The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its Chamber Music Series Inspired by Music on Thursday, 16 June at 7pm (BPO Hall). Under the artistic leadership of Catherine Larsen-Maguire, the orchestra’s wind section will play serenades by R. Strauss and Mozart.
The most famous works in the serenade genre are signed by Mozart and they are typical examples of the style for wind instruments. Thirteen BPO musicians will perform the famous Gran Partita in B-flat major, a unique chamber music of symphonic scale. Inspired by this composition, Strauss wrote his Serenade in E-flat major in his early days, which will be played by the BPO wind ensemble as an introduction to Mozart’s piece.
A frequent guest of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire will assume the role of the artistic leader of the ensemble. After ten years as principal bassoonist in the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, where she also directed concerts and operatic performances, she decided to concentrate exclusively on conducting in 2012
“I am truly delighted about working with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra – this time from a slightly different angle, though. In an intimate atmosphere, we are working on an exceptional repertoire, and my role refers above all to harmonisation and implementation of the stylistic concept”, said Catherine Larsen-Maguire.
In the season 2015/16, the Belgrade Philharmonic’s chamber stage has presented larger chamber ensembles through the concept of artistic leadership. In five concert of the chamber music season, the BPO musicians have been led by artists who specialize in this musical genre.