Italian violin star Anna Tifu, will perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic in Kolarac Hall, two nights in a row, on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. Under Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, the orchestra will perform a passionate and exotic repertoire – from the exciting story of Sheherazade to the can-can.

The Belgrade Philharmonic presents to the domestic public one of the leading violinists of the younger generation, with whom the orchestra performed in Oman at the end of 2015. Anna Tifu, an international star, especially adored in her native Italy, is the face of Alitalia Airlines, along with conductor Ricardo Mutti, film director Giuseppe Tornatore, and dancer Eleonora Abbagnato. The Philharmonic audience will see two completely different sides – the lyrical in E. Chausson’s Poème, and Sarasate’s dazzling and breathtaking Gypsy Airs, played on a 1716 Stradivari violin.

On both evenings the audience will enjoy one of the most charming repertoires in the Belgrade Philharmonic’s season, focusing on Love “French-style.” The exciting story of Sheherazade was a magnet for many composers, including Ravel, who was obsessed with Arabian exoticism from which arose the Shéhérazade overture. The “reveling” style of F. Poulenc can be seen in his ballet Les biches through the story of flirting at a summer party, while the concert is crowned by the light style of salon music – Gaîté Parisienne by Offenbach, which depicts the typical life of Parisian fashion with the melodies of the famous can-can.

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