A series of cultural events will be held on Sunday, January 15th, in honor of Romania’s National Day of Culture.
On this occasion, institutions subordinate to the Ministry of Culture are organizing a wide range of events, from concerts and shows to exhibitions and educational projects, both offline and online, reports Romania Insider.
Several museums can be visited for free on January 15, while some will extend their opening hours. Additionally, Romanian composers are celebrated at these events, what with the programs of concerts or recitals emphasizing Romanian creation.
In Bucharest, the Village Museum awaits visitors with a program of music and poetry dedicated to Mihai Eminescu (starting at 11:00), the National Art Museum holds an event dedicated to the link between written culture and visual arts (between 11:00 and 13:00), while the National History Museum exhibits for the first time, a special cultural asset in its collections – the Montpellier Cup, the first international prize awarded to Romanian literature for the poem „Cântecul gintei latine” by Vasile Alecsandri.
Other museums joining the National Culture Day celebration are the Peasant Museum, the Grigore Antipa Museum, the National Museum of Old Maps and Books, the George Enescu Museum, or the Contemporary Art Museum.
The George Enescu Philharmonic will offer a concert performed by the Philharmonic Choir on the main stage of the Romanian Athenaeum, on January 15, at 11:00. Bucharest National Theater also has a special program for January 15.
The complete list for other Romanian cities is available here.
Concerts, conferences, literary events or exhibitions are held in Stockholm, Luxembourg, Brussels, Lisbon, Beijing, Rome, Vienna, Istanbul, Chisinau, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Prague, Tel Aviv, Budapest, London, New York, Washington, Padua, and Bucharest, organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
On January 17, RCI Berlin will organize at the Embassy of Romania in Berlin, a chamber concert dedicated to Romanian composer, pianist and conductor Constantin Silvestri, while ICR Prague and the Embassy of Romania in the Czech Republic have prepared a concert of Lieds on Eminescu lyrics performed by the soprano Anda Louise Bogza.
The complete list of RCI events is available here.