The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s first violin Tijana Milošević appeared last night as a soloist with its resident orchestra, under the baton of conductor Srboljub Dinić. In the dim Kolarac Grand Hall, the musicians played pieces inspired by winter themes under the lanterns, while Tijana’s passionate performance captivated both the audience and her fellow musicians.
The concert from the series dedicated to musical Megalomaniacs unfolded in unique ambience. The sound of Tijana Milošević’s violin was first heard coming from behind the stage, in the Prologue to Philip Glass’ American Four Seasons, emulating the intimacy of winter. Supported by her fellow musicians from the string sections, she appeared on the stage delivering an energetic performance of Vivaldi’s Winter. In addition to her authentic interpretation of one of the most popular pieces of classical literature, Tijana surprised the audience by whistling the melody in the last movement, accompanied by the orchestra. Following the late Baroque style, her violin switched to Argentinian tango rhythm, portraying the warmth and sensuality of the Winter from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, the master of tango nuevo. The stylistic journey through the winter themes was monumentally concluded with the minimalistic rock-and-roll sound in Glass’ American Four Seasons.
“This kind of concept is engaging because it crosses three different periods and three distinctive styles, which is always a challenge for the artist. It gives me great pleasure that the winter magic has kept all of us in Kolarac warm in this pleasant January weather. It is always a delight to create music with my friends from the orchestra and enjoy mutual interaction and the musical experience”, said BPO Concertmaster Tijana Milošević – the star of the night.
The orchestra directed by Srboljub Dinić commenced the winter journey with a passage from Alexander Glazunov’s ballet Four Seasons, and the musical description of this magical season of the year was crowned by Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 1, nicknamed Winter Dreams owing to its thematic background.