Moldova State Philharmonic of Iași

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Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra. Source: www.fundatia-celibidache.com

Men have built themselves societies, developing on every aspect of life. After centuries of continuous evolution, we have come to improve our settlements by equipping cities with all forms of comfort. Today we can easily have access to both work and entertainment sources. An example worth to be mentioned is a symbol for good taste and culture: the philharmonic.

The city of Iasi, which is the cultural capital of Romania’s region, Moldavia, concentrates a full package of elements that represent art in all its forms. Among valuable examples such as the Romanian National Theatre or the Romanian National Opera, Moldova State Philharmonic comes to complete a long number of important entertainment sources that the inhabitants of Iasi are right to take pride in. This institution with permanent artistic activity emerged in 1918, wearing the name of the illustrious Romanian musician, George Enescu. Its inaugural concert took place on the 9th of October, 1942, and it had as first director Radu Constantinescu. During its first decade, the symphonic orchestra of Iasi has built its rich repertoire as a basis of its future personal interpretative style. 1953 is another year that marks an important moment in the Philharmonic’s evolution, being the time when the choir was created. Is wears the name of the great Romanian composer and bandmaster Gavriil Musicescu, and it made possible the interpretation of famous works of Mozart, Haydn, and Carl Orff, which were performed in the city of Iasi for the first time due to this talented group.

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Bacău – The City at the Confluence of Bistrița with Siret

General Information

Municipality in  Moldavia, the  residence of Bacău County  is located at an altitude of 165 m in the Siret Valley, right by the river Bistrița (due to which there is a hydroelectric plant that supplies a part of the electricity of the city), near the confluence with the Siret. Also known as the city of Bacovia, Bacău counted during the census of 2011, a number of 144.307 inhabitants.

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The Prefecture of Bacău – Photo: Nicoleta Tudor

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Romanian Culture

Generalities of the Romanian culture

Romanian culture has its own ethos, generated within its geographical and historical evolution. Trends belonging to distinct areas and cultural traditions were simultaneously and successively combined in this context. The only Orthodox Christians among the Latin peoples and the only Latin people in the Eastern Orthodox space, the Romanians tenaciously kept their Roman roots, and they tried hard to harmonize them with the Orthodoxy in order to transform the ethnic “insularity” into a fruitful dialogue with other cultures.

The Palace of Culture in Iasi
The Palace of Culture in Iasi

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