Târgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra, RomaniaThe Târgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Romania’s oldest and most pretigious orchestras, acceding to the status of State Orchestra in 1950. The orchestra has performed with numerous eminent conductors and soloists including Pablo Casals, Béla Bartók, Jan Kubelik, Joseph Szigeti, George Enescu, Ernest Dohnányi, Aldo Ciccolini, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Bruno Gelber, Josef Suk, Lawrence Foster, Miklós Perényi, Monique Haas, Carlo Zecchi, Dimitri Baskirov, Victor Tretiakov, Frankl Péter, Annie Fischer, János Ferencsik, Lazar Berman, Radu Lupu, Zoltán Kocsis, Dezső Ránki, Silvia Marcovici, Robert Houlihan...
The Târgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra’s considerable repertoire includes numerous world premières largely thanks to the work of the composer Csiky Boldizsár and the conductor Szalman Lorant who directed the orchestra for nearly thirty years. The orchestra’s present principal conductor is Shinya Ozaki.
Along with the orchestra’s choir, directed by Vasile Cazan, the Târgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra is responsible for the town’s vibrant musical life, principally at the Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture, with several festivals during the year, organised in close collaboration with the town’s Conservatory. The Orchestra’s most recent tours have taken it to Hungary, England, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and Japan.
Tour dates 2012-2013 season12th to 17th November 2012
12th November - Le Pin Galant, Mérignac
13th November - Palais des Congrès, Toulon
14th November - Théâtre Le Cratère, Alès
15th November - La Rampe, Echirolles
16th November - Théâtre de Privas
17th November - still available
Programme with the Romanian pianist Ferenc Vizi and under the direction of Laurent Brack.
Schumann - Manfred Overture Op. 115 (1851)
Grieg - Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor Op. 16 (1868)
Allegro molto moderato, Adagio, Allegro moderato e marcato
Tchaikovski - Concerto for piano and orchestra N°1 in B flat minor Op. 23 (1875)
Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso, Andantino semplice, Allegro con fuoco
Ferenc Vizi was born in the neighbouring town of Reghin, and has already performed with the Târgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra on several occasions – Brahms 1st concerto, Mozart Concerto N°20, Bartók 2nd concerto, Schumann concerto...