Sunday, the 10th of April, Romanian Athenaeum will host the fourth edition of Hope Concert, a cultural and charitable event organized by Hope and Homes for Children Romania Foundation. The concert will be presented by Amalia Enache, PRO TV journalist, alongside Dragos Bucurenci, spokesman for the organization. Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, Princess Marina Sturdza, honorary president of Hope and Homes for Children and other VIPs have confirmed the participation, all of them choosing to show in this way their support for the most vulnerable children in Romania.
Amalia Enache has been Hope and Homes for Children Romania ambassador for more than six years, during this period she has met dozens of children and families who have benefited from the organization's programmes and seen the change in their lives. Actively involved, Amalia, both as a journalist and as a representative of Hope and Homes for Children, contribute to achieving the organization's mission: closing the old type institutions in Romania and replacing them with a system based on the concept of family, plus preventing child separation. However for the attachment, individual attention, love and stimulation are essential for every child.
"It hurts and saddens me every time to see that vulnerable people in Romania hope only to get specific support. Working with Hope and Homes for Children Romania, a foundation that is changing a whole system of child protection, makes me feel I serve in an area where, as a journalist, I have been noticed in the last 20 years a acute need for fundamental changes. The experience taught me that any reality can be changed, although many problems seems unshakable", said Amalia Enache.
"Orphanages do not disappear just because we refuse to think about them. They disappear because some stubborn people as the people from the Hope and Homes for Children Foundation refused for 18 years to accept that a child may be raised in such an institution", said Dragos Bucurenci, spokesman for the organization, who will be on the stage of the Romanian Athaeneum alongside Amalia Enache as presenter of Hope Concert.
In an unusual combination, Hope Concert will bring on the same stage classical music, theater and pop rhythms, bringing closer the world of children who need the love of a family to the people who can help turn this dream into a reality. The violinist Alexandru Tomescu - Hope and Homes for Children Ambassador, the soprano Irina Iordăchescu, singers Dan Bittman, Paula Seling and Feli, the pianist Andrei Licareţ and actor Marius Manole Andrei will perform alongside Violoncellissimo Ensemble, led by Marin Cazacu. Composer Dan Dediu and Catalin Cretu have rearranged songs from the program in a unique manner, adapted for orchestra of cellos.
The show inside the Athenaeum will be completed by a performance of street art whose protagonists are children from the ”Pinocchio” Placement Centre in Bucharest (District 3) and graffers from Sweet Damage Crew. On Saturday, the 9th of April, in front of this emblematic building in the capital of Romania, children will become young artists and will draw on panels specially arranged under the guidance of famous graffers. Their drawings will adorn the two small group homes that will opened for them in Bucharest by Hope and Homes for Children in 2016.
The event is organized with the support of the Philharmonic "George Enescu" and Quartz Media Production. The main supporter of the event: Kaufland Romania.
Strategic partners: BRD Groupe Société Générale and BNP Paribas Group ARVAL.
Main media partner: PRO TV.
Co-producers: Radio Romania Cultural, Radio Romania Music.
Event supported by: Adevărul, FIVE'S, Sansha, Gitana, Aqua Carpatica.
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