New date for the concert of cellist Dragan Suzuki Đorđević and the RTS Symphony Orchestra
The concert of cellist Dragan Suzuki Đorđević and the RTS Symphony Orchestra with maestro Aleksandar Kojić, planned for May 13, has been postponed to September 21. The program will include the “Cello Concerto” by Edward Elgar, the so-called elegiac piece composed after the First World War, at a time when Elgar’s music was already out of fashion for the concert-going public. It was brought back to the concert stage in the 1960s by the famous cellist Jacqueline de Pré, whose performance, later recorded on a compact disc, led to the “Concert” becoming a bestseller in art music. In addition to the “Concert”, Karl Nielsen’s “Aladdin Suite” will also be performed that evening, based on the music composed for the theater play “Aladdin” for the Royal Theater in Copenhagen in 1919. Already in 1923, Nielsen performed fragments of that music in concert, and the exotic musical motifs, as well as the romantic sound of the orchestra, quickly led him to create a suite, which he did in 1940. The big concert finale will be dedicated to the music of Jan Sibelius. On the program is “Symphony No. 2”, which the composer himself called the confession of his soul.