Romania's National Culture Day is celebrated on January 15th, the birthday of poet Mihai Eminescu.
designated Romania's National Culture Day in 2010, is the birthday of Romania's
national poet Mihai Eminescu, who lived between 1850-1889. In Bucharest, the
"George Enescu" Orchestra and Choir, under the baton of Iosif Ion Prunner,
celebrate this day at the National Athenaeum. The Romanian Academy, alongside
the National Foundation of Science and Art, will hold a solemn session titled
"Around Romanian Identity".
Also, branches of the Romanian Cultural Institute
abroad will mark the day through many concerts, exhibitions, theatre
performances, literary events, poetry readings, film screenings and
conferences. The "Mihai Eminescu" Romanian Cultural Institute in the capital of
the Republic of Moldova Chisinau celebrates the day through a poetry and music
recital titled "Mihai Eminescu. I never thought that I would ever learn to die".
On January 15th, the Satiricus Theatre will present its version of
"Ciuleandra" by Liviu Rebreanu. Also, Florin Leanca's exhibition will have its
opening on January 16th, and on the January 17th the
National Chamber Orchestra of the Organ Hall in Chisinau will give a concert.
Cultural Institute in Beijing is hosting, until January 15th, an
event titled "The Evening Star - Discovering Romanian Values". The Cultural
Institute in Berlin will too hold a poetry evening, titled "Rediscovering Eminescu"
and a cello recital. Also on January 15th, the Romanian Cultural
Institute in Brussels organizes a violin and piano concert, given by violinist
Remus Azoitei and pianist Eduard Stan from the Luxembourg Conservatory.
Cultural Institute in Budapest will promote Mihai Eminescu's poetry on January
16th, through a selection of poems translated into Hungarian. In
Lisbon, the Cultural Institute has been running, until the 10 of February a
project called "A century of Romanian cinematography at the Portuguese
Cinematheque, consisting in the screening of 26 Romanian films. On January 14th,
the Romanian Cultural Institute in London inaugurates a Romanian book section
at the Willesden Green Library in London. The Institute in Madrid will mark the
National Culture Day through a double event, the conference with the title
"Eminescu's work and difficulties in translating it", which will be followed by
the opening of the exhibition ARTEC (Arts, Rediscovery, Traditional, Eclectic,
In Paris, the day will be celebrated through a lied recital
given by soprano Alexandra Moroiu, on lyrics by Veronica Micle, Eminescu's
lover, and a debut performance of "Musique roumaine a travers les siecles"
(Romanian music crossing the centuries), a French tour aimed to promote
Romanian composers in France. Accademia di Romania in Rome will organize on
January 17th a multi-cultural project about Mihai Eminescu's work.
To mark the National Culture Day and also 100 years since the birth of pianist
and composer Dinu Lipatti, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna will hold
a conference with the title: "Dinu Lippati, the Purest Gold".