In Exile -Concert

George Enescu Festival, Romania

| 3 September 2021 | 5 September 2021 |

Simon Keenlyside, Raphael Wallfisch, Jonathan Dove

    Orchestra : State Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacău
    Conductor : Jessica Cottis

    Raphael Wallfisch : Cello
    Simon Keenlyside : Baritone



Dan Dediu Spini (Thorns) for Orchestra Op. 153


Adrian Iorgulescu Symphony no. 6 “Obelisk”


Jessie Montgomery Strum


Jonathan Dove In Exile, Concerto for Cello, Baritone and Orchestra



03 September 2021 - Mihail Jora Philharmonics, Bacău - 18.30 hrs

05 September 2020 - Radio Hall, Bucharest - 13.30 hrs

The concert on Sunday 05 September was livestreamed at 13.30 hrs local time. 


Click here to watch a short curtain call video from the concert in Bucharest on 05 September. Thanks to Raluca Marinescu for the clip.


Exile’ is a new work – “a sort of cantata”- written by Jonathan Dove for cellist Raphael Wallfisch and Simon Keenlyside.

Raphael Wallfisch talks about the commission at the end of this interview with The Arts Desk:


Jonathan Dove has written a page on his website explaining his concept for this piece and the origins of the libretto - click here to read


Our thanks to the George Enescu Festival and photographer Catalina Filip for permission to use their official photos of the concert in Bucharest on Sunday 05 September.