We celebrate new discoveries with a real curiosity in our centenary program – the symphonic poem In the Countryside by Stevan Hristic (1935), a work that has not been in the concert repertoire for decades, and our orchestra is performing it for the first time. Moreover, one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, Denis Kozhukhin will be revealed to the Belgrade audience. He will introduce himself with the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, a brilliant and virtuosic piece unfairly neglected in the concert repertoire compared to composer’s other works written in this genre. The second part of the concert is reserved for one of the most popular works of the classical music repertoire – ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
The orchestra will be led by the young and perspective Spanish conductor Jaume Santonja, who our audience first had the chance to meet during our 2021/22 concert season. This time, Santonja steps up to the conductor’s podium in place of Stanislav Kochanovsky, who had to postpone his engagement due to illness.