Romanian Extraordinary Gala Concert celebrating the National Day of Romania took place on December 1, at Henry Crown Symphony Hall - Jerusalem Theater.
The concert was organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv, in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
On the occasion of the National Day of Romania, the Romanian Cultural Institute held a beautiful concert under the energetic baton of the Ionut Pascu, with a rare collection of famous works and the greatest hits from Romanian and Balkan Music performed by the exceptional Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and some of the greatest voices and instrumental virtuous from Romania
Yair Stern, Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra introduced Mr. Martin Salomon, Director, Romanian Cultural Institute, who opened the evening with a warm welcome to the guests, including a few words in Romanian and Hebrew.
He continued in English: " ... this magnificent Gala Concert, celebrating the National Day of Romania ...is offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra...I am also proud to announce that is only the beginning; this concert is the 1st of many cultural projects that they have for the next years".
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performed the national anthems of Israel and Romania.
Participating artist were Stefan Ignat,baritone; Mirela Gradinaru, soprano; Madeleine Pascu , soprano; Dalila Cernatescu, Romanian panpipes; Andrei Manea , tenor Alina Dragnea, mezzo-soprano; Aida Pascu , soprano and Bogdan Mihailescu, classical guitar.
The artist and the musicians received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience, all from different parts of Israel.
The sponsors of the concert were Tarom Romanian Air Transport and Emir. - an organization of Romanian immigrants in Israel א.מ.י.ר. – ארגון מאוחד של יוצאי רומניה בישראל
The stage was decorated with the flags of Romania and Israel, with the announcement flag of the Romanian Cultural Institute and with a huge bouquet of flowers in the colors of the Romanian flag.
The diplomatic portal in Israel, www.diplomacy.co.il, congratulates Mr. Martin Salomon, Director, Romanian Cultural Institute , the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the artists for their excellent work.
Photos Silvia Golan. ( more pics at Facebook Israel Diplo )