New season at the Philharmonic

September 4:  The opening concert of the new 2011-2012 season at the Cluj Philharmonic reflects the co-operation with the ”George Enescu” International Music Festival in Bucharest. The Symphonic Orchestra and its guests perform an attractive musical program under the baton of American conductor John Axelrod.


When: September 4, 7:00 PM

Where: The Students’ House of Culture, Lucian Blaga Square no. 1-3


Painting at the Museum

August 14 – September 11:  Artist Nagy István (1873 – 1937) studied painting in Cluj, Budapest, Munich and Paris and left behind an original body of work that escaped the temptations of the epoch trends. His melancholic, dark and unexpected images are displayed for one month inside the Museum of Art. Not to be missed by dedicated art lovers!


Where: The Museum of Art, Unirii Square, no. 30

When: August 14 – September 11


The International Guitar Festival

August 9 – 14:  Fans of classical and contemporary guitar music have the opportunity to attend wonderful concerts during one of the most important musical festivals in Transylvania. Nationally and internationally acclaimed players perform on the stage every evening during the festival.


Where: Studio Hall of the Academy of Music, Ion I.C.Bratianu Street, no. 25

When: August 9 – 14


Summer Nights in the Museum Square

Every Friday and Saturday evening in August: Locals and tourists are invited to join the ”Summer Nights in the Museum Square”, an event that runs for the whole month of August. The program includes delightful live and instrumental music concerts , dance, theater and stand-up comedy shows.


Where: Museum Square

When: every Friday and Saturday in August, 8 PM

Free entrance!




Military costumes in the 19th century

July 19 – August 12: Cluj hosts its first exhibition of military costumes during the 19th century, through the display of vintage photos and old official paintings. Either very simple or exquisitely made, the uniforms are sure to spark fascination in any viewer interested in military history and beyond.

The exhibition takes place at the Municipal House of Culture, Unirii Square no. 24.


In the church: organ music

July 20: Every summer, the Reformed Church organizes a series of classical music concerts inside its Gothic-style interior. Young and talented Teodora Carciumaru, an organist as well as music coordinator of the Sibiu Philharmonic gives a concert with music by Fr. Liszt, P. Hindemith, O. Messiaen and Marco Aurelio Coutinho.

The concert starts at 7:00 PM with free entrance!

First time in Romania!

July 23: For the first time in Romania, people have the chance to attend a fantastic event – a concert of fanfare music by famous Romanian bands in this genre, inside the spectacular Turda Salt Mine. 370.000 visitors were inside the salt mine in 2010.

The concert starts at 11:00 AM.

The Twilight Samurai

July 9: L’Atelier Café and The House of Japan, Yamatoya organize an evening of Japanese visual culture.

“The Twilight Samurai” is a feature film focused on the story of a father caught between the love for his daughters, a code of honor and a past love…

Paula Selling in concert

July 8: Paula Selling concert, in Diesel Summer Lounge!

The famous Romanian singer who represented Romania during the Eurovision 2010 contest, presents tracks from her latest studio album, “I pick up dreams”.

Photo exhibition

July  7 – August 7:  The Museum of Art invites photography lovers to its latest exhibition, entitled “Between Pictorialism and Avantgarde” by Polish artist Fortunata Obrąpalska.

The exhibition is organized in co-operation with The Regional Administration of Małopolska, The ”Walery Rzewuski” Museum of Photography History Kracow, The Polish Institute and the Polish Embassy in Bucharest.