“CONCERT MUSIC” BY SRDJAN HOFMAN AT THE NEW CONCERT FROM THE CYCLE “PREMIERES”
At the new concert within the cycle “Premieres” of the RTS Symphony Orchestra, will be performed “Concert music for piano, string orchestra and electronic music” by Srdjan Hofman, where Neda Hofman will perform as a soloist and pianist, whom this work is dedicated to. The composition is inspired by the sensibility of the urban teenage generation and represents a creative attempt to recognise this period of growing each individual in music either as the present moment, or as his own memory at that time.
Great young artist, double bass player Goran Kostic, who will play a solid part in performing one of the most advanced concerts for this instrument – “Concerto for double bass and orchestra in Fis minor” by Giovanni Bottesini will perform the same evening. This composer is today considered one of the most important authors of double bass music from the period of Romanticism. Although music history remembers him as a conductor of famous opera’s premiere “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi, which was performed during the opening of the Suez Canal in 1871, Bottesini was a top double bassist, and because of that was called “Paganini on double bass”. He transferred the technique he himself had as a performer into his two concerts that he wrote for his instrument. Besides its technical features, the “Concerto in Fis minor” in the most complete way represents the soloist, his performance abilities and talent.
In addition to these two works, at the concert will be performed “Symphony No. 7 ” by Antonin Dvorak, which is considered the first successful symphonic achievement of this composer. It was written at the request of the London Symphony Association, whose honorary member Dvorak became in 1884. Delighted with this order, he wrote to his friends: “I am preoccupied now with the symphony I’m writing for London. Wherever I go, I’m just thinking about it. Let the Czech music move the world! ” That’s the way it was. At the premiere, in 1885, the composer conducted, and always abstained British critics called this work “the grandest Dvorak’s achievement”.
At the concert, which will be held on 16 March at 20:00, in the Concert Hall of Kolarac Endowment, the RTS Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by a guest from Italy, Alessandro Crudele.
Tickets on sale at the box office of Kolarac Endowment.