One night before Valentine’s Day, Romanian pianist Karina Şabac (pictured) and the Radio National Orchestra conducted by Tiberiu Soare will perform together in a concert dedicated to love this Friday, February 13, at 19:00.

Part of the program are the famous overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni with a libretto based on the adventures of the legendary seducer Don Juan and the Scheherazade suite, inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights and signed by Rimsky-Korsakov.

The evening starts with Don Giovanni and Mozart’s Concerto no. 20 for piano and orchestra performed by Karina Şabac accompanied by the Radio National Orchestra. The second part of the concert is scheduled for Scheherazade, the most famous work of the Russian romantic composer, performed by concertmaster violinist Virgil Zvorişteanu, accompanied by the orchestra.

Karina Şabac studied in Romania and in Berlin, Los Angeles and New York. She has performed in recitals and as a soloist at the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Munich Gasteig among others. She acted as artistic director for the Rumänische Kammermusikabende music festival in Berlin and Zarva Festival – Vaals and Valkenburg in the Netherlands. Since 2011, she is assistant to German conductor Marcus Bosch (GMD Nuremberg) in the annual festival Heidenheim Opernfestpiele in Germany.

Tiberiu Soare is currently the chief conductor of the Radio Romania Orchestras and Choirs. Among others, in November 2014, he conducted three concerts along with famous soprano Angela Gheorghiu in legendary concert halls in Europe: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées – Paris, Musikverein Graz – Austria, Concertgebouw Hall – Amsterdam. On the evening of December 31 2014, he conducted the Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra in a gala concert with Angela Gheorghiu in Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus) in Germany.

Tickets for the concert on February 13 are available on www.bilete.ro, at the Sala Radio ticket office, in Inmedio shops marked with the Bilete.ro logo, in Germanos shops and in Romanian Post office at prices ranging from RON 20 to RON 30.