The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be holding two new concerts at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (May 27, 28, and 29) at 7:00 p.m. with two premiere performances of compositions by Paul Hindemith and Benjamin Britten, plus Rodion Shchedrin’s attractive Carmen Suite.
The Belgrade Philharmonic will perform Hindemith’s Konzertmusik Op. 49 with brass instruments in the foreground, followed by Britten’s Russian Funeral, which has also never been on the orchestra’s program before, and at the end, the famous and very entertaining Carmen Suite.
“We opted for this concept because percussion and brass instruments had been less represented in our programs in this, as we know, restrictive concert season. So now we have a wonderful opportunity to hear them in their full glory in phenomenal opuses. We will be performing Hindemith and Britten’s compositions for the first time, while Shchedrin’s piece is an ingenious combination of Bizet’s music. The use of percussion is really spectacular, so the audience will enjoy it a lot,” Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz said.
The Carmen Suite is a real treat for fans of percussion, featuring marimba, vibraphone, bells, cowbells, timpani, tanggu, cymbals, gong, cabasa, claves, crotales, tom-toms, triangle, guiro, tambourine, drum, glockenspiel … With a lot of different kinds of drumsticks in the hands of our agile percussionists, this piece will be a feast not only for the ears, but also for the eyes.