Standing tickets available for the concert on Friday dedicated to Paris
On Friday, February 3rd, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will present an attractive repertoire inspired by Paris, together with conductor Benjamin Schwarts, at Kolarac Hall. Starting from 8 p.m., the concert will include the works by Debussy, Ravel and Gershwin, and renowned pianist Cédric Tiberghien, performing as a soloist.
The Philharmonic season On the Right Track arrives in Paris with a program that authentically portrays the City of Light. The audience will enjoy in sensual and colorful melodies and musical extravagance. The tour begins with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and triumphs with Ravel’s ecstatic Waltz.
Cédric Tiberghien, a French pianist with a remarkable international career, praised for his versatility and wide repertoire, will have his first appearance with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. The composition is greatly influenced by jazz, which was extremely fashionable throughout Europe in the 1930s, as well as the blues, the sounds vastly expanding in America.
Jazzing up of the atmosphere culminates in Gershwin’s orchestral hit An American in Paris. The Philharmonic Orchestra will depict the impressions an American was experiencing while walking the streets of Paris. The sounds of taxi car sirens will be brought by the percussionists playing the bike horns, as a special support to the instrumentation. Gershwin’s piece, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, was premiered 95 years ago, for which the composer brought four original taxi sirens from Paris, in order to portray the atmosphere of this city as faithfully as possible to the American audience.
On Friday, the Belgrade Philharmonic audience will have the honor of meeting Benjamin Schwartz, chief conductor of the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, critically acclaimed for the intensity of his musicianship and clear vision in his interpretations.
The concert celebrating Paris is a sold-out event, however, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is introducing 50 standing tickets that will be on sale on Friday before the concert, i.e. from 7 p.m. at the Kolarac box office.