December 2nd, 2023

Christmas Concert - piano, violin & voice recitals.

The Chicago Romanian American Choir coordinated by Mrs. Nicoleta Roman (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Lyric Artist) will perform a recital of Christmas Carols and National Anthems. Guests of Seara Culturala Romaneasca will also perform recitals of classical music and Christmas Carols. Come join us at Naperville Public Library (3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville, IL 60564) starting 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm and enjoy beautiful relaxing music. Refreshments and traditional Romanian food will be provided by hosts and volunteers. As usual, our artists will receive gifts from Santa. Looking forward to seeing you!

December 2nd, 2022

Christmas Concert - piano, violin and voice recitals.

Raluca Bojor:

  • Florile Dalbe, Transilvanian Christmas Carol
  • Cerul și pământul, Transilvanian Christmas Carol
  • Trei păstori, Transilvanian Christmas Carol
  • Silent Night, Franz Xaver Gruber
  • Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
  • Carol of the Bells, Ucrainian Christmas Carol
  • Sanie cu zurgălăi, Liviu Deleanu and Richard Stein

APEL Group:

  • Suite of Romanian Carols
  • Suite of International Carols

Aggie Stroe:

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Johnny Marks
  • Rage Over the Lost Penny, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Long Long Ago, Thomas H. Bayly

Lucas Raicu:

  • Deck the Halls 4 hands, accompanied by Raluca Bojor
  • Silent night, Vinicius Carratero

Owen Yeager:

  • Sonatina în Sol major, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Be Thou My Vision, Irish melody, arrangement Raluca Bojor
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas, arrangement Owen Yeager


  • O, ce veste minunată
  • Steaua sus răsare
  • Astăzi s-a născut Hristos

Looking forward to see you at Naperville Public Library, the location next to Neuqua Valley Highschool. We will enjoy together, as usual, some of the traditional Romanian delights.

Powerpoint presentation: Maria Theodorescu and Nathan Hofmeyer

August 26th, 2022

Candle making workshop

- beginners classes -

Location: Morton Arboretum

March 11, 2022

International Women's Day

- music recitals -

Dear friends,

Friday, March 11th, 2022 - you are invited to celebrate with us International Women's Day

A brief introduction: Maria Alexandra Theodorescu and Raluca Bojor

Voice and piano recitals: Alina Ursachi, Irina & Aggie Stroe, Nora McMaken

  • In memoriam for the mothers that are no longer with us - collective prayer
  • Raluca Bojor – voice & piano
  • Powerpoint presentation & background music - Maria Theodorescu

  • December 3rd, 2021

    Christmas Carols

    - music recitals -

    Friday, December 3rd, 2021, from 5.00 pm (doors open at 5.00 pm, event starts at 5.30 pm), at Naperville Public Library, you are invited to enjoy Romanian and International Christmas Carols.


    • Johnny & Lucas Raicu, violins and piano
    • Mara Theodorescu, violin
    • Eric & Mihaela Lutz, violin and piano
    • Brendan & Connor Lutz, violin and piano
    • Irina & Aggie Stroe, piano
    • Alina Ursachi, piano
    • Nora McMaken, piano
    • Raluca Bojor, piano.

    Visual projection and background sound - Maria and Alexandra Theodorescu. The event organizer, Maria Theodorescu is inviting you to enjoy a hot chocolate, beverages and traditional Romanian delights, right after the recitals.

    Past Events

    March 8th, 2021

    International Woman's Day

    - music recital -

    Private cultural event with limited participation

    February 27th, 2021

    Dragobetele la romani

    - poetry & music recitals -

    Private cultural event with limited participation in person & via zoom

    November 22th, 2019

    The Colors of Fall Season

    - poetry & music recitals -

    1. Introduction & brief theme presentation;

    2. Poetry recitals: The Fall Seasons of our childhood - various participants;

    3. Youth's music recitals: violin

    "Carol of the Bells" - Johnny & Lucas Raicu;

    "You raise me up" - Mara Theodorescu;

    4. Story time: slideshow projection of "Amintiri din Copilarie" by Ion Creanga;

    5. Socializing, taking pictures, a quick snack, coffee & cake.

    Background sound and visual presentation of Fall paintings (Alexandru Darida, Nicolae Grigorescu, etc.) & photos by Alexandra & Maria Theodorescu

    January 18th, 2019

    Blue flower

    -poetry and music recitals-

    1) Youth's music recitals: violin, saxophone and piano: Mara Theodorescu, Lucas and Robert Ciocan

    2) Poetry recital "Blue flower" - various participants;

    3) Music recital: Monica and Lucian Blaga

    4) Poetry recital - various contemporary poets;

    5) Brainstorming on future events of "Seara Culturala Romaneasca" - all participants.

    Backround sound and visual presentation by Maria Theodorescu

    November 2nd, 2018

    The autumn of our souls

    -poetry and music recitals-

    1) Brief introduction of Cultural Evening's hosts;

    2) Poetry recital - interested participants of all ages;

    3) Youth's poetry - Maria Alexandra Theodorescu with a brief poetry collection;

    4) Autumn traditions - presented by Calina Boiciuc.

    Background music & visual presentation by Maria Theodorescu

    Happy Easter, 2018

    March 25th, 2018

    Dear Cultural Evening friends,

    -You are Invited-

    A branch dedicated to Women’s Day, Sunday, March 25 - a private cultural event

    Bring a Friend and a Smile on your face!

    February 23th, 2018

    Romanian spring traditions: Martisorul and Dragobetele

    1) Poetry recital - Alina Celia Cumpan and Nicolae Bogdan Groza;

    2) A powerpoint presentation of famous painters and a visual introduction on today's young artists;

    3) Lugoj presentation (first part) - Simona Fenesanu;

    4) About Dragobete, a Romanian version of Valentine's Day - Maria Theodorescu;

    5) Books and martisoare presentations.

    January 26th, 2018

    Celebrating Romanian's National Poet, Mihai Eminescu

    Remembering Eminescu's poetry and prose

    1) A visual presentation on Eminescu's professional activity and personal life by Maria Theodorescu;

    2) "Luceafarul" presentation with an accurate english translation - prof.dr.Rodica Baranescu;

    3) Music recital - Andrei Olaru;

    4) Open discussions and shared opinions on poetry and prose authors, Eminescu's inspiration sources and the social conditions and cultural environment in which he created.

    December 8th, 2018

    Private cultural event

    November 3th, 2018

    The Autumns of Childhood

    1) Poetry recital - Nichita Stanescu;

    2) Open discussions between participants interested in contributing to our cultural agenda.