Graedener Sonata at Fountainhead Gallery
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Graedener Sonata at Fountainhead Gallery

Internationally renown violinist Karen Bentley Pollick and Fountainhead Gallery: Classical Concerts Artistic Director pianist Oana Rusu Tomai join forces to perform a premiere of the newly discovered, hugely dramatic Sonata for Violin and Piano by Austrian composer, Hermann Graedener. A composer of culture, subtlety and versatility, Hermann Graedener was a professor at Vienna Conservatory for almost 30 years. The concert is presented jointly by ROCCA and Fountainhead Gallery. 

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Enescu Cello Sonata on Northwest Focus Live
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Enescu Cello Sonata on Northwest Focus Live

The youngest Seattle Symphony musician, and YouTube sensation, 25 years old cellist Nathan Chan and pianist and artist entrepreneur Oana Rusu Tomai will be broadcast live on Northwest Focus Live King FM 98.1 radio station. Nathan and Oana will perform live Sonata op. 26 no. 2 by George Enescu, one of the most brilliant masterworks in the cello and piano repertoire. Radio host Sean McLean will engage Nathan and Oana in conversation about their ideas and projects and Enescu’s multi faceted genius.

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'Enescu, Bartók, Prokofiev' at Benaroya Hall
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

'Enescu, Bartók, Prokofiev' at Benaroya Hall

  • Nordstrom Recital Hall/Benaroya Hall (map)
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Known for its daring and original programming, Romanian American Chamber Concerts & Arts - ROCCA invites you to join an afternoon of scintillating masterpieces by Enescu, Bartók, Gabriela Lena Frank and Prokofiev. Featuring Artistic Director pianist Oana Rusu Tomai, violinists Mikhail Shmidt, Victoria Parker, Artur Girsky, clarinetist Laura DeLuca and Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society cellist Mihai Marica. At 2 pm there is a pre-concert featuring young pianists presented by ROCCA Program for Youth. (Concert Image: Diana Popescu)

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Enescu Cello and Piano Sonata at Fountainhead Gallery
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Enescu Cello and Piano Sonata at Fountainhead Gallery

The youngest Seattle Symphony musician, 25 years old cellist Nathan Chan joins Artistic Director, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai for an evening of Enescu music. Praised for its originality and impassioned character Enescu Sonata for cello and piano op. 26 no. 2 is a masterpiece of great beauty and elegance. The concert is presented through the joined efforts of Fountainhead Gallery and Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts-ROCCA.

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Gershwin with a Russian Twist
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Gershwin with a Russian Twist

Selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and other great music coming alive at The Seattle Public Library, thanks to virtuosi Mikhail Shmidt, violin, and Oana Rusu Tomai, piano.

Get ready to be transported to the exciting world of jazz & tango re-imagined by American masters with a sprinkle of the Russian soul. We are happy and proud to welcome а Seattle Symphony violinist, Mikhail Shmidt and Oana Rusu Tomai, pianist and Founder, Artistic Director of Romanian-American Chamber Concerts & Arts and a guest pianist at the Seattle Symphony Chamber Series. 

We will enjoy Gershwin's stirring "Porgy and Bess,” Andre Previn's "Tango, Song, and Dance” (a moving love letter dedicated to a violin virtuoso Anne Sophie Mutter), vivid tangos transcribed by Jascha Heifetz and the unforgettable sounds of “Daisies” by Sergey Rachmaninoff.

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VIBRANT HEARTS: A ROMANIAN CELEBRATION!
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

VIBRANT HEARTS: A ROMANIAN CELEBRATION!

We have the huge pleasure to announce the upcoming concert titled VIBRANT HEARTS: A ROMANIAN CELEBRATION! in collaboration with Northwest Corner Chamber Orchestra NOCCO (http://www.nocco.org/), featuring an arrangement of the world famous ROMANIAN RHAPSODY #1 by George Enescu with pianist Oana Rusu Tomai and chamber orchestra.

Saturday, February 17th at 2 pm at University Christian Church one of the most beautiful concert venues and historic buildings in Seattle

Program:

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet, Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 Oana Rusu Tomai, piano soloist and chamber orchestra  

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances.

Get your tickets now! 20% OFF $20 adults (regular $25) $12 senior (regular $15) on Konnectclub.com (joining is free): http://knct.club/2COQR95
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE:

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Enescu, Debussy and Romanian Folk Fiddling at Seattle Central Public Library- FREE!
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Enescu, Debussy and Romanian Folk Fiddling at Seattle Central Public Library- FREE!

  • Seattle Central Public Library- Microsoft Auditorium (map)
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You are warmly invited to attend this extraordinary recital performed by the Romanian American Chamber Concerts & Arts -ROCCA Artistic Director, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick, concert organized in collaboration with the Seattle Public Library. FREE CONCERT!

At the core of the recital is Sonata no.3 George Enescu for Violin and Piano" 'in Romanian folk character', one of the most phenomenal masterpieces of the 20th century, a piece that inspired by dynamic Romanian folk music. The program includes the spirited, sparkly, moods hopping Debussy "Sonata for Violin and Piano"!

The recital will end with a surprise... I will give you a hint! Would you like to hear fiery Romanian folk songs in the style of lautari (or Romanian folk fiddlers) arranged for violin and piano? These folk pieces might just as well become your new favorites. We will sit where we like. FREE concert.

Join other ROCCA friends and concert goers on Konnectclub.com (joining is free): http://knct.club/2nx1V1D

Find Microsoft Auditorium inside the Seattle Central Public Library! No seat numbers, please take a seat where you like.

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ROCCA Presents: "Wild" Romanian Film & Chamber Concert
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

ROCCA Presents: "Wild" Romanian Film & Chamber Concert

  • Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall (map)
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If you love Romanian films and Romanian/Eastern European and American music this event is for you! The Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts -ROCCA presents with FREE admission "Wild", a stunning, award winning Romanian documentary film authored by film director Dan Curean. It is the dramatic story of a boy, a village and the wild horses in the Danube Delta, Romania. The film scheduled at 6 PM is followed at 7 PM by a superb Chamber Concert (paid admission) featuring extraordinary Romanian and other chamber masterworks. You will enjoy fiery Romanian folk songs, the visionary, sizzling Mythes for violin and piano by Karol Szymanowski, the gorgeously inventive Ravel's Violin Sonata and the humorous, wildly syncopated Garden of Eden: Four Rags for two pianos by Bolcom. Featuring Raluca Marinescu, soprano; Arthur Zadinsky, violinist; Mikhail Shmidt, violinist; Jessica Choe, pianist and Oana Rusu Tomai, pianist & ROCCA artistic director.

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