The Belgrade Philharmonic invites its audience to a musical stargazing together with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz and trombonist Peter Moore, at Kolarac Hall on Friday, May 27, at 8:00 p.m. In the composition Stargazer, the soloist will use his trombone as a telescope. Closing the concert, ideal for lovers of the cosmos, will be the magnificent Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov.
If the Belgrade Philharmonic’s program includes titles such as Search for the Night Sky, Constellations, The Big and Little Dipper, Orion, Pegasus, The Milky Way, it is clear that the universe also inspired Jonathan Dove to write his composition Stargazer. The work follows a dreamer who explores the cosmos and follows different constellations with his trombone instead of a telescope, and the movements of this cosmic fantasy are connected by the theme of the famous children’s song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. The young Peter Moore will show his “astronomical” bravado on the trombone, which grabbed the attention of the audience when he became the youngest winner in the history of the BBC Young Musician competition at the age of only twelve. At eighteen, he became the youngest ever member of the London Symphony Orchestra. He also teaches at the famous Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The penultimate concert in the Belgrade Philharmonic’s season closes with the lavish, magnificent, and emotional Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov. The massive group of fans of Belgrade Philharmonic Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will enjoy this work in particular, since Feltz is a Rachmaninov “specialist” and an award-winning conductor of a series of Rachmaninov concerts. Symphony No. 2 has gone beyond classical music, used as a theme in cinema in the famous film Birdman by Alejandro González Iñárritu and it also inspired pop singers who borrowed its melodies for their songs. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the Philharmonic box office as well as online.