One of the world’s best clarinetists, Martin Fröst will make his debut with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in a genuine musical adventure on Friday, 15 April (Kolarac, 8pm). Under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, the audience will enjoy an unusual selection of works by composers from Northern Europe, culminating with Stravinsky’s famous Petrushka.
Fröst will play Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, as well as a special treat – Peacock Tales by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. According to Fröst’s idea, besides the attractive music, the interpretation of this piece also includes a special acting performance, which is his trademark.
The acclaimed clarinetist is the recipient of the 2014 Léonie Sonning Music Prize, one of the world’s highest musical honours. He appears with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras worldwide, but he is also famous for transcending the boundaries of the world of classical music. His performances include dancing, light effects, costumes and acting, which is why he is also known as “Michael Jackson of the clarinet” (De Volkskrant).
The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert for Adventurers will be opened by the symphonic elegy Island by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, and concluded with Igor Stravinsky’s well known Petrushka, the bizarre story about unrequited love of three puppets.
The popular concert series that includes the most unusual adventures will be closed by conductor Gabriel Feltz and the soundtrack music from the films about the secret agent James Bond, on 27 May at Kolarac.