Don't Miss
Thu, February 9 , 2017
Stefano Ionescu @ the Fine Arts Museum o
Sun, February 19 , 2017
Alexandru Andries in NY
Mon, February 6 , 2017
Our School at the Brattle Theatre
Sun, April 29 , 2017
Matei Varga and Linden String Quartet
Mon, January 23 , 2017
Saul Steinberg's Italian Years @ Center
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Philanthropy at Columbia University
Tue, November 30 , 2017
10 years after...with Saviana Stănescu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ion Zupcu's Painted Cubes @ Gallery 339,
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Call for Papers for the Conference of th
Tue, November 30 , 2017
NOW IN STORES: Sanda Weigl and the Takei
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Let's celebrate Christmas together with
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Long Distance Affair, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Of Stardust @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Soiree of Romanian Chamber Music and Poe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Şerban Savu @ David Nolan Gallery, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Kids Euro Festival: "The Book of Apolodo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Our School @ Lone Star Int'l Film Festiv
Tue, November 30 , 2017
An Introduction to...Balanescu Quartet
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Kids with Cameras
Tue, November 30 , 2017
NEW: Masterworks of George Enescu. A Det
Tue, November 30 , 2017
ZIORI: First US release by the astonishi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Coming soon: The Color of Hay: The Peasa
Tue, November 30 , 2017
My Life on Craiglist, Alexandra Ares' re
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Out of the Transylvania Night - Aura Imb
Tue, November 30 , 2017
International release: Matei Varga's Nax
Tue, November 30 , 2017
New CD Release in the US: Christian & Vi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Scenic Design for Fela! on Broa
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Stefano Ionescu's Lecture Tour to Canada
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Altaïr at Carnegie Hall
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Oana Maria Cajal's Posters for unwritten
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Our School in US Film Festivals
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sergiu Toma @ Slag Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Bogdan Vladuta @ Ana Cristea Gallery, NY
Tue, November 30 , 2017
HELLO! HOW ARE YOU? at The Mill Valey Fi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Leo Silaghi at Marc Straus
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Of Gentle Wolves - Reading in Philadelph
Tue, November 30 , 2017
California Dreamin' @ Columbia Universit
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dana Popa, artist-in-residence @ Light W
Tue, November 30 , 2017
For a Barbarian Woman @ Fordham Universi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Tiberius String Quartet - USA debut tour
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Two Romanian Films at Chicago Internatio
Tue, November 30 , 2017
SHORTCUT TO ROMANIA, Sanda Weigl @ BARBE
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Theatre and the Holocaust in Romania: Th
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Something Cloudy, Something Clear, direc
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Tamas Dezso: The Dignity of Isolation, N
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gabriela Rusu @ Parlor Gallery, NJ
Tue, November 30 , 2017
ALL SEEDS & BLUES @ Cornelia Street Cafe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Small Cinemas in Transition @ SUNY, Oswe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Henry V by The Classical Theatre of Harl
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andra Ursuta at Ramiken Crucible, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ciprian Mureşan @ David Nolan Gallery,
Tue, November 30 , 2017
A preview to the upcoming SFMOMA exhibit
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Through a Glass Darkly @ Mihai Nicodim G
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Year of Romania spring-summer 2011 event
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ciprian Muresan @ MOCA, Los Angeles
Tue, November 30 , 2017
OUR SCHOOL, by Mona Nicoara and Miruna C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mihai Bara at Agora Gallery, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Zsolt Bodoni's Second US Solo Show at Ni
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Emil Bizga Quartet w/Special Guest Sanda
Tue, November 30 , 2017
3rd ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL of CHICAGO
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Sound of Eastern Europe concert, Mon
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Shakespeare High, by Alex Rotaru at Trib
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Films at South East European Fi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
World Premiere of Doris Plantus-Runey's
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Video art work by Geta Bratescu & Film b
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Book Signing: The White House: An Histor
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Varga plays Brahms with the Hartfo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dramatic reading of AND IT CAME TO PASS.
Tue, November 30 , 2017
16th Annual ASN (Association for the Stu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
FIRST OF ALL, FELICIA & a series of Roma
Tue, November 30 , 2017
MYSTERIES OF THE JESUS PRAYER, by Norris
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Cinema: Capitalism and Adaptati
Tue, November 30 , 2017
THE FOLDING CHAIR - Ocasional Readings w
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Four Romanian Films at the 2011 Wisconsi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI quartet at Corne
Tue, November 30 , 2017
IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE, d. Flor
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dan Perjovschi featured in the Project E
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian presence during the Armory Week
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Two productions featuring costume design
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Remarkable Rooming House of Mme Le M
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Two extraordinary concerts featuring Rom
Tue, November 30 , 2017
NYC concert featuring Romanian composer
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Piano recital performed by Silvan Negrut
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andra Ursuta in the WIN LAST DONT CARE g
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Kaminsky-Rothenberg-Tanasescu@Barnes and
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Anka Lupes signs the set design for "The
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Play reading: BECHNYA, by Saviana Stanes
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Varga: Piano Concert with music of
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alex Mirutziu Solo Show at Mihai Nicodim
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Stefan Constantinescu’s Troleibuzul 92
Tue, November 30 , 2017
SANDA & GYPSYORK
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Human Resources Manager, produced in Rom
Tue, November 30 , 2017
RCI presents "Badly Happy: Pain, Pleasur
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sanda Weigl at the APAP Showcase at 92Y
Tue, November 30 , 2017
X-mas pie-Romania. Poetry Performance by
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gypsy Diva Sanda Weigl in concert at DRO
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ciprian Muresan at Mihai Nicodim Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Suciu: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Tue, November 30 , 2017
“Lenin, Tzara, Mayakowsky: The Exquisi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Poet, academic, critic and translator Ch
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Two Romanian Films at the 23rd AFI Europ
Tue, November 30 , 2017
To Act or Not to Act: Ethics in Romanian
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ottoman carpets in Transylvania Churches
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Prose Pros Presents The Poetry Lesson by
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Feeling like an immigrant - then and now
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian film MORGEN at AFI Fest 2010 Lo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Don Hahn's Hand Held: Screening and Bene
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mirel Bran's THE SCREAM presented at the
Tue, November 30 , 2017
LUCIAN BAN'S DECO HEART FEATURING BOB ST
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Stefan Constantinescu's My Beautiful Dac
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Nicolescu's photo album "Manhatta
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Lucian Ban and John Hebert's ENESCO REIM
Tue, November 30 , 2017
There Has Been No Future, There Will Be
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andra Ursuta: The Management Of Barbaris
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Where Lies Beauty, a documentary film by
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Marius Bercea - Qui Vivra Verra
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Romanian born singing-sensation Sanda W
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dumitru Gorzo - Super C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
DETEXT (Raul Martinez & Valentin Duceac)
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Max Tzinman's "The Cannibal Eye, Part Tw
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Fehérlófia, Son of the White Mare
Tue, November 30 , 2017
American Romanian Festival 2010
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Polanski, Polanski, by Saviana Stanescu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Leonard Ursachi featured at the 2010 DUM
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Részegh Botond’s first US exhibition
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Hidden Musical Treasures of Romania
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sanda Weigl at Joe's Pub
Tue, November 30 , 2017
George Anghelescu, Ioana Joa, Kristian K
Tue, November 30 , 2017
A summer group show featuring Zsolt Bodo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Telling Truths: New Romanian Cinema at P
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Blind Trip
Tue, November 30 , 2017
First annual Romanian Film Festival in C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Serban Savu at Mihai Nicodim Gallery, LA
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Gypsy Jazz with Sanda Weigl at
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mirel Bran's HEAT WAVE presented at the
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Recent Romanian Cinema at Pacific Film A
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gheorghe Iovu: A Therapeutic Music Conce
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Bianca Pirlog at Agora Gallery, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Four Romanian visual artists presented b
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian set designer Nic Ularu joins th
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Varga at Rising Artists Evenings I
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mihai Nicodim Gallery presents the first
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian artist Szabolcs Veres at Spence
Tue, November 30 , 2017
POLANSKI POLANSKI, by Saviana Stanescu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian costume and set designer Anka L
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sasha Meret at CW Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Academic Events on the Republic of Moldo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andreea Valean in residence at the Lark
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Censorship and (R)Evolution, Romanian Fi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Bogdan Rata at Slag Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Simona Soare at the Center for Book Arts
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andrea Deszo at the Museum of Arts and D
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Launching of ROCK AND DEW by Carmen Fira
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Happiest Girl in the World presented
Tue, November 30 , 2017
La MaMa presents Mrozek's 'Serenade' dir
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mariana Sain-Morar at ICO Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Launch of "Perks in Purgatory" by Valery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
HOOKED & THE OTHER IRENE at Chicago EU F
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Film Festival in Madison
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Natasa Trifan: Capturing Gil-Gulim II
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Post-Communist Romania: an American Pers
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Adrian Ghenie at Nicodim Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Masca Theatre perfoming at QuestFest in
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Plan B & Nicodim Gallery at The Armory S
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Marius Bercea at Volta NY
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Tribute to Max Blecher
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dan Perjovschi's "Postcards from the Wor
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alexander Tinei at Ana Cristea Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Slag Gallery presents REALM
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ciprian Muresan at David Nolan Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Tribute to George Enescu at Yale Univers
Tue, November 30 , 2017
'Gruber's Journey' at Jewish Film Fest N
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sanda Weigl: upcoming NYC performances
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alex Rotaru's "They Came to Play" US the
Tue, November 30 , 2017
YALE STROM: Lost Jewish music found in C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
2nd GRSPSociety Annual Conference: "Proj
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian artists presented by Nicodim Ga
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Natasa Trifan Performance Group at Slag
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Work by Harun Farocki & Andrej Ujica at
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian-born artist Zsolt Bodoni at Ana
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Valery Oisteanu at Cornelia Street Cafe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Horses at the Window" presented in Lexi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
INVISIBLE BODY, CONSPICUOUS MIND: 15 Con
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Suciu at SLAG Gallery, NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
“Gruber's Journey” Continues U.S. Fe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Poet Peter Sragher and Musician
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Playing French Seattle features Matei Vi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Visual Artists Quartet at Nicod
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Elevator" at Mill Valley Film Festival,
Tue, November 30 , 2017
35th Southern Comparative Literature Ass
Tue, November 30 , 2017
4, 3, 2 Presented in MoMA's Film Screeni
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Saviana Stanescu in the The 3rd Annual N
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Lucian Ban's "dark skies" at Cornelia St
Tue, November 30 , 2017
'Met in the Park' with pianist Vlad Ifti
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Varga at IKIF 2009
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Niky Wolcz at undergroundzero festival
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Saviana Stanescu at undergroundzero fest
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Back with more: Sanda Weigl at Joe's Pub
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sanda Weigl and Lucian Ban at Cornelia S
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Max Tzinman at Atlantic Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Oana Farcas at Black and White Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andrei Serban directs "Turandot" at the
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Margareta Petre and Georgeta Stefanescu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alina Josan at Seraphin Gallery, Philade
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Zsolt Bodoni at Nicodim Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ciprian Muresan at the New Museum in NYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Dan Perjovschi at Scottsdale Museum of C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Exclusive opening of Dan Sabau’s 2009
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Ion Zupcu at Gallery 339, Philadelphia
Tue, November 30 , 2017
La MaMa presents Nic Ularu's THE SYSTEM
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Saviana Stanescu's "For a Barbarian Woma
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gheorghe Fikl’s first NYC solo exhitio
Tue, November 30 , 2017
ANDREI CODRESCU, HENRY ALFORD & MARK TWA
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian-American Jazz Suite goes to Pri
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian artists in an international exh
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Lucian Ban's Tuba Project at Cornelia St
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Bogdan Dulu: Piano Graduation Recital at
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Radu Muntean's "Boogie" at the European
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Edge of the Empire: Serban Savu's so
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Cantor at MoMA
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Pianist Vlad Iftinca with bass-baritone
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"12:08 East of Bucharest" presented at M
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Anna Ravliuc at Agora Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Sandpit #186" at Miami International Fi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Violinist Ioana Muresanu performs in New
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Hooked" at the Miami International Film
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Artist Talk with Ana Golici at RBPMW: Fr
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gruber's Journey ... in the US
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Plan B Gallery at the Armory Show
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alexandru Tomescu at Carnegie Hall with
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Studies Conference at Indiana U
Tue, November 30 , 2017
2nd Romanian Film Festival in Chicago, I
Tue, November 30 , 2017
3rd Romanian Film Festival in Madison, W
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Angela Gheorgiu and Roberto Alagna bring
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mardi Gras Special with Sanda Weigl
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Out of Line at Lombard-Freid featuring D
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mariana Sain-Morar at Agora Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The 2nd edition of the Romanian Film Fes
Tue, November 30 , 2017
More "exciting performances" with Lucian
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Luiza Borac at "Gina Bachauer Internatio
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Designer Catalin Botezatu Retur
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Alex Rotaru's "They Came to Play" presen
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Against All Odds
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Paul Negoescu's "A Short Ride" selected
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Adrian Sitaru's "Hooked" Premiered & Awa
Tue, November 30 , 2017
More "vibrant interpretations" of Romani
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Cultural Dimensions: Contempora
Tue, November 30 , 2017
GIMPEL TAM: A New Musical written & dire
Tue, November 30 , 2017
"Caedonia" Chamber Choir on US Tour
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Photo exhibition: "Between God and My Pe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Carmen Firan - Reading at Cornelia St Ca
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Chekhov Festival at the "Lee Strasberg"
Tue, November 30 , 2017
EMINESCU: An engaging live recital with
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian National Day Celebration at Pri
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian National Day Celebration at Col
Tue, November 30 , 2017
FlipFest! presented by CEC ArtsLink
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Exchange at Cafe Mimosa, by Oana-Maria C
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Last chance to hear the "delightful" Rom
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: Free screeni
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Canibal Eye. Part One, Solo Show of
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Tandarica Puppet Theatre Performs in Was
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Bucharest Comical Opera for Children NY
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Women's Project presents the world p
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Screening of "The Rest Is Silence"
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Enescu and Youth
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Enric at Agora Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The National Bank Robbery at EuroDocs Fe
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Daddy's Coming, by Irina Eremia Bragin
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian ConTempo Quartet at Carnegie
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Matei Varga: Debut Recital at Carnegie H
Tue, November 30 , 2017
ART of the DUO - Lucian Ban & Bruce Will
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Graffiti for Fela!
Tue, November 30 , 2017
More Romanian Gypsy Jazz with Sanda Weig
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian short films at the New York Int
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Suciu: How Deep the Rabbit Hole G
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mihaela Buhaiciuc & Leon Livshin in conc
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Miklos Onucsan in "A Rictus Grin" (colle
Tue, November 30 , 2017
IFC Channel presents "Still Center"
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Domnica Radulescu: Train to Trieste (boo
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gorzo: In the Corner of My Eye
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Camera Always Lies. Regional Trienni
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Community Gardens NYC. A photojourney wi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Luceafarul: The Legend of the Evening St
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Vicious Dogs on Premises at the Ontologi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Photography installation by Randy Gener
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sophia: Secred Wisdom
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian Gypsy Jazz with Sanda Weigl
Tue, November 30 , 2017
'Mihai Eminescu' Literary Circle present
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Petru Popescu book-signing
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Cold Waves at the South East European Fi
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Gopo's Short History at the Big Movies f
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Iancu Dumitrescu at the Spark Festival o
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Monumental Tapestries by Klara Tamas
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Sanda Weigl in concert at Joe's Pub
Tue, November 30 , 2017
THE CHERRY ORCHARD SEQUEL by Nic Ularu-
Tue, November 30 , 2017
George Enescu and cultural globalization
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Writer Bogdan Suceava and his mathematic
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Duo Atris at Carnegie Hall
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Imminence, Set Design by Nic Ularu
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mihai Marica's Concert, Carnegie Hall
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian artists at Kontainer Gallery
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mihai Eminescu Symposium 2008
Tue, November 30 , 2017
The Internationalists' workshop
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Andreiana Mihail Gallery at NADA
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian pianists touring USA
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Graphic Modernism: Victor Brauner
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Romanian artists at "Brave New Worlds"
Tue, November 30 , 2017
More Romanian artists at FringeNYC
Tue, November 30 , 2017
Mircea Cantor: A Free Smile
Mon, April 23 , 2017
Andrei Serban and F. Murray Abraham
Wed, April 25 , 2017
Our School in SEEFEST
Sat, September 1 , 2017
Vladimir Tismaneanu The Devil in History
Tue, May 8 , 2017
Gianina Carbunariu's Kebab at Origin
Tue, June 19 , 2017
Norman Manea at National Arts Club
Thu, September 27 , 2017
Cristian Nemescu: Short Films
Tue, September 25 , 2017
Sanda Weigl concert at Joe's Pub
Tue, October 30 , 2017
Norman Manea and Claudio Magris
Tue, December 11 , 2017
Evening Readings @ Queens College
Mon, December 10 , 2017
Moshe Yassur on Yiddish Theatre
Wed, February 6 , 2017
Andrei Licaret, Pianist
Sun, January 13 , 2017
On the Threshold of Winter
Tue, February 5 , 2017
Matei Varga & Friends
Fri, March 8 , 2017
Beyond the Hills Opening in NYC
Fri, April 5 , 2017
On Translating Poetry
Mon, April 1 , 2017
Matei Varga in recital
Mon, March 11 , 2017
Dream Junkies by Alexandra Ares
January 22 - February 24 , 2017
Pianist Vlad Iftinca's NYC concerts
October 28 - December 10 , 2017
Anthem of People's Love - Miklos Onucsan
December 10 - January 21 , 2017
Sasha Meret's The Plastic Menagerie
December 1 - January 21 , 2017
The Word Progress on My Mother’s Lips
January 25 - January 26 , 2017
Ionel Petroi's French Lessons
January 20 - January 29 , 2017
Nic Ularu's "Hieronymus" at La MaMa
January 27 - February 5 , 2017
Hotel Project
February 10 - February 12 , 2017
Catalin Dorian Florescu in NYC
February 23 - March 2 , 2017
Liliana Ursu on a U.S. poetry tour
March 8 - March 11 , 2017
Razvan Boar and Dumitru Gorzo at Volta
March 7 - March 15 , 2017
Alex Rotaru’s documentary SHAKESPEARE
October 29 - March 15 , 2017
Leonard Ursachi's Well in Brooklyn, NYC,
March 1 - March 18 , 2017
Nic Ularu returns at La MaMa
March 28 - March 30 , 2017
BEST INTENTIONS in Cleveland
April 16 - April 19 , 2017
Eastern European Culture@Queens Library
March 31 - May 1 , 2017
Our School continues its U.S. screenings
May 4 - May 7 , 2017
Boar and Tinei at NADA New York
May 4 - May 7 , 2017
Two Romanian Galleries in Frieze NYC
May 3 - May 7 , 2017
Romanian films in SEE Fest, Los Angeles
May 18 - May 26 , 2017
Sorescu: Jonah Interrupted in Buffalo
April 20 - May 30 , 2017
Negura Bunget on a U.S. and Canada Tour
May 5 - June 4 , 2017
Dumitru Gorzo's solo work at SLAG
July 6 - July 8 , 2017
4th Romanian Film Fest in Chicago
May 3 - July 15 , 2017
Sasha Meret in Conference of the Birds
May 31 - July 27 , 2017
Works by Romanian artists@Lombard Fried
February 7 - August 12 , 2017
Sasha Meret’s Sand Calligraphy @ MAD
June 23 - August 20 , 2017
Vlad Agachi residency @ Tanglewood Music
August 31 - September 2 , 2017
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu back in NYC
October 1 - October 11 , 2017
Mungiu's BEYOND THE HILLS at NYFF
October 10 - October 12 , 2017
Romanian play in Washington Heights
October 5 - October 14 , 2017
Matei Varga performs Chopin
November 25 - December 1 , 2017
Djuvara and Plesu published in Canada
December 10 - December 10 , 2017
Polish and Romanian Carols
September 15 - December 31 , 2017
Romanian Artists @ SFMOMA
January 18 - January 24 , 2017
Our School at ReRun Theater
January 18 - January 24 , 2017
Adrian Sitaru @ Slamdance
January 24 - February 3 , 2017
Wallace Shawn’s The Fever
January 28 - February 5 , 2017
Romanian Films at JBFC
February 8 - February 10 , 2017
Alexandru Andries
February 5 - February 28 , 2017
Long Distance Affair
February 7 - March 10 , 2017
ANTS by Saviana Stanescu
March 12 - March 16 , 2017
Suie Paparude@SXSW
April 8 - April 8 , 2017
Third Annual History Night@NYAM
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NOW IN STORES: Sanda Weigl and the Takei

Available at Barbes Records

Living an extraordinary life doesn’t necessarily lead a musician to create extraordinary music, but Sanda Weigl’s journey through the roiling cauldron of the 20th century has resulted in a gripping, drama-drenched sound steeped in ancient tradition yet bracingly contemporary.

From Iron Curtain rock ‘n’ roll renegade to political prisoner to Downtown darling who brought the music of the Gypsies to New York City’s avant-garde jazz scene, the Bucharest-born Sanda is a singular artist who has gracefully traversed a bloody and treacherous stretch of history. Steeped in the theatrical techniques and music of Bertolt Brecht, she’s a live-wire performer whose evocative vocals reveal the emotional essence of a lyric so vividly one needn’t understand the language to comprehend the message.

Her new album Gypsy In a Tree finds Sanda reinventing the music of her Romanian roots with a brilliant cast of New York-based Japanese musicians, the brothers Stomu and Satoshi Takeishi, on electric bass and percussion, respectively, and Shoko Nagai on accordion, piano and Farfisa organ. In many ways the CD is a follow up to 2002’s acclaimed Gypsy Killer, a collaboration with inventive pianist Anthony Coleman (known for his work with Marc Ribot as well as John Zorn). Rather than ripping the songs out of context, Sanda and her savvy cohorts infuse the music with an international array of influences, as if continuing the Gypsies wanderings into new and unexpected lands. It’s folkloric music for the Internet age, pulsing with the blood and tears of Romanian soil, but wafted along by hints of klezmer, tango, cumbia, jazz and soul.

Coleman contributes several arrangements to Gypsy In a Tree, but the album’s creative fission flows from the process of exploring the traditional songs with her Japanese accompanists, artists who have worked, together and separately, with an imposing array of improvisational masters, including Lila Downs, Don Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, Dave Liebman, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Motian, Myra Melford, Erik Friedlander and Satoko Fujii.

“Satoshi was the musical producer,” says Sanda, who’s lived in downtown Manhattan for the past two decades. “Shoko is an amazing pianist and accordionist, and they’re all such creative musicians. They’re so responsive and intuitive. It was an incredible journey to work with them.”

Sanda learned many of the songs as a child on the streets of Bucharest, but she gleaned others on a 2004 trip to the Transylvania countryside where she gathered a fresh batch of traditional songs. Singing in Romanian, she interprets the darkly humorous, often fatalistic lyrics with passionate intensity. On “The Gendarme,” a young girl calls down the heavens on an unhelpful cavalryman: “Oh Lord, dear Lord, make the rains so heavy/That all the land is flooded/The horse stumbles in the mud/And the roads are no more.” The songs express the kind of longing, passion, and bone-deep sense of resignation often found in the blues, and like the blues, the celebratory public act of performing the music works as a salve against oppression and the vicissitudes of fate.

The parallel between Gypsies (or Roma as they refer to themselves) and African-Americans is not a stretch. The album’s title refers to the untenable position of the Gypsies in Romanian society.  Nomads who often earned money as musicians, Gypsies were treated poorly and when hired to play for fancy events, they were forced to stay out of sight, sometimes by perching in trees.

Sanda grew up hearing and loving Maria Tanase, a revered Romanian folkloric singer who recorded hundreds of Gypsy songs and brought the music from the streets into theaters and concert halls. But Sanda also absorbed Roma music directly from the source, as her family’s house faced a police station where Gypsies were often held.

“They always brought the Gypsies to the police, and the whole family came along and would camp in front of the station waiting for them to come out, sometimes for days,” Sanda recalls. “They would sing and dance and as a child I really loved this music. All around the city you would hear Gypsies playing, in restaurants and the street.”

Sanda's family was forced into exile in the early 1960s, due to persecution by the harsh communist regime in Romania.  They settled in East Berlin, joining her aunt Helene Weigel. Bertolt Brecht's widow and director of the Berliner Ensemble, Weigel immersed her niece in the innovative musical and theatrical world of Brecht and Weill. Sanda put her training to use a few years later when she joined the popular rock band Team 4 (lead by future East German Deputy Minister of Culture Hartmut Koenig). While she tried to find an audience for the Gypsy music she loved, Romanian songs had no cache in East Germany, particularly among young people who were looking to the West and rock 'n' roll.

Her insistence at sharing her passion for Roma music gained traction when the 17-year-old Sanda won a gold medal at Dresden’s International Song Festival with a riveting performance of the Gypsy song “Recruti.” But her career in East Germany was cut short when East Bloc tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia in 1968 to put an end to the liberalizing Prague Spring. Joining an underground student group to protest the Prague occupation and the government’s repressive rule, she was arrested and sentenced to two and a half years in prison (though international pressure led the government to replace prison time with hard labor).

Barred from performing, Sanda once again found herself forced to leave her home when East Germany expelled her as an enemy of the state. Landing in West Berlin, she reinvented herself at the Schiller Theater, where she worked with a glittering cast of directors and performers, including the celebrated playwright/actor Klaus Pohl (whom she married) and Robert Wilson. It was through Wilson and Tom Waits’ “The Black Rider” that Sanda returned to her first love, as she recruited the production’s musicians for her band and returned to singing Romanian Gypsy songs. With Wilson’s support, Sanda and Pohl ended up moving to New York City in the early 1990s, another relocation that took her by surprise.

She may not have aspired to Gotham, but she arrived at a propitious moment, as many Downtown musicians were exploring Eastern European musical styles. Before long she connected with pianist/composer Anthony Coleman, who opened the door to a menagerie of brilliantly iconoclastic players eager to explore her repertoire of Gypsy music, including guitarist Marc Ribot, cymbalom (hammered dulcimer) master Alex Fedoriouk, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, bassist Brad Jones, accordionist Ted Reichman, percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, and reed expert Doug Wieselman (who’s a guest on her new album playing clarinet and guitar next to Ben Stapp on tuba).

Sanda has also explored the expressionist cabaret music of Weimar Berlin, particularly Kurt Weill and the underappreciated Mischa Spoliansky. Whatever her repertoire, her music has moved audiences around the world, including a heralded performance of her Gypsy and cabaret songbooks at the Pina Bausch Festival in Wuppertal, Germany. She has played sold-out theaters and major events such as the Forum International in Monterrey, Mexico, the Ringling International Arts Festival (curated by the Baryshnikov Arts Center), the Jewish Music Festival in Krakow, Poland, and the 2009 Nobel Prize Celebration In Stockholm, Sweden, where she performed at the request of Romanian-born Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Herta Mueller (with whom Sanda recently toured Germany, singing Gypsy songs after Mueller’s readings).

It’s in New York City, however, that Sanda has truly found herself. She has met a steady stream of musicians eager to throw themselves into her music. And she’s encountered numerous fellow émigrés who took their own circuitous journeys to New York. She didn’t realize just how many until a former Bucharest grade school classmate tracked her down. From her long-lost best friend, Sanda discovered that from her class of about 20 people, 15 of them live in New York. They're part of the region’s large Romanian community that has embraced Sanda and her music.  The music is also supported by the Romanian Culture Institute NY (RCNY), which has helped to fund the recording and touring.

While the collaboration with Japanese musicians on Gypsy In a Tree might seem unlikely, it’s a perfect reflection of the way New York’s melting pot can distill an artist’s essential identity. Twice disposed, Sanda can’t go home again, but her music is thriving in the transplanted soil.

“I would say that I found my roots in New York,” Sanda says. “When I go to Romania, for them I’m a stranger. It’s strange but I feel much more rooted and much more at home than when I’m in my home country. In New York, I’m more in Romania than in Romania.”

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