On Friday, 18 March (Kolarac, 8pm), the great lady of the conducting world, Jane Glover of Great Britain and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will present the music of her fellow countrymen. In addition to Elgar’s Violoncello concerto, performed by Daniel Müller-Schott, the British repertoire will include pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Michael Tippett, before it is thematically rounded off by Haydn’s Symphony No 102, one of his London symphonies.
In the ‘British’ concert, as part of the series For Beginners, the audience will hear two fantasies on themes of old composers Thomas Tallis and Arcangelo Corelli, both written by British artists of different periods and stylistic expressions: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Michael Tippett. The repertoire then makes a witty retrospection with the Tenth of Joseph Haydn’s twelve London symphonies, created during his stay in London, which is regarded as the most prolific and contented period of his professional and personal life.
“I am truly delighted to lead the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in the presentation of British music, with the idea to demonstrate all its idiosyncrasies. These include its connection with the past, pastoralism, poeticism and, indeed, pure humour, which we will hear in Haydn’s classicism”, said Jane Glover, whose conducting career has lasted more than four decades. Her last appearance with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra was two years ago, as part of the concert series On High Heels, dedicated to female conductors.
One of the most popular violoncello concertos of all times, composed by the great romanticist Edward Elgar, will be played by Daniel Müller-Schott, known worldwide for his energetic interpretations. The guest appearance of this virtuosic cellist, who is a regular guest in the world’s most prestigious venues, is organised in cooperation with the Goethe Institute.
The concert series For Beginners is conceived for ‘novices’ in the world of classical music, as well as for experienced concertgoers who feel the beginners’ excitement for music masterpieces over and over again. The mid-March concert is traditionally dedicated to the memory of the late Prime Minister Zoran Djindjić.