Ambassador Pedrescu and artists from Young European String Camerata/YES Camerata at Diligentia Theatre.
On February 19, 2019, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of
the Council of the EU, the Embassy of Romania in the Netherlands in
collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels organized
an extraordinary chamber music concert performed by the Young European String Camerata/YES Camerata at the prestigious Diligentia Theater in The Hague.
The special guest of the concert was the well-known Romanian violinist and composer, Vlad Maistorovici.
The concert wanted to be an argument for Europe and its common values,
starting from the cultural ones. The program incorporated reference
works from the Romanian repertoire (composers George Enescu and Bela
Bartók), European repertoire (composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), as well as a musical premiere for the Netherlands, the composition signed by
Vlad Maistorovici, ”Transilvan Concert”, a spectacular rhapsody on
Romanian themes and a tribute to the Romanian medieval melodies.
At the opening of the event, the Romanian Ambassador, H.E. Ms. Brândușa Predescu addressed a strong pro-European message, starting from the acronym of the YES Camerata, evoking the significance that Romania attributes to the country’s belonging to the European family, and underlined that in the motto of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, “Cohesion, a common European value”, the major principles of the Romanian diplomacy are found.
Among the attendees at the event were the former Dutch Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Bernard Bot, on whose term Romania joined the EU, the
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the level of leadership, other
ministries, representatives of the Dutch central and local
administration, of the academic and cultural institutions in the Hague,
accredited diplomatic community, the President of Eurojust, the
President of the International Criminal Court, honorary consuls of
Romania in the Netherlands, and personalities from the Romanian
community in the Netherlands.