The SoNoRo XVI Festival and the experience of the bourgeois labyrinth

On Friday, October 29, 2021, the 16th edition of the Festival begins I am titled “Dreamtigers”, a tribute to the work of the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Themes from his work will be translated into a remarkable repertoire, performed by 28 Romanian and foreign musicians, but also into a theater-labyrinth performance performed in partnership with UNATC students. “IL Caragiale”. The festival will take place in Bucharest until November 7, then will continue in Brașov, Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca until November 14.

Once again, the theme of the festival was premonitory and we are in a labyrinth of decisions. The festival has changed the structure of its halls for the last hundred meters, in order to be able to organize concerts with the public this year. We will also broadcast a series of concerts online, but we really wanted to meet the SoNoRo audience, which we missed last year. We will make sure that all measures are taken for the safety of the participants and we hope that reuniting with other friends and acquaintances and attending a quality art event will contribute to our emotional health and reduce the major stress we face during this period, “he said. Răzvan Popovici, Executive Director of the SoNoRo Festival.

The first two concerts will take place at the Bragadiru Palace (October 29 and 30) and mark through the concert program the centenary of Astor Piazzolla, a prolific and original composer and instrumentalist who revolutionized tango and created “Tango Nuevo” – a dramatic, expressive and passionate performance. of the tango. Piazzolla began playing a $ 18 bandoneon, a gift from his father, and listening to the records of the famous Carlos Gardel, whom he would later meet. As a fellow of the Paris Conservatory, Piazzolla wanted to perform classical music, but was instructed to dedicate himself to bandoneon and tango, composing the soundtrack for more than 50 films and becoming known throughout the world.

Festival audience I am can enjoy in this edition the presence of the bandoneonist and composer Marcelo Nisinman who at the age of 17, encouraged by his father, wrote a letter to Astor Piazzolla. From this simple gesture, about which Marcelo says he did not expect anything, he became a disciple of Piazzolla, making music with the tango master in the living room of his parents’ house.

Another surprise prepared for this edition is represented by the TIMP project, a theater-labyrinth type production, realized in an artistic partnership for the first time between UNATC and the SoNoRo Festival. Thus, the concert on Saturday, October 30, will be preceded and thematically supported by the immersive experience of the labyrinth-type theater.

Unique, participatory, collaborative, multisensory experience, TIMP is a labyrinthine theater staged by UNATC students “IL Caragiale”, in which the audience becomes the actor and character of their own narrative and in which there is no fixed scenario, on the contrary, each participant he will have his own story at the end. From this experience of the labyrinth type theater will not miss the elements of scenography, light design, sound design and student actors of UNATC who will discreetly guide the participants.

Inspired by Borges’ stories and themes – mirrors, the labyrinth, the library, time -, the TIMP project focuses on three spaces that make up the triad: Body, Heart, Mind. In each of the three rooms there is an actor, who becomes the personification of an element of the triad. For 30 minutes, participants must find their way through the maze, aided by UNATC actors, and discover three different characters, three identities, three paths to their own destiny.

On Sunday, October 31, three concerts are scheduled at ARCUB Gabroveni (11:00, 14:00 and 18:30), where the concert will take place on Monday, November 1. The concerts in the Capital will continue at the Bragadiru Palace (November 2 and 5), at the Radio Hall (November 4), at the Auditorium Hall of the National Museum of Art of Romania (November 6) and will end at the Romanian Athenaeum on November 7.

The concerts that will be broadcast LIVE on the page of facebook I am, eg YouTube account and on site are those scheduled for October 29, October 30 and November 2 – Bragadiru Palace, November 4 – National Art Museum of Romania and November 7 – Romanian Athenaeum.

“With titles inspired by the work of South American writer Jorge Luis Borges, such as Book of Imaginay Creatures, El Aleph, The Maker and the Listener or The Infinity of Mirrors, this edition of the festival celebrates time, life, imagination and creativity, being an invitation to hope through music and cultural oases that everyone can create in their personal labyrinth. We offer, with your permission, to be your guide in this edition of the SoNoRo Festival. We will soon find ourselves in the labyrinth of music! ”, He declared Diana Ketler, Artistic Director of the SoNoRo Festival.

The festival will continue between November 9-14 at the Brașov Philharmonic – Patria Hall, Sibiu Philharmonic – Thalia Hall, Babeș-Bolyai University – Auditorium Maximum Hall, Bohemian House and Calvinist Reformed Church.

Festival tickets and season tickets I am can be purchased from the network Eventbook.

Considering the new restrictions established by the National Committee for Emergency Situations and approved by government decision, entered into force on Monday, October 25, 2021, which prohibit the activity of bars, clubs and discos, concerts scheduled in Club Expirat, Club Guesthouse and Fratelli Studios were relocated to ARCUB Gabroveni and Bragadiru Palace.

Founded in 2006, the Festival I am brought chamber music to the forefront of Romanian cultural life and included the Romanian music scene in a network of high-profile European festivals. In addition to traditional partnerships with festivals in Italy, Latvia, Germany, England, Israel and Japan, SoNoRo has performed in some of the world’s most famous venues, such as Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, YMCA in Jerusalem and Carnegie Hall. from New York.

The cultural platform I am includes SoNoRo Festival (16 years old), SoNoRo-Interferences, scholarship program and workshops for young musicians (15 years old), SoNoRo On Tour (12 years old), SoNoRo Arezzo (9 years old), SoNoRo Mansion, series of hosted summer concerts of heritage buildings in Romania (9 years), SoNoRo Musikland, a festival dedicated to the traditions and architectural heritage of Transylvania (3 years).

Public participation is allowed only on the basis of the COVID Green Certificate, for persons who are vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 virus and for whom 10 days have passed since the completion of the complete vaccination scheme, respectively persons who are in the period between 15- day and 180 days after confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.

Cultural project funded by Ministry of Culture
Project co – financed by Capital City Hall through ARCUB within the Program “Bucharest – Open City” 2021.
“The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the Bucharest City Hall or ARCUB.”

Festival presented by: Raiffeisen Bank
Main sponsors: MedLife Medical System, RomCapital Invest
Main partners: Romanian Cultural Institute, Cervantes Institute
Sponsors: Ciga Energy, Leroy and Associates, Vodafone, JTI, Fan Courier, NNDPK, Mercure Hotels, Alcor Clinic, Aedificium, Casa Boema
partner: illy, Media Image, Privileg, Grano, SupaDupa, Artegianale, Hochmeister, Brașov Philharmonic, Golden Tulip Sibiu, Sibiu State Philharmonic, Matei Branea, Cărturești Bookstores, Humanitas Bookstores, Calea Victoriei Foundation, UNATC “IL Caragiale”, Traders Association The Historical Center of Brașov.
Media partners: RFI Romania, Radio Romania Cultural, Radio Romania Music, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic, Psychologies, Igloo, Architecture, Zeppelin,, Capital,, RADOR, The Institute, Days and Nights, Ziarul Metropolis, LiterNet. ro, Culture supplement, TIME,,,,,, Blitz TV

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