“Paris I love you” is the title of the Valentine concert of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra. It is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at 8 pm in the Macedonian opera and ballet.
The program includes popular French chansons which sang Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Joe Dassin, Michel Legrand...
As a vocalist will perform popular Hungarian jazz vocalist Myrtill Micheller, under the batton of Borjan Canev, orchestrations of Emin Dzijan, directed by Dejan Proshev and poetry of the French poet Jacques Prevert will be read by actor Vasil Zafircev.
The Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra on February 2nd at the Army Hall will hold a symphony concert titled "Poetry and Drama", which will be dedicated to one of the most prominent Macedonian musicians, the prematurely deceased conductor Sasa Nikolovski-Gjumar (1966-2017).
The concert, as the Macedonian Philharmonic informed, will bring complex music and superb performance. Under the baton of maestro Emil Tabakov from Bulgaria, the orchestra will perform the “Tannhauser overture”, Prelude and death from "Tristan and Isolde" by German composer Richard Wagner.
Soloist of the concert will be one of the most outstanding young Macedonian pianists Dino Imeri, who will perform the famous "Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes and "Tottentanz" by Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt.
“Grotesque” is the title of the concert with film music of Russian authors that the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on January 26th at 8 pm at the Army Hall. Under the batton of maestro Emil Tabakov from Bulgaria, the orchestra for the first time on the Macedonian music scene will perform two very attractive works - Alfred Schnittke’s Gogol Suite and The Gadfly Suite op. 97a by Dmitri Shostakovich.
The music of Russian-German composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) radiates tension. He can convey the emotion of conflict and intrigue, and exactly this is typical in the Gogol Suite, which is trying to paint the great Russian writer and that on its premiere achieved great success. Actually, the music of Schnittke is described by the critics as the best portraying of the works of Gogol.
The Gadfly orchestra suite of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, is created for the Russian movie with the same title (1955), based on the novel of the English writer and musician Ethel Lilian Voynich, and directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer and Iosif Shapiro. The film achieved huge popularity in the Former USSR.
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.