Open Balkans in the field of symphonic music


The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra announces the guest appearance of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of North Macedonia on October 14 at Kolarac Hall from 8 pm. Conductor Gabriel Bebeşelea will lead the orchestra in an attractive program performance, while guitar fans will exclusively enjoy the performance of virtuoso Rafael Aguirre and the famous Concierto de Aranjuez. The guest performance of the Skopje-based orchestra is the beginning of a cultural exchange within the Open Balkans initiative in the field of symphonic music.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of North Macedonia, with its innovative and creative repertory in line with traditional musical values, is very appealing to the audience, especially the new generation of listeners. The Belgrade audience will now also have the opportunity to enjoy an attractive combination of contemporary works as well as the most popular pieces of world music literature.

The master work of classical music and the most performed piece for the guitar Concierto de Aranjuez will be performed by soloist Rafael Aguirre, whose interpretation of has millions of views on the Internet. The guitarist has gained world fame thanks to his impressive technique, and his exceptionally diverse repertoire took him to as many as 39 countries around the world. He began his extraordinary career by winning thirteen first prizes at international competitions, and today he is one of the world’s most famous guitarists who regularly performs in prestigious concert halls: Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, to name a few.

The attractive repertory opens with Pijan tanec – Pajduško (Drunk dance – Pajdusko) by the contemporary composer Soni Petrovski, and ends with Tchaikovsky’s Pathetic symphony No. 6, under the baton of Gabriel Bebeşelea, the principal conductor of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca. Today, he has the status of a new fast-rising star, while his recent appearances include performances at the Musikverein Vienna, Cadogan Hall London, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow and the Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome, as well as with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia Evgeny Svetlanov.

The concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of North Macedonia is organized in cooperation with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra within the regional cooperation Open Balkans. Tickets are on sale at the box office of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra as well as online.