THURSDAY 7 APRIL (evening): PIANO RECITAL in the ENESCU CONCERTS SERIES at the ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE (free event, but booking through Eventbrite required)
(Optional) Meeting Details: Meet Gordon on Thursday 7 April, between 6.20pm and 6.30pm, at Hyde Park Corner tube station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1). Look for me on your right-hand side after you come through the exit barriers so that we can walk to the venue together.
Venue Details: We will go to the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR), 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH. To view a map, go to http://tinyurl.com/q3c7qvt . For more information about the ICR and the type of events they organise and host, visit http://www.icr-london.co.uk and http://www.icr-london.co.uk/category/about-us-45.html .
The Concert: The concert will start at 7pm, and we are asked to arrive and take our seats by no later than 6.50pm so that it can start on time. London-based Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu ( https://mihairitivoiu.net ) will perform for us. You can read about him and see full details of the programme at http://www.icr-london.co.uk/article/mihai-ritivoiu-an-excerpional-display-of-instrumental-mastery-and-wonderful-technique.html .
D. Dediu - Les Barricades Mistérieuses - Reloaded; F. Couperin - La Muse-Plantine; Le Tic-Toc-Choc; F. Schubert - Piano Sonata in A major, D 664; F. Schubert - Valses nobles op. 77 D 969; M. Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales; G.Enescu - Pavana from Suite No.2 for Piano, Op.10; and F. Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op.60.
George Enescu: George Enescu (1881-1955) is considered the greatest of all Romanian composers. You can read about his life at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Enescu . For information about Enescu concerts, visit http://www.icr-london.co.uk/article/the-enescu-concerts-series-108.html . They are held on the first Thursday of most months, but this is the first time we have attended as a group in over two years.
Booking Procedure: The ICR uses Eventbrite for bookings. I suggest you book as soon as possible, while places remain. Go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mihai-ritivoiu-an-exceptional-display-of-instrumental-mastery-tickets-310589811487 , select the number of tickets you want and then click on "Register". You may book up to 5 tickets, but please do not request more tickets than you are sure to use. If you want to invite others, and they are not yet sure, I suggest you ask them to book for themselves. This is important, because with Eventbrite it is not possible to reduce the number of tickets you require without cancelling your entire booking and then rebooking. After booking, you should receive an e-mail confirmation by return. There is no need to print your ticket as your name will be on the guest list.