At its 45th edition, “Musical Holidays” International Festival takes place every year in Piatra Neamț in July and is has become, throughout the years, a landmark for Neamţ County. Every year, musical artists conductors and instrumentalists from all corners of the world, prestigious music ensembles, as well as students of higher musical education institutions perform for the public in Neamţ. The 2018 edition offered to locals and tourists present in Piatra Neamţ seven delightful evenings, from July 1 to 7, with diverse music genres from symphonic to pop, chamber, rock, choral or folklore. The event, which is organized by Neamţ County Council and “Carmen Saeculare” Center for Culture and Arts, follows every year an already classic programme: the opening and closing evenings of the edition are held from 9 PM at the plateau nearby the Bell Tower of Stephen the Great. During the other days of the event (Monday to Friday), two separate events will take place every evening in different locations: one beginning from at 7 PM, at Youth Theater, and the other, beginning from at 9 PM, in the open air, at the plateau nearby the Bell Tower of Stephen the Great. During the 2018 edition, the closing of the event was dedicated to pop music and opera: Loredana performed an electrifying show and then the audience enjoyed an outstanding musical performance of the Romanian National Opera Orchestra from Iasi.