For the first time, the Belgrade Philharmonic and conductor Leo McFall will perform together with violist Saša Mirković, at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. The soloist will perform Seasons, a work dedicated to him by the composer, Dragana Jovanović. The program also includes compositions by Mendelssohn and Elgar.
Dubbed by local critics as the “best Serbian violist” and a “charismatic artist full of enthusiasm,” Saša Mirković is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, teacher, and organizer of musical life. Mirković is one of those artists who enjoys performing works by Dragana Jovanović, both in Serbia and abroad, and with the Belgrade Philharmonic, he will play her Seasons for solo viola, string orchestra, electric harpsichord, and harp. Even though the title is reminiscent of the work by Vivaldi, her Seasons brings a completely different expression and mix of different styles.
This is the first time the Belgrade Philharmonic will be headed by a conductor of the younger generation, Leo McFall, whose orchestral repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary music, as well as opera. This third concert from the Wisdom series opens with The Fair Melusine by Felix Mendelssohn, arguably the greatest musical child prodigy after Mozart. The evening’s program closes with a musical riddle, Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar, genuine puzzle that contains a musical cryptogram.
One hundred standing tickets will be on sale at the Kolarac Box office from 7:00 p.m., one hour before the concert.