Daniel Raiskin, the Belgrade Philharmonic’s permanent guest conductor, leads the orchestra again on Friday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m. at Kolarac Hall. In addition to a diverse concert program, Raiskin and the Belgrade Philharmonic will pay special tribute to recently deceased Latvian/Russian Conductor Mariss Jansons.
“He was one of the most beloved and respected conductors, a generous person who spread love for music. Jansons was a representative of the passing era of the world’s greatest conductors and I am very privileged to have specialized under this artist, who has become my greatest role model,” Daniel Raiskin said, adding:
“That is why, in his honor, we will begin the second part of our concert with Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. It is an unwritten rule among musicians, a kind of universal code, to pay tribute to departing colleagues with the Nimrod variation.
The second concert from the Belgrade Philharmonic’s #beethovenbro series continues to explore the connection between Beethoven and local composers. Beethaphase, by Jelena Dabić, a Serbian composer residing in Germany, is an attractive combination of the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and rhythms of the Balkans. The combination of different epochs and geographical regions continues with Georgi Gvantseladze, soloist of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and one of the world’s most talented oboists, performing two concert pieces by A. Marcello and G. Kancheli. The concert evening will be concluded with Symphony No. 5 by Alexander Glazunov, whose final theme is a Serbian folk song.
One hundred standing tickets will be on sale at the Kolarac Box Office from 7:00 p.m., one hour before the concert.