The Belgrade Philharmonic and renowned Austrian conductor Hans Graf will be performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the gala closing ceremony of the 52nd Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS) at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m.
In line with the rules on limiting the number of musicians on stage, the Belgrade Philharmonic will be playing a refined program of select compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, opening with the Marriage of Figaro Overture, followed by two symphonies: No. 29 in A Major, K 201 and No. 38 in D Major, K 504, popularly known as the Prague Symphony.
The Belgrade Philharmonic is very pleased to perform once again with Hans Graf, a dear and regular guest of our concert seasons. Maestro Graf is honorary conductor and former music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He was also music director of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Basque National Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the The Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.
Hans Graf conducted the world’s leading orchestras, including the most renowned orchestras in the United States (Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Detroit, etc.) with an especially long and close relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In Europe, Hans Graf has conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra in Halle, and many others. He often conducted at important European festivals (Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Maggio Musicale, etc.), and performed with the Vienna State Opera and opera houses in Munich, Paris, Rome, and Zurich.