The Belgrade Philharmonic will be performing with Alban Gerhardt, one of the world’s leading cellists, under the baton of our former chief-conductor, Uroš Lajovic, at the Kolarac Music Hall, on Friday, 11 May, at 8:00 p.m. In addition to the Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů, the orchestra will also perform excerpts from the famous Swan Lake by P. I. Tchaikovsky and The Oceanides by Jean Sibelius.

Alban Gerhardt has been thrilling audiences worldwide for the past 25 years with his irresistible stage presence and artistic curiosity. In addition to performing at the best concert halls in the world, he has also been known to play at train stations, schools, hospitals, and correctional institutions. By performing Martinů’s vigorous and attractive concerto, together with the Belgrade Philharmonic, he will show his appetite for exploring new repertoires from the past and the present.

With our dear guest, Uroš Lajovic, the orchestra begins its program with the ancient legend of sea nymphs in The Oceanides by Jean Sibelius, and ends the evening with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The everlasting popularity of this ballet by Tchaikovsky has managed to inspire even Hollywood, with the motion picture “Black Swan.” Those who would like to buy standing tickets for this concert from the Belgrade Philharmonic’s 2017/18 season, can do so at the Kolarac box office, one hour before the connect begins.