Ana Sokolović, another modern Serbian author who lives and works abroad, has composed a Concerto for Orchestra, in which she refers, among other things, to the creative opus of Ludwig van Beethoven. Her connection with his opus was not carried out in an obvious way, but existed on a conceptual and structural level, thus representing a contemporary reverberation of Beethoven’s ideas. The work was premiered by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano in 2007.
Two top soloists from the Belgrade Philharmonic, clarinetist Ognjen Popović and bassoonist Nenad Janković, will join forces in performing the Concerto for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra by C. Stamitz. Brahms’ First Symphony, which, under the weight of Beethoven’s glory, waited 21 years to see the light of day, will again bring us the spirit of the great genius.