Nat'l Symphony of Romania
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
This acclaimed ensemble of vibrant young musicians is known as Romania’s best and brightest orchestra. It has earned a reputation for performances full of virtuosity, joy and drama. Led by new star conductor Cristian Măcelaru, who is setting the music world on fire right now, the eclectic evening of popular works will feature Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal winner Andrei Ioniţă – whom The Times proclaimed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”– in Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Rococo” Variations. In addition, the performance will include Enescu’s universally acclaimed Romanian Rhapsody No. 1; Strauss’ celebratory Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; and Ravel’s seductive Boléro.