The Belgrade Philharmonic will perform an exclusive program together with Conductor Marcus Bosch and cello superstar Kian Soltani at two concerts in Kolarac Hall on March 12 and 13, starting at 8:00 p.m. The program features works by Beethoven and Schumann, and Friday’s performance is traditionally dedicated to the memory of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
The program opens with a musical extravaganza – Beethoven’s unfinished piece, the Macbeth Overture, reconstructed on the basis of a computer program! It was performed in the United States in 2001 on the basis of preserved sketches and was the great composer’s last discovered work. The audience will be able to appraise how much this work belongs to Beethoven and how much it is a product of a reconstruction.
“In the year when the whole world is celebrating Beethoven’s jubilee, I consider it a great move by the Belgrade Philharmonic to explore his unfinished works and thus offer some plausible answers. The orchestra has an inquisitive, fighting spirit when it comes to music, and I enjoy our work together and their openness,” said Conductor Marcus Bosch, one of the most prominent German conductors and a highly sought-after guest conductor worldwide.
Cellist Kian Soltani, from a rising star and his debut at the famous Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall, has become one of the most impressive musicians of the younger generation. He performs with the best orchestras in the world, and after Belgrade, his next concert will be with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto, a work whose success the composer never experienced, yet today it is one of the most popular pieces written for the cello. Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale.
Tickets for Thursday are still available at the Kolarac Box Office. For the Friday concert, 100 standing tickets will be on sale from 7:00 p.m., one hour before the concert.