(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) --State Theatre New Jersey presents the National Symphony Orchestra of Romaniawith cello soloist Andrei Ioniță on Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00pm. Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the orchestra in their U.S. Tour debut. Program includes Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11; Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 with cello soloist Andrei Ioniță; Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59; and RAVEL’s Boléro. Tickets range from $17.50-$70.
Acclaimed as one of the world’s top youth ensembles, the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania has made a name for itself as Romania’s best and brightest orchestra. Touring regularly at leading venues throughout Europe, it has earned a reputation for delivering performances at the highest level characterized by virtuosity, abandon, joy, and drama. Now led by renowned conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the orchestra will lead it’s first-ever tour in the United States.
The mission of the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania is to attract the brightest Romanian musicians between the ages of 18-35 to create a unique creative experience in the common pursuit of musical excellence. The orchestra’s roots lay in a unique artistic and educational program, which was founded in 2008 following an initiative by cellist Marin Cazacu with the support of the Friends of Music from the Serafim Antropov Foundation. The orchestra’s academic program strives to offer young musicians the opportunity to explore demanding repertoire through master classes and concerts, and more importantly, to participate in the joy of music-making under esteemed conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Kristjan Järvi, and Cristian Măcelaru, and with leading soloists including Pinchas Zukerman, Sarah Chang, David Garrett, Elizabeth Leonskaja, and Andrei Ioniță.
The orchestra’s concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum and the George Enescu International Festival are regularly sold out and international tours have brought them to the Gustav Mahler International Festival, Ravello International Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, and Grande Theatre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence. Forthcoming tours will see them perform in France including for their debut at the Philharmonie de Paris and in Germany, Spain, Brussels, and Austria.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.