‘Revolving around the fascinating personality of legendary composer, musicologist and educator, this celebratory, one-month programme recalls the genius of Pascal Bentoiu, who passed away at the age of 88 last year, through two concerts complemented by an exhibition and a talk.
On 29 April, the celebratory month concludes with a showcase of Bentoiu’s fantastic orchestral skills, celebrated at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens with the UK premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor (completed by Bentoiu) in the interpretation of Oberon Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Samuel Draper. Also in the programme: Gustav Mahler – “Blumine”, Bela Bartók – “Romanian Folk Dances” and Franz Schubert – Andante in B minor from Symphony No. 10 in D.’ (RCI)