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Aud Band & Grigore Riciu

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We present a selection of original works by Laurențiu Gondiu and we travel back in time towards the preclassical. The concert also includes well-known pop songs performed with the classical approach. An original repertoire of our own compositions and arrangements will transport us where we feel best at home, in harmony with ourselves and nature. Artists: Laurentiu Gondiu: compositions (piano, guitar) Is an award-winning composer Author of vocal-symphonic and chamber music, as well as of music for theatre, TV and film. Laurentiu Gondiu focuses on developing the orchestral technology, but especially on approaching different aesthetics for each work. Being nurtured under the influence of several musical cultures, the composer Laurentiu Gondiu is a representative exponent of modern musical inter-cultural, synthesis of the multiple sound identities in his compositional writings. Collaboration: National Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of Moldova, conductors Valentin Doni and Mihail Agafita Symphony Orchestra of Broadcasting, (Chisinau) conductor Gheorghe Mustea National Opera House Orchestra, (Chisinau) conductor Mihail Sechikin Oltenia Filarmonic Orchestra (Craiova, Romania) conductor Valentin Doni ‘’Romania Brass’’(Romania) - ensemble directed by Adrian Petrecsu ‘’Traffic string’’ Ateneu (Romania) – ensemble directed by Lucian Moraru ‘’Traiect’’ (Romania) – ensemble directed by Sorin Lerescu State Chamber Orchestra of the Organ Hall (Chisinau) conductor Valentin Doni Rodica Gondiu (esraj, voice) Esraj - is an unique Indian instrument with possibilities of fine nuance - combines modern effects with that characteristic of oriental music. She adapted this exotic instrument as an interpretation technique in stylistic fusions: jazz, acoustic rock, classic-modern and implemented in theatre and film music. She had his first concerts in London in 2011 as part of a European international project "Ocarina", carried out in 5 countries. The Esraj aroused the public's interest at her performance at various cultural events both in Europe and in China. Rodica is the wonderful voice in the background, each time creating a different story, a different original approach to the musical twist and increasing its value by enriching the voice with the sound of the Esraj, a unique Indian instrument that adds an extra mystery to the band. Grigore Riciu soloist (vocals, guitar) Classically trained tenor studied Opera Singing at "Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts", Chisinau, Moldova. Worked as Stage Director Assistant, Head of Opera Department and Head of Directorial Board at National Opera House of Republic of Moldova. Sang: Yamadory, from "Madame Butterfly", The Emperor, from "Turandot", both by G.Puccini, Casio, from "Othello", Gaston from "La Traviata", both by G.Verdi, Alfred from "The Bat" by J.Strauss II, and other roles. Sang with: London Philharmonic Choir many concerts, including, "Requiem" by G.Verdi, "Requiem" by W.A.Mozart, "Requiem" by H.Berliiz, "Carmina Burana" by C.Orff, "Strabat Mater" by F.Poulenc and many other concerts.

Classical crossover, Christmas, Classical, Contemporary classical, Early music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Funk rock, Soul, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, World music, Italian music, Russian music
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Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Opera songs:
-Nessun dorma, from "Turandot"
-La donna e mobile, from "Rigoletto"
-E lucevan le stelele, from "Tosca"
-Una furtiva Lagrima, from "l'Elisir d'amore"
-Ombra mai fu, from "Serse"
Pop-opera, crossover songs:
-O sole mio, by E. Di Capua
-Canto della Terra, by Fr. Sartori
-Time to say goodbye, by Fr. Sartori
-Caruso, by Lucio Dalla
-Luna, by A. Safina
-Santa Lucia, Neapolitan song
-Nella fantasia, Gabriel's Oboe
-All by myself, by E. Carmen
-The prayer, by D. Foster
-Il Mondo, by Jimmy Fontana
-Un amore cosi grande, by A. Maggio
-Besame mucho, by C. Velázquez
-Historia de un amor, by C. Almarán
-Hallelujah, by L. Cohen
-You raise me up, by Secret Garden
From musicals:
-Bring him home, from "Les Miserables"
-Never enough, from "The Greatest Showman"
Church Hymns:
-Be Thou my vision
-Lord of all hopefullness
-Guide me, oh thou great Redeemer
-Amazing grace
-Ave Maria, by Bach-Gunoud
-Ave Maria, by F.Schubert
-Ave Maria, by G.Caccini
Christmas songs:
-O holly night, Christmas song
-Silent night, Christmas song
-The first Noel
-Jingle bells
-White Christmas
-Let it snow
Pop and rock songs:
-Perfect symphony, by Ed Sheeran
-Memories, by Maroon 5
-Say something, by A Great Big World
-In the still of the night, by The Five Satins
-Wonderful life, by Black
-Have you ever seen the rain, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
-Can't help falling in love, by E. Presley
-Ai se eu te pego, by M. Telo
-Desert rose, by Sting
-Fields of gold, by Sting
-Imagine, by John Lennon
-Yesterday, by The Beatles
-Let it be, by The Beatles
-Come together, by the The Beatles
-Oh darling, by th Beatles
-Jolene, by Dolly Parton
-No, woman no cry, Bob Marley
-It's a mans world, by James Brown
-Stand by me, Ben E. King
-The house of the rising sun, by The Animals
-Soldier of fortune, by Deep Purple
-Stairway to heaven, by Led Zeppelin
-Simple man, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
-Another brick in the wall, by Pink Floyd
-Nothing else matters, by Metallica
-Still loving you, by Scorpions
-Susana, A. Celentano
-Zombie, by Bad Wolves
-Unchained melody, by A. North
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Alex C
3 months ago, for a Private event in George Rd
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5 out of 5

Really enjoyed having Grigore and AUD Band as guests for our ceremony. Refined repertory and musical interpretation