Friday, February 21, at 8:00 p.m. will be a special evening at Kolarac Hall, with the Belgrade Philharmonic’s own Ksenija Milošević performing as a soloist, with Gregor Mayrhofer conducting the orchestra. Ksenija Milošević will perform Hristic’s Symphonic Fantasy. The program also includes works by Sibelius, Schumann, and Berio.
Ksenija Milošević has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic for over 20 years. From a well-known musical family whose careers have been associated with the Belgrade Philharmonic, she has been playing the violin since she was four years old and has been active in numerous areas of music. With the support of her colleagues, she will play the Symphonic Fantasy by Serbian composer Stevan Hristić, one of the founders and first conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic who has made a huge contribution to the development of Serbian music in the first half of the 20th century.
Young conductor Gregor Mayrhofer is a unique figure on the world’s music scene. This conductor, composer, and pianist is currently assistant conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and has studied at the Juilliard School under renowned American conductor Alan Gilbert, former head of the New York Philharmonic. His oeuvre as a composer is particularly marked by a commitment to ecology, and Mayrhofer’s works include the Insect Concerto for classical orchestra and a choir of crickets.
He will be conducting the Belgrade Philharmonic for the first time, performing a very diverse repertoire. The concert opens with the Valse triste by Jan Sibelius. After Hristic’s Fantasy the audience will hear Schumann’s Manfred Overture, and Luciano Berio’s Rendering will conclude the evening’s program from the #beethovenbro series.
One hundred standing tickets will be on sale at the Kolarac Box Office, from 7:00 p.m., one hour before the concert.