The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, together with conductor Daniel Raiskin, is treating its audience with a concert titled For Equality on Friday, December 22. Violinist Alexandra Conunova will perform as a soloist, featuring pieces by Edward Elgar, Max Bruch, and Amy Beach.

In this jubilee season, alongside repertoire regulars, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is introducing pieces that are curiosities on the global concert stages. Chief guest conductor Daniel Raiskin presents the Belgrade audience with the premiere of Gaelic Symphony by American composer and pianist Amy Beach. She lived and composed at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, being noted in classical music history as the first female composer to achieve a successful career. Her compositions were performed by major American orchestras during her lifetime. The Gaelic Symphony is the first symphonic work composed and published by an American woman, drawing on motifs based on simple old English, Irish, and Scottish melodies.

The program is completed by Elgar’s overture Cockaigne (In London Town), vividly portraying London life in the Edwardian era, and Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Violinist Alexandra Conunova, the recipient of several prestigious awards, notably the first prizes at the Tchaikovsky and Joseph Joachim International Competitions, has performed with some of the most renowned conductors and ensembles across Europe. 

Tickets for this concert are sold out, whereas standing tickets will be available for sale an hour before the concert, starting at 7 PM at the Kolarac box office.