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Banat Philharmonic

Coming from a tradition of over 140 years, the Banat Philharmonic became famous in recent years by inspiring concerts that take place in the open, unconventional spaces. They made a stir at the time and enjoyed the applause concerts in Românești Cave and in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral (both in 2007), one on the Bega canal (2008), from Airport “Traian Vuia” (2008) Green Woods (2009), and a concert that took place at a site of Municipal Roads Society (2009).Coming soon

The founding of Banat Philharmonic in 1947 was the result of intense artistic activity of musical societies and associations such as Timisoara Philharmonic Society (1871), Association of Friends of Music (1920) – while being also known as the George Enescu Philharmonic Society (1945), Banat Philharmonic Society (1946) and The Friends of Music Philharmonic Society (1947) who, over many decades, have enriched the artistic life of Timișoara. Since the beginning, the orchestra concert schedules reveals a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, an important Romanian musical creation occupying it, many papers works presented in first audition.

The orchestra has been invited on several occasions to participate in prestigious national and international festivals such as: International Festival George Enescu (Bucharest), International New Music Week (Bucharest), Romanian Music Festival (Science), Festival BEMUS (Belgrade), Festival SAM-90 (Aquitain Salon des musiques), Bordeaux – France Primavera’91, Festival – Spain, Roma-Europa Festival in Italy, the International Festival of Montreux – Vevey in Switzerland and the International Music Festival São Luis – Brazil. Also, the symphony orchestra had made numerous concert tours in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Taiwan and Hungary.