The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution functioning under the authority of the Cluj County Council, in collaboration with the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) invite you on Friday, June 10 at the Night of the Nightingales, organized for the third time in the Ethnographic Park, by SOR in collaboration with the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography.
The classic duet between musicians and birds will take place in the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park, the museum’s open-air section (Tăietura Turcului street).
The event will start at 17:00 with ornithological guided tours, workshops for children and a thematic exhibition with drawings of some bird species signed by artist Zsoldos Márton. Starting at 19:00, we will enjoy listening to an instrumental recital with artists Bogdan Bohuș (piano), Teodora Buia (violin), Fodor Lilla (violin), Diana Stir (cello) and Sonia Vulturar (violin). They will perform musical pieces by: Beethoven, Vaughan, Williams, Haydn and Enescu.
The event is organized with the support of Lidl Romania.
“This year, the Night of the Nightingales will take place only in Cluj-Napoca. For 2023, we would like to find the necessary resources to be able to organize the event again in Bucharest. However, for this we need the support of all people who love nature and birds. Until then, we invite you to Cluj to enjoy together the return to nature through music, performed by the city’s birds and its young musicians. We will take a walk on the Ethnographic Park’s alleys, our ideal host, talking about nature, birds and people, about the strong connections between us and the natural elements, significantly highlighted by the imposed isolation, especially by the first part of the pandemic. This year we will also talk about birds and their importance to us, with a greater emphasis laid on urban nature. Especially that we will have for sale “The Atlas of the Birds of Cluj” freshly out of print, with the second draft of the first revised edition”, said the coordinator of the Night of the Nightingales project, Teodora Domșa.
“As we have already accustomed the participants, we will greet them at the park entrance and we will organize them in groups that take part in the guided tours by biologists and collaborators of the Romanian Ornithological Society. The walks on the park alleys will introduce us to the winged residents or at least to their song. We will provide guidance in both Romanian and Hungarian. There are also workshops for the little ones, with activities, games and stories. There will also be a thematic exhibition with drawings of some bird species signed by artist Zsoldos Márton, recently added to the SOR portfolio. Thus, those who participate in the first guided tours will be able to spend time in a truly ornithological atmosphere, until the beginning of the concert”, specified Teodora Domșa.
In accordance with the custom that SOR wants to turn into tradition, participants are encouraged to also come prepared for a picnic. To bring their favorite snacks with them and wait relaxed for the outdoor nature concert.
The event will not involve any additional fees, except the entrance ticket to the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park.
We look forward to welcoming you!