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The President's name, booed at "George Enescu" Festival

de V.M. transl/adapt. C.B.     HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 9 septembrie 2009, 16:17 English | Bucharest

A number of people from the audience present at "George Enescu" music Festival on Tuesday evening booed when Romanian Culture minister Theodor Paleologu pronounced the name of President Traian Basescu while offering Russian violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov a decoration on behalf of the head of state.

After an exceptional concert with long applauses, Romanian minister Theodor Paleologul climbed on the stage to offer Russian conductor a Knight's decoration of the "Cultural Merit" order for promoting the Festival and the International music Competition "George Enescu", Romanian press agency NewsIn informs. At first, audience was annoyed with the fact that the microphone was not working. But the moment when the minister’s voice was technically restored, a number of persons in the festival hall started to boo on hearing the name of President Basescu. Theodor Paleologu offered the Russian musician the decoration on behalf of the head of the state.

The Cultural Merit order was also awarded to director Nicolas Joel, conductor Oleg Caetani and lyric artist Franck Ferrari, according to some decrees signed by President Basescu on August 28.

Maxim Vengerov, one of the most famous names in contemporary classical music, has conducted the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday evening, an evening dedicated to "The great world orchestras", with Alexandru Tomescu playing the violin. Horia Mihail played the piano and Razvan Suma played the cello.




















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