The first concert in 2016, on Friday, 15 January (Kolarac, 8 PM), will introduce music inspired by winter, performed by Serbian music stars. Conductor Srboljub Dinić will lead the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Tijana Milošević in their performance of winter themes, composed by Glazunov, Glass, Piazzolla, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky.
A musical description of winter in diverse stylistic expressions, ranging from baroque to contemporary ones, is in the focus of the third concert For Megalomaniacs. Following Winter – an excerpt from Alexander Glazunov’s ballet Four Seasons, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concertmaster Tijana Milošević will present this season from various angles, through the notes of Philip Glass, Astor Piazzolla and Antonio Vivaldi. The winter musical journey will end with P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 1, nicknamed Winter Dreams owing to its thematic background.
“It is a great pleasure to return to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra because they are excellent musicians and my friends. I am delighted by the diversity of the programme, which is thematically related to this season of the year. From Glazunov’s ballet music to popular pieces by Vivaldi, Glass and Piazzolla, to Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Symphony No 1, which requires ultimate discipline from the musicians”, said Srboljub Dinić, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor at OTBA in Mexico City.
The sounds of winter nature from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons have served as inspiration to many composers. On Friday, Tijana Milošević will portray winter to the rhythm of tango from Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and its repetitive version from the American Four Seasons by minimalist Philip Glass.
The Belgrade Philharmonic’s series For Megalomaniacs is dedicated to the audience for whom too much music is not enough. After the “winter megalomania”, the next concert of this series, scheduled on 13 May 2016, is conceived as a musical marathon – all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, with Alexei Volodin as the featured soloist.