08/02/17

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is again in the hands of the Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, appearing together with the cello superstar Giovanni Sollima, on 9–10 February (Kolarac, 8pm). The concert in the series For Adventurers follows an inspiration by folklore, seen from the vantage point of three composers with different stylistic preferences, nationalities and generations.
 
The philharmonic adventurers, with their keen appetite for programmes that involve the most innovations, will hear the Serbian premiere of the Folktales, performed by its composer Giovanni Sollima. The acclaimed cellist will tell his tales inspired by the Mediterranean folklore, yet treated in a completely contemporary way, with his instrument. One of the most authentic artists of the contemporary music scene, Sollima has shared the stage with stars such as Martha Argerich, Riccardo Muti, Yuri Bashmet, as well as artists such as Bob Wilson, Alessandro Baricco and Patti Smith.
 
“I am delighted about how my composition sounds with Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. We are having lots of fun while working, so I am very impatient for us to tell the Folktales to the Belgrade audience”, said Sollima ahead of the two concerts at Kolarac.
 
The programme for adventurers opens with the Concert Overture by Polish composer Szymanowski, and closes with excerpts from Smetana’s well-known piece My Fatherland, as a symbolic announcement of the collaboration with Gabriel Feltz, the new Chief Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra as of season 2017/18.
 
Because once is not enough, the concert for adventurers will be pre-premiered as part of The Philharmania – the series of the most attractive concerts played twice to satisfy the great interest of the audience.

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