Home November 2006 6 – 9 November 2006 – Pro Patrimonio ‘Art & Music’ Festival

6 – 9 November 2006 – Pro Patrimonio ‘Art & Music’ Festival

by Ionela Flood

The Romanian Cultural Institute
1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PH

Masquerade of the goat; Moldavian mask-costume. Painting by Celia Ward

This year’s edition is organised by Pro Patrimonio (www.propatrimonio.org), with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department for Relations with Romanians Living Abroad and in partnership with ‘Romanca’ Society (www.romanca.co.uk) and the Romanian Cultural Institute / ICR (www.icr-london.co.uk). ICR are offering use of their venue for the Festival and organising hands-on craft demonstrations by peasant craft-artists. All ticket-sales proceedings go towards Pro Patrimonio’s cultural heritage and conservation projects in Romania. If you are interested in taking part in the festival, please send an e-mail (in English) to mail@propatrimonio.com and order your tickets.

Programme:
Monday 6 November 2006
19.00-22.00: Reception and Private View of paintings by Celia Ward of animal imagery in Moldavian and Maramuresean masks, actual masks and costumes, and Oltenian carpets by Elisabeta Murgu
Canapés and champagne will be served.
The exhibition will be open from 11.00-18.00 on 7, 8 and 9 November 2006.
Tickets: £15

Tuesday 7 November 2006
16.00-18.00: Oltenian carpet-weaving demonstration by Maria Dinoiu and Moldavian mask-making demo by Paul Buta. Admission is free. Reservations at info.london@icr.ro or call 0207 752 0134
19.00: Violin and piano recital with Andrei Gocan (violin) and Daniel Adni (piano)
Brahms (1833-1897): Scherzo from the ‘FAE’ Sonata
Schubert (1797-1828): Violin Sonata (Sonatina) in G Minor, D 408 – Allegro giusto, Andante, Menuetto, Allegro moderato.
George Enescu (1881-1955): Third Violin Sonata Op 25 in A minor ‘dans la caractère populaire roumain’ (1926) – Moderato malinconico, Andante sostenuto e misterioso, Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso.
Henri Wienawski (1835-1880): Concert Polonaise Op 4
Wine and canapés will be served after the concert.
Tickets: £15

Wednesday 8 November 2006
16.00-18.00: Oltenian carpet-weaving demonstration by Maria Dinoiu and Moldavian mask-making demo by Paul Buta. Admission is free. Reservations at info.london@icr.ro or call 0207 752 0134
19.00: Illustrated lecture ‘Man or Mamaliga: Masks and Masquerade in North-East Romania’ by Sarah Posey
Gabriel Hanganu will make an intervention at the end of Sarah Posey’s lecture and present an excerpt from a film, still in production, on masks and masquerades inMoldavia.
Wine and canapés will be served after the lecture.
Tickets: £15

Thursday 9 November 2006
16.00-18.00: Oltenian carpet-weaving demonstration by Maria Dinoiu and Moldavian mask-making demo by Paul Buta. Admission is free. Reservations at info.london@icr.ro or call 0207 752 0134
19.00: Lecture-recital ‘Music folklore and the Byzantine musical tradition: their role in shaping the Romanian school of composition’ by Ion Minoiu
Wine and canapés will be served after the lecture-recital.
Tickets: £15

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Afternoon visits have been arranged on 8 November 2006 to the Horniman Museum’s Study Collection Centre to view examples of the museum’s Romanian musical instruments and anthropology collections, and on 9 November 2006 to the Victoria &Albert Museum to view the Oprescu collection of Romanian embroidery and folk dress.
A minibus will leave No. 1 Belgrave Square at 13.30 on 8 and 9 November 2006.
Tickets: £10 / afternoon visit

All events with the exception of the visits to the Victoria & Albert, and HornimanMuseum, will be held at the Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square.

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With the exception of craft-demonstration events,
Entry by tickets purchased in advance ONLY. Ticket numbers are limited to 100 for the evening events and to 10 for the afternoon visits on 8 and 9 November. Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Please make cheques payable to Pro Patrimonio and send them to the following address: Pro Patrimonio, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE
For Pro Patrimonio members only: £3 reduction for each event

Pro Patrimonio, The Romanian National Heritage Trust, is an international not-for-profit, non governmental organization whose mission is to identify, preserve, and advocate for the historic heritage of Romania. Its aim is to restore, rescue and revitalize endangered buildings and sites for the benefit of future generations.
Pro Patrimonio restores and protects historic buildings and landmarks, important architecture, archaeological sites, traditional villages, traditional crafts and skills.
Pro Patrimonio is a federation of autonomous national foundations in Romania, UK,USA and France which share a common mission, a common conservation program, a common website (www.propatrimonio.org) and a common president.
Patron: King Michael I of Romania; Founder and President: Sherban Cantacuzino CBE FSA D. Univ (York) FRIBA; Board of Trustees: Sherban Cantacuzino, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Chorley, Indrei Ratiu, Nicolae Ratiu, Michael Thomas.
Contacts: Pro Patrimonio, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE; Tel. + 44 20 7439 4052; Email: mail@propatrimonio.com

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