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Registration Open for the 2021 George Enescu International Festival Subscriptions Ballot

Classical music lovers who want to purchase subscriptions for the 2021 George Enescu International Festival are invited to register via this link, starting today, June 9, from 12:00 PM EEST, to enter the ballot system by which subscriptions will be allocated. Individual tickets will go on sale on July 19, 2021, at 12:00 PM EEST, and pay-per-view tickets and subscriptions will be available starting August 2, 2021.

The 2021 George Enescu International Festival will unfold between August 28 and September 26, in Bucharest and several cities across Romania, under the tagline “History Made with Love” to celebrate the extraordinary things people can create inspired by their love for music. It will be a jubilee event and the longest in the Festival’s history, as it will celebrate 140 years since George Enescu’s birth and the 25th edition of the Festival. Information about the Program can be viewed here and about tickets – here. Changes may still be made to the Program, on account of the pandemic. 

Subscriptions Ballot

Due to the large volume of requests for subscriptions recorded at previous editions of the Festival, as well as the exceptional situation caused by the pandemic, Artexim, the organizer of George Enescu International Festival, together with Eventim.ro, the Festival’s official ticketing partner, will organize a ballot to allocate the opportunity to purchase subscriptions randomly. This way, people interested will have equal chances to buy Festival subscriptions.

Lovers of classical music who wish to purchase subscriptions need to register for the ballot via this form. Registration for the subscriptions ballot is possible from June 9 to 28, exclusively online, on the website eventim.ro. The ballot draw will take place on Thursday, July 1, at 12:00 PM EEST, at the Romanian Athenaeum, and will be broadcast live on festivalenescu.ro and eventim.ro.

The drawing is done electronically, using the random.org website, with no possibility for human interference with the algorithm that selects the winners. The ballot system will ensure equal chances for all those who wish to purchase subscriptions for the Festival. This procedure is standard for several international classical music events.

Ballot Calendar

  • Registration: June 9, 2021 – June 28, 2021
  • Drawing: July 1, 2021
  • Payments: July 2, 2021 – July 16, 2021
  • General sale of individual tickets: starts on July 19, 2021

Subscriptions for the Romanian Athenaeum

A subscription for the Romanian Athenaeum includes tickets for all 29 concerts in the Concerts and Recitals series and costs 4,900 RON for category 1 seats and 3,900 RON for category 2 seats.

Access to the Romanian Athenaeum will be allowed providing the following sanitary criteria are being met, given that the public will fill 70% of the hall capacity. Audience access to the Athenaeum will be granted on presentation of an identity document and one of the following:

  • Official proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (with a minimum of 10 days passed since completing the vaccination plan)
  • Negative PCR result to a test taken within 72 hours before the concert
  • Medical attestation of the fact that they are between the 15th and 90th day from testing negative after a confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2
  • Negative result of a rapid antigen test certified by a medical unit, taken within 24 hours before the concert.

Masks are required for all patrons at all times while at Athenaeum Hall and must be worn over the nose and mouth.

Members of the audience are kindly asked to make sure they can meet these requirements before purchasing tickets and subscriptions and note that they will otherwise not be allowed into the concert hall.

Subscriptions for the Grand Palace Hall

A subscription for the Grand Palace Hall includes tickets for the 30 concerts in the Great Orchestras of the World series. Subscriptions for the following five price categories will go on sale:

  • VIP Category – 4,900 RON
  • Category 1 – 3,900 RON
  • Category 2 – 2,900 RON
  • Category 3 – 2,100 RON
  • Seniors Category – 1,500 RON

Access to the Grand Palace Hall will be granted providing the sanitary criteria are being met according to 50% of the hall capacity occupancy rules. Physical distancing is mandatory and masks worn over the nose and mouth will be required for all patrons at all times while at Grand Palace Hall.

Subscriptions for the Auditorium Hall

A subscription for the Auditorium Hall includes tickets for the 9 concerts in the Enescu and His Contemporaries series. For category 1 seats the price of a subscription is 400 RON, while for category 2 seats is 300 RON.

Access to the Auditorium Hall will be granted providing the following sanitary criteria are being met, given that the public will fill 70% of the hall capacity. Audience access will be allowed on the presentation of an identity document and one of the following:

  • Official proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (with a minimum of 10 days since completing the vaccination plan)
  • Negative PCR result to a test taken within 72 hours before the concert
  • Medical attestation of the fact that they are between the 15th and 90th day from testing negative after a confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2
  • Negative result of a rapid antigen test certified by a medical unit, taken within 24 hours before the concert.

Registration Procedure for the Subscriptions Ballot Drawing:

  • Starting June 9, 2021, registration will be open on eventim.ro and festivalenescu.ro via a registration form. To facilitate the organizing of access, purchasers are kindly asked to indicate in the form the type of medical proof they will present on entry into the concert hall.
  • Patrons are required to fill in their name, phone number, postal address, and email address and then choose the desired subscription. A person can only register once and can request a maximum of two seats. If more than two persons want to use a subscription, a new registration with new details has to be made. Patrons can also choose whether they want to receive the subscription tickets via email or delivered to them by courier.
  • Patrons can choose the price category they want and view the seat distribution in the Hall plan. After the drawing, orders will be created automatically and the system will assign the best seats available in the selected category.
  • The registration period ends on June 28.
  • On July 1 the drawing will take place for each type of subscription. A second drawing will help create the waiting list.
  • After the ballot drawing, winners will be contacted via email or phone and will be able to purchase the subscriptions until July 16, 2021.
  • Patrons who do not settle the order and make the payment in 14 days will lose the right to purchase subscriptions – this right will then be transferred to the first/next person on the waiting list.
  • The payment period ends on July 16, 2021, following which the subscriptions will be distributed by August 12, 2021.
  • For further info, feel free to contact the Eventim team directly, via email at [email protected] or phone at 0728 999 775, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EEST.

Information about the 2021 Enescu Festival

The 2021 George Enescu International Festival is scheduled to take place between August 28 and September 26, 2021, with an exceptional musical program, sustained by 3,500 international and Romanian artists for a record duration of 4 weeks, with measures in place to reduce potential health risks for audiences, artists, organizers, and journalists. The Program for the 25th edition of the George Enescu International Festival can be viewed on www.festivalenescu.ro. 

Compared to previous editions, the 2021 Enescu Festival will undergo a series of transformations and attunements, to handle the challenges posed by the pandemic. The 78 concerts are grouped into four series:

It will be an edition meant to restore the joy of celebration to our lives. The 2021 Enescu Festival will celebrate 140 years since George Enescu’s birth and will offer its audiences, in the interpretation of renowned international orchestras and artists, the most comprehensive program of works by Enescu in its history – 40, with four of the symphonies included. It will furthermore be a Jubilee, as this year the Festival reaches its 25th edition.