On orthodox Christmas, January 7th at 12.30 pm a concert of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra will take place with soloist and conductor being the world famous violinist Julian Rachlin. The concert will be held in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet and on the repertoire are Viennese marches, romantic overtures, popular dances, works by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Glinka, Godowsky and Chrysler. Tickets are sold at the ticket office in the Army Hall every day from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at websites www.kupikartizase.mk i www.mktickets.mk.
Julian Rachlin is one of the most respected violinists of today, and plays a Stradivarius from 1704. He collaborates with prestigious conductors and orchestras and this concert season he had performances in Europe and North America with the National Orchestra of France under the baton of maestro Daniele Gatti, then the opening of the season with the orchestra "La Scala" with maestro Riccardo Shaji, and Lucerne festival with maestro Mariss Jansons ...
Rahlin was born in Lithuania in 1974, but moved to Vienna in 1978. He studied violin with the eminent pedagogue Boris Kushnir at the Vienna Conservatory, gaining the basic education of Russian traditional violinist school and took private lessons with Pinchas Zukerman, who instills passion for playing the viola. He gained international fame in 1988 when he received the award "Young Musician of the Year" at the Eurovision international competition in Amsterdam.
Rachlin is the youngest soloist ever who played with the Vienna Philharmonic making his debut with maestro Riccardo Muti. Since the beginning of his career he was playing with the world's greatest orchestras and top conductors. He has many recordings and issued albums for "Deutsche gramophone", "Sony Classical" and "Warner Classics." In 1988 the magazine "Music Manual" declared him Musician of the Year, and in 2000 he was awarded the International Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize.
Dusko Gojkovic Quartet" is the title of the concert of the Macedonian Philharmonic on December 15th in the Army Hall at 8 pm performing with the jazz genoius, one of the most celebrated jazz trumpeters in the world, Dusko Gojkovic. Under the baton of maestro Borjan Canev, with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform members of the Dusko Gojkovic quartet: Renato Kiko - piano, Martin Gjakonovski - Shpato - bass and on drums Vladimir Kostadinovikj.
The concert "Dusko Gojkovic Quartet" is a Macedonian promotion of the excellent album "Dusko Gojkovic with string players" on which maestro Gojkovic cooperates with outstanding musicians - renowned Macedonian bassist Martin Gjakonovski-Shpato who builds a successful career in Germany and Europe, the pianist Renato Kiko, and awarded drummer Vladimir Kostadinovikj who also built an enviable career in New York. The album was actually originally released as "Brandenburg Concert Dusko Gojkovic string" because it was recorded live with strings of Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, and containing all the compositions of Gojkovic arranged by the brilliant British saxophonist and arranger Peter King. For string players and jazz quintet album came out in 2013, and a year later in Serbia appeared the album "Latin Haze" recorded with the Big Band of RTS. In 2015 it was published by "Enya Records" with the release in Japan.
It is no exaggeration to say that Dusko Gojkovic (1931) is one of the best jazz trumpeters in the world. He collaborated with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konjic, Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin ... releasing many albums and participated in numerous editions of top artists. The famous trumpeter, composer, arranger and conductor has had significant tours and performances at top jazz festivals in Europe and the US with various bands, standing out in particular as a soloist.
His personal repertoire is highly original and inspired by folklore - melody and rhythm of the Balkan region, and that has contributed to his popularity in the world. Critics see him as a musician with great energy, great improvisee, poet who grew up in the tradition of mainstream jazz and bebop.
Dusko Gojkovic won the lifetime achievement award "Echo Jazz" in 2014 in Hamburg, and a year later was awarded the Music Award for Lifetime Achievement of the city of Munich where he lives, which is awarded every three years to honor the musicians and institutions of great importance for the city of Munich.
Ksenija Sidorova, described by critics as "superbly subtle and virtuosic" and "an amasingly accomplished artist," will perform as a soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic at the concert "Alchemy" on December 1st at the Army Hall at 8 pm. "The Accordion Princess" Ksenija Sidorova (1988, Latvia) is considered leading ambassador for the accordion and one of the most attractive young musicians today.
For the first time in Macedonia, she will perform the bandeon concerto "Aconcagua" of the father of the new tango, Argentine composer Astor Piacola. Under the baton of maestro Daniel Raiskin from Russia, the tone poem "On the banks of the river St. Maurice" by contemporary Canadian composer Jacques Hetu will be performed, as well as the exotic symphonic suite "Scheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, November 26th at noon, due to great interest at the audience, once again will perform the symphony concert for children titled "Superheros", which had its premiere last month.
The Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra under the batton of maestro Borjan Canev will perform themes from famous adventure and science fiction films. Children will have the opportunity to listen to popular music pieces from the international blockbusters "Superman," "Spiderman", "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars", "James Bond", "Harry Potter" and "ET". The stories about the superheroes, in an authentic way will be portrayed by children’s favorite actor Martin Jordanovski.
"Spring in November" is the title of a concert of the Macedonian Philharmonic, this Thursday from 20 am in the Army as a soloist who will perform American pianist George Li, who last year won the second prize at the prestigious International Competition "Tchaikovsky." He is the winner of the 14th International Competition "Animato" in Paris and won the third prize at "Chopin."
"George Lee is considered one of the most talented and creative young pianists in the world. Along with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra he will perform the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 1 in C-Major by Ludwig van Beethoven, who is considered one of the favorite works of this musical genius with contractors, "said Macedonian Philharmonic.
The concert will guide American conductor Case Scaglione which, as pointed criticism constantly impress orchestras around the world with "sensitive and careful performance of musical works."
The program of the concert "Spring in November" will be performed Symphony no. 1 in Baie-major called "Spring" by German composer Robert Schumann.