The beginning of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s #dramaqueenbeethoven series will be directed by Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, at Kolarac Hall, on Friday November 1, at 8:00 p.m. Performing with the orchestra will be soloists Aneta Ilić, soprano, and violinist Andrey Baranov. The concert program features Beethoven, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

The #dramaqueenbeethoven series focuses on the composer’s fondness of the drama genre and the connection of his oeuvre with the works of Shakespeare, Goethe and Schiller. They were his permanent inspiration, which was passed on to later generations of composers. His interest in the drama genre can be seen in his opera Fidelio, whose concert aria “Ah, perfido” (Ah, deceiver) will be sung by Aneta Ilić and will demonstrate the exceptional vocal skills required of the soloist.

Another composer spiced up the pages of his score with drama; Shostakovich wrote his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 for David Oistrakh, who described the solo section as a “typically Shakespearean role.” This piece will be interpreted by Andrey Baranov, a younger generation violinist, winner of numerous competitions and a regular guest of the world’s most famous music venues.

Concluding the concert program will be Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 in D major.

One hundred standing tickets will be on sale at the Kolarac Box office from 7:00 p.m., one hour before the concert.