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The season tickets for the Enescu Festival 2015 (30 August-20 September, Bucharest) that went on sale Thursday morning, January 15, 10.00 am (GMT+2), trough Eventim network, were sold out in only 10 seconds – for the concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum, respectively in 10 minutes – for the concerts at the Palace Hall.

The sale for season tickets at the 22-nd edition of the George Enescu International Festival (30 August – 20 September) broke all the records. Season tickets for the concerts and recitals at the Romanian Athenaeum were sold out in only 10 seconds from the moment they went on sale, while those for the concerts at the Palace Hall were sold out in 10 minutes.

250 season tickets were on sale for the two types of season tickets available for the Romanian Athenaeum (type B and C), as well as 750 season tickets type A, a number of 250 season tickets for type A 1 and a number of 250 season tickets for the type A 2, corresponding to a third of the available seats. In comparison to the previous editions of the Festival, two types of new season tickets (A1 and A2), which were introduced, created the opportunity to put on sale a larger number of seats.

The sale procedure for the Enescu Festival 2015 season tickets started Thursday, 15 January, at 10.00 am (GMT+2), through Eventim. Before the sale began, on the Eventim site, www.eventim.ro, approximately 1.000 users were already logged.

„Statistically, an order placed on the Eventim website contains an average of 2,8 tickets. With 1.000 people already logged on the website before the sale procedure, 2.800 tickets could have been sold in the very first seconds to those users. Compared to the number of season tickets available, the demand was almost double, and we are speaking strictly of the first seconds. In total, estimated from the traffic registered on the Eventim website, the demand was approximately ten times higher than the amount of available seats”, said for the press Valentin Vasiloiu, director of Eventim.

Individual tickets for the Enescu Festival 2015 will go on sale on 16 February 2015, 10.00 am (GMT+2), through the Eventim network (www.eventim.ro).

The 2015 Edition will take place between August 30 and September 20 in Bucharest, and will host for 22 days 58 concerts at The Pallace Hall and The Romanian Athenaeum, as well as several outdoor events organized under the auspices of The Enescu Festival Square (September 3 to 20) and The Creative Bucharest cultural projects.

The Festival’s 22nd Edition features in premiere in Bucharest The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, that will perform at The Palace Hall on September 3, 2015, under the batton of legendary Sir Simon Rattle. The Berlin Philharmonic was voted number three on a list of Top Ten European Orchestras (in 2006) by the reputable British magazine Gramophone, and the second best orchestra in the world (in 2008), following the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. The latter will also perform in the 2015 Enescu Festival, on September 19 and 20. Renowned American orchestra San Francisco Symphony will participate in the Festival as well, with one of the Enescu’s compositions among other works.

Famous violinists Anne Sophie Mutter, Janine Jansen and David Garrett, Israeli conductor Zubin Mehta, as well as Romanian born conductor Ion Marin and pianist Maria João Pires, are among the 2015 Edition’s most sought after performers. Laureates of the George Enescu Competition will also grace the Festival with their presence: Alexandru Tomescu, Valery Sokolov, Ștefan Tarara, Vlad Stănculeasa, Agnes Baltsa and Elisabeta Leonskaja.

The audience will also enjoy 20 works by George Enescu in modern interpretations by some of the most influential orchestras in the world. This way, the Festival carries on giving greater international recognition to the Enescu repertoire.

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