The Belgrade Philharmonic presents David Fray, one of the most popular pianists today, with a concert at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. His performance of Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F minor will be conducted by Maestro Christian Mandeal, who will be leading the Belgrade Philharmonic for the 30th time. The program will also feature the works of Arvo Pärt, Frederick Delius, and Richard Strauss.
After violin superstars Sergej Krylov and Barnabás Kelemen, the Belgrade Philharmonic is now preparing a special delight for piano lovers – David Fray has been thrilling audiences around the world as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. He has worked with the greatest conductors of today such as Riccardo Muti (who is his father-in-law), Kurt Masur, Danielle Gatti, Paavo Jarvi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and many others. David Fray performs regularly with the London, Paris and New York Philharmonics, and with the Belgrade Philharmonic he will perform for the first time playing the most beautiful pages of piano literature.
That same evening, legendary conductor Christian Mandeal is marking a special jubilee with the Belgrade Philharmonic – his 30th time as conductor of this orchestra, with which he has had a friendship spanning more than three decades. Since 1984, Mandeal has been conducting numerous programs and this time it will be a repertoire from Belgrade Philharmonic’s “Ascension” series. The program includes “Fratres” by A. Pärt, “The Walk to the Paradise Garden” by F. Delius, and “Death and Transfiguration” by R. Strauss.
One hundred standing tickets will be on sale at the Kolarac Box Office from 7:00 p.m. one hour before the concert.