The Romanian Atheneum was inaugurated
February 14, 1888
The Romanian Atheneum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. The ornate, domed, circular building is the city’s main concert hall and home of the „George Enescu„ Philharmonic and of the George Enescu International Music Festival.
In 1865, cultural and scientific personalities such as Constantin Esarcu, V.A. Urechia and Nicolae Crețulescu founded the Romanian Atheneum Cultural Society, to serve its purposes, the Romanian Athenaeum, a building dedicated to art and science, to be erected in Bucharest. The building was designed by the French architect Albert Galleron. A portion of the construction funds was raised by public subscription in a 28-year long effort, of which the slogan is still remembered today: „Dati un leu pentru Ateneu!” (Donate one leu for the Ateneu)
The overall style is neoclassical, with some more romantic touches. In front of the building there is a small park and a statue of Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu.
The Romanian Athenaeum ( Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city’s main concert hall and home of the „George Enescu” Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.
În limba română:
Ateneul Român este o sală de concerte din București, situată pe Calea Victoriei, în Piața George Enescu (în partea nordică a Pieței Revoluției). Clădirea, care este realizată într-o combinație de stil neoclasic cu stil eclectic, a fost construită între 1886 și 1888, după planurile arhitectului francez Albert Galleron.