02/06/17

At the formal conclusion of the series For Adventurers, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will introduce classical music superheroes on Friday, 2 June (Kolarac, 8pm). The orchestra will demonstrate its superpowers through the adventures of two heroes – William Tell and Superman, under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, the BPO’s Principal Guest Conductor.
 
Overture to the opera William Tell by Gioachino Rossini is based on the legend of a Swiss hero, the Superman of the 14th century. In an entirely different kind of adventure, taking place in a fictional American metropolis, the main character is Superman, a mythical hero of contemporary times. He inspired American composer Michael Daugherty to compose his Grammy-winning Metropolis Symphony, written to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first issue of the comic book about this hero.
 
While preparing the conclusion of the series For Adventurers, Daniel Raiskin has argued that adventure is the key quality and one of the secrets to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s success: “When we reflect on this season, the orchestra started it with a historical concert at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, which also launched the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra’s season, and it will end with the greatest open-air concert adventure, on 25 June. I am fascinated by the fact that the audience is invited to choose the repertoire for that concert and I am delighted to see that William Tell, which we will perform on Friday, stands an excellent chance of being selected”, said the BPO’s Principal Guest Conductor.
 
In the final concert of this series, another adventure awaits the audience – the discovery of the music of Swiss composer Paul Juon and his Concerto for violin and orchestra, performed by Maria Solozobova, one of the most promising young violinists.

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