Starting from 2019, all ICon Arts concerts are organized around 4 themes which reflect values that the festival has achieved during its 17 editions:  Inspiration, Creation, Expressivity, Revelation.

 

PROGRAM

 

MONDAY, 22 JULY, MEDIAȘ, Evangelical Church

Opening of the ICon Arts Transilvania Festival

„Revelation”

 

18.30 Guided tour

19.00 ”BaRockIn” Transylvania
Musica Ricercata Ensemble & soprano Rodica Vica, conducted by Gabriel Bebeșelea
Less known old musical manuscripts by Transylvanian composers will be presented in a musical dialogue with Baroque well-known masterpieces
 


WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY, BIERTAN, Fortified Church

„Creation”

 

17.30 Guided tour

18.00 PREMIERE: Concert „5 for Vieru”
Works by Andrei Petrache, Mihai Murariu, Sabina Ulubeanu, Sebastian Androne – Nakanishi, Sebastian Țună. Performers: Adrian Buciu – flute, Andreea Țimiraș – cello, Irina Rădulescu – marimba, Ladislau Csendeș – violin, Mihai Murariu – piano. Coordinating composer: Diana Rotaru.
Concert hosted within the ”5 for Vieru” project, funded by AFCN

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
 


THURSDAY, 25 JULY, VISCRI, Fortified Church (also part of Săptămâna Haferland festival)

 

„Expressivity”

 

18.00 „An American in Paris”. Poem for jazz orchestra
Ciprian Dancu – clarinet, Anca Preda – piano, Adrian Adam – double bass and Gabi Barani – percussion
A concert which promises to revive the enchanting Interbelic Paris atmosphere is about to begin. Amongst other works, „An American in Paris” and „Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin will be presented in fresh chamber arrangements.

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
 


FRIDAY,  26 JULY, RICHIȘ, Evangelical Church

Expressivity

 

17.30 Guided tour

18.00 An Opera night in a fortified church.  7 centuries of History
Veronica Anușca – soprano, Cristian Hodrea – baritone, Mihai Murariu – piano

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy outside Curtea Richvini
 


SATURDAY, 27 JULY, ALMA VII, Citadel

„Creation”

 

17.00 Guided tour

18:00 PREMIERE: The book of collective imaginary
Theatre show.

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
 


SATURDAY, 27 JULY, CRIȚ, Fortified Church (also part of Săptămâna Haferland festival)

 

„Inspiration”

 

16.00 PlaCello in the Church
A special concert of the PlaCello Ensemble, with cellists Răzvan Suma, Ștefan Cazacu, Ella Bokor and Bogdan Postolache.
Works by: Tomaso Albinoni, Astor Piazzolla, Gioachino Rossini, Giovanni Sollima, Hans Zimmer, David Popper, Rimski-Korsakov, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Friedmann Dreβler, Constantin Dimitrescu

11:00 – 17:00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
 


SUNDAY, 28 JULY, RÂȘNOV, Citadel grand stage (also part of Festivalul de Film și Istorii Râșnov)

 

„Creation”

 

20:00 PREMIERE: Theatre-jazz show coordinated by Oana Pellea and Mircea Tiberian
Young actors and musicians studying jazz music will work together, supervised by the two well-known  Romanian artists (actress Oana Pellea and pianist-composer Mircea Tiberian) in an intensive lab for shaping an experimental show inspired by Romanian literary works
The premiere will close the FFIR Festival.
 


MONDAY, 29 JULY, SIBIU, ASTRA County Library Concert Hall

„Inspiration”

 

19.00 A Touch of Tango and Classical Fusion Variations
An inspiring blend of music and moods presented by the concert of Reinbert Evers (GER) – guitar, Ciprian Dancu – clarinet, Ilia Rusnac – violin and Fumiko Sakuraoka  (JPN). Programme: Heinrich Neumann, Joseph Kreutzer, Manuel de Falla, Hans Werner Henze, Ernesto Nazaret.
Concert hosted within the  ”Transylvania Live”project,funded by AFCN
 


MONDAY, 29 JULY, CLOAȘTERF, Fortified Church (also part of Săptămâna Haferland festival)

„Expressivity”

 

14.30 Opera brunch
Veronica Anușca – soprano, Dan Cristian Hodrea – baritone
The artists will present a variety of Arias from Romanian and international opera repertoire.  

13:00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
 


TUESDAY, 30 JULY, MĂLÂNCRAV, Apafi Manor

„Revelation”

 

17.30 Guided tour

18.00 We are future ICon Artists
Young participants at ICon Arts Academy masterclass will present their work

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the yard of Apafi Manor
 


FRIDAY, 02 AUGUST, SIBIU, ASTRA County Library Concert Hall

„Creation”

 

19.00 The Creative Power of Marimba
Duo Daya Cipta Marimba
Japanese artists Koya Nakatani și Yukiko Nakatani play marimba together from more than 20 years. Their goal is to unlock the creative power of marimba – as Daya Cipta Marimba means in Indonesian with a well-chosen repertoire and heartfelt performance.
 


SATUDAY, 03 AUGUST, DEALU FRUMOS, Fortified Church (part of Transylvania Live)

„Inspiration”

 

17:00 Guided tour

18:00 PlaCello in the church. BIS!
With Răzvan Suma and Ella Bokor.
Works by: L. Boccherini, D. Popper, J. B. Barrière

19:00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the fortified premises
Concert hosted within the  ”Transylvania Live”project, funded by AFCN
 


SUNDAY, 04 AUGUST, SIGHIȘOARA, Sander Hall, Citadel

„Creation”

19.00 The Creative Power of Marimba
Duo Daya Cipta Marimba
Japanese artists Koya Nakatani și Yukiko Nakatani play marimba together from more than 20 years. Their goal is to unlock the creative power of marimba – as Daya Cipta Marimba means in Indonesian with a well-chosen repertoire and heartfelt performance.
 


MONDAY, 05 AUGUST, SIBIU State Philharmonic, Thalia Hall (part of 4 Anotimpuri/4 Seasons project)

„Expressivity”

 

19.00 12 Seconds of Light.
Concert Modulus Quartet: Jonathan Truscott –1st violin, Craig Stratton – 2nd violin, Mircea Belei – viola, Nick Allen – cello. An original program with works for string quartet will be presented in an atmospheric show with visual effects and multimedia.
Concert hosted within the ”4 Anotimpuri/ 4 Seasons”project, funded by Sibiu Town Hall.
Tickets available on Entertix.ro and Myticket.ro. Cost: 20 lei.
 


TUESDAY, 06 AUGUST, RICHIȘ, Mihai Eminescu Trust House

„Revelation”

 

18.00 The garden of tonic rhythms of summer
The concert will be presented by resident artists from the percussion masterclass coordinated by Alexandru Anastasiu.
A spectacular program with works for marimba and vibraphone, two instruments with special sound.

19.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy outside Curtea Richvini
 


WEDNESDAY, 07 AUGUST, SIGHIȘOARA, Sander  Hall – Citadel (part of Transylvania Live)

„Expressivity”

 

19.00 12 Seconds of Light.
Concert Modulus Quartet: Jonathan Truscott –1st violin, Craig Stratton – 2nd violin, Mircea Belei – viola, Nick Allen – cello. An original program with works for string quartet will be presented in an atmospheric show with visual effects and multimedia. Concert hosted within the  ”Transylvania Live”project, funded by AFCN
 


THURSDAY, 08 AUGUST, SIBIU State Philharmonic, Thalia Hall

„Inspiration”

 

19.00 Cello All Stars
Well-known cellists Denis Severin, Atanas Krastev, Răzvan Suma, Ella Bokor will join on stage with young participants from the ICon Arts Academy cello.
Works by: A. Piazzolla, M.Ravel, G.Bizet, D. Popper, G.Sollima, J.Klengel, K. Lindemann
Tickets available on Entertix.ro and Myticket.ro. Cost: 20 lei.
 


FRIDAYI, 09 AUGUST, BIERTAN, Unglerus hostel (part of Transylvania Live)

„Expressivity”

18.30 Guided tour

19.00 PREMIERE: IMPRO LIVE – jazz and contemporary dance

20.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy
Concert hosted within the  ”Transylvania Live”project, funded by AFCN
 


SATURDAY, 10 AUGUST, MĂLÂNCRAV, Apafi Manor

„Revelation”

11.30 Guided tour

12.00 CLOSING OF THE  ICON ARTS FESTIVAL, itinerary happening

13.00 We are future ICon Artists. ICon Arts Academy participants will present the results of their work in a final event.

14.00 Postmodern settlement with local gastronomy in the yard of Apafi Manor
 


*The program is open to small changes which will be updated on the iconarts.ro webpage.