Pianist Tamara Stefanović will appear with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Fabrice Bollon, on Friday, 23 February (Kolarac, 8pm). After Brahms’ famous piano concerto, the orchestral will play Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid.

Serbian pianist Tamara Stefanović performs at the world’s major concert venues including Carnegie Hall New York, Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall Tokyo and London’s Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls. She is known for interpretations of a wide repertoire and, in the concert with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, she will play Brahms’ monumental Piano Concerto No 1.

Composer Alexander Zemlinsky was one of many victims of the femme fatale Alma Schindler (later Mahler). He began working on his most frequently performed work The Mermaid during his great emotional crisis, after Alma left him to marry Gustav Mahler. Inspired by Anderson’s fairy-tale The Mermaid, Zemlinsky composed the piece with an unusual distribution of roles – he identified himself with the character of the naïve mermaid, while associating Alma with the role of the prince who left the mermaid to marry a princess.

A hundred standing tickets will be available an hour ahead of the concert (from 7pm) at the Kolarac Ticket Office.