint Saens Concert no. 1 in A minor for cello and orchestra op.33;
Sabin Drăgoi Sacred entertainment;
“Music is something more than a source of sensory pleasure and deep emotion … He who does not feel an absolute delight in a simple series of well-built chords, beautiful only by their arrangement, is not really passionate about music. “The words belong to Camille Saint Saens, the great French romantic, whose death is on the 16th of December, one hundred years old.
At the Philharmonic we pay homage to him in the first concert of November, bringing back in the symphony orchestra program one of the most sensational cello scores, the Concerto in A minor op.33, the one that Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff placed first in the hierarchy of concerts for cello from the entire literature of classical music.
The cellist Radu Sinaci is the performer of this evening of the much appreciated masterpiece, an evening conceived as a mixture of French, Spanish and Romanian music, in which the instrumental show is multiplied by the presence of the violinist Simina Croitoru. At the suggestion of the young guest, at the beginning of the concert at 19.00 you meet again with the Meditation from the opera Thais by Jules Massenet and Melodies on fiddle op.20 by Pablo de Sarasate, scores belonging to the same romantic world, a world of expressiveness and virtuosity.
The sacred entertainment of Sabin Drăgoi, a work considered epochal at the time of its appearance, concludes the symphonic concert on November 4, an event that marks the first collaboration of the symphony orchestra with conductor Daniel Jinga, who today leads the destinies of the National Opera in Bucharest.