For the very end of the season Srba Dinic and the Braunschweig theatre are preparing another premiere. A German composer, pianist and theoretician Aribert Reimann wrote the opera L’invisible which saw its premiere in Berlin in 2017. Reimann always finds inspiration for his opera in literary classics: Shakespeare, Kafka, Lorca and others. He wrote this opera based on a work by Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian writer and Nobel laureate. Three dramas are entwined in it. At first view different, they are connected with the same motifs, the feelings of sorrow, fear and death. It is a lyrical trilogy with an intensive orchestral sound, with numerous soloists on the stage and modern direction. In the opera’s short life of mere two years, it has received a number of good reviews. It is time that the Braunschweig audience, second after Berlin, give it their opinion. Srba Dinic with soloists and orchestra will demonstrate why Reimann is one of the most awarded contemporary German composers.
25th May 2019 premiere
GMD Srba Dinic continues his work with the StaatsorchesterBraunschweig orchestra and preparations for a new symphonic concert are underway. For this occassion they chose two contemporaries, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. They both worked as harmony, composition and orchestration professors, so the wealth of musical ideas skillfully knitted together in orchestral segments comes as no surprise.
Tchaikovsky’s third symphony has long been overshadowed by his other well known pieces and has not been performed as often. And yet, it is important for many novelties which Tchaikovsky introduced. It is the only symphony in major tonality, it has five movements, and its most important feature is in that the composer went a step ahead in its artistic freedom and adeptlyjoined different music forms. In a letter to his friend Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, he said it himself that with this piece he had gone a step further in his overall composing work. Rimsky-Korsakov was able to understand this well since he also had always sought new ideas and striven after higher personal development. Unfortunately, he did not always enjoy the affinity of the ruling monarchy as was the case with Golden Cockerel opera, the premier of which he did not live to see. In this concert parts from GoldenCockerel opera will be performed. This is a great challenge for an orchestra, to recreate opera in a concert performance, but not for Srba Dinic and Staatsorchestra Braunschweig. Their committment to both opera and symphnic music is seen in their everyday work where the two are constantly entwined.
14th April 2019 at u 11h
15th April 2019 at 20h
Hamburg Philharmonics is one of the most beautiful modern edifices in Europe and one of the largest music centers in the world. This prestigious venue for all classical musicians will be a new stage on which Staatsorchester Braunschweig will perform as of this spring. Led by their GMD Srba Dinic, the first part of the program will include idyll for an orchestra by Anton Webern “Im Sommerwind” and Alma Mahler’s “Seven songs 1910”. Mezzo-soprano Sara Ferede is closely familiar with the orchestra having been a member of Brauschweig opera herself for a few years. Doubtless the soloist and the orchestra, a well matched ensemble will be able to express all deep emotions of Alma Mahler’s eventful life.
Contrary to the first part of the concert, in the second one the orchestra will musically portray the cozy and warm family life of Richard Strauss through his work “Symphonia Domestica” . It will not be the first time for Srba Dinic to conduct on the extraordinary concert stage. Therefore he will lead the orchestra with great confidence through all mood changes in the course of the concert, which will help Staatsorchester Braunschweig to present themselves in their full strength and leave the audience desirous of more concerts in the magnificent building.
31st March 2019 at 10
The large stage of the concert hall Stadthalle will be filled with the full orchestra and the best choirs of Braunschweig. All of them led by Srba Dinic’s baton will gather together to perform the most significant piece of symphonic music – Mahler’s Third Symphony. Mahler believed that the symphony should sound as the world and life do. To present all that through music he composed symphonies of large scope and sumptuous sound colours. He wanted to express all that lives in a human being, from love for natural beauties down to his deepest internal sufferings, from the happiest joy down to devastating despair. He significantly expanded symphonic form and wanted is music to be performed by largest possible number of participants. With this in mind, there will be over 200 musicians on the stage; through six movements of the symphony they will show everything that simmers in a human heart and what carries them throughout the life. It is generally believed that the most beautiful part of thesymphony is the finale, the sixth movement The Love Story. Due to its beauty this movement is often performed as an independent piece. On this occasion, it will come as the crown of the concert and the end of the whole life story. It will be told by Srba Dinic, soloist Isabel Stüber Malagamba and Staatsorchester Braunschweig together with the Saatstheater Chor and Konzertchor choirs.
17th March 2019 at 11am
18th March 2019 at 8pm
Goethe’s Faust, a masterpiece of German literature, was an inspiration to many artists and musicians of Romantic era. When the book found itself in the hands of young Hector Berlioz, he could not let go of it. He read it on the train, in the theatre, at concerts, everywhere. Likewise, as if spellbound, he wrote his dramatic legend The Damnation of Faust in one breath. One can tell that Berlioz defied traditional forms in it and pushed the style boundaries of his time.
Soloists, choir, children’s choir and symphonic orchestra will find their place on the stage of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Srba Dinic, a great connoisseur of opera and symphony, the two genres Berlioz weaves together in his dramatic moratorium, will be standing in front of them all. After its premier in 1877 Berlioz believed the Damnation of Faust to be a bitter creative defeat. However, over a century of full concert halls and musicians worldwide have convinced us to the contrary. This is a complex piece which requires profound knowledge and experience which will be demonstrated by Srba Dinic and ensemble theatre, while the audience will recognize the motives of love and temptation ubiquitous in all eras and style epochs.
21st February 2019 at 8pm
24th February 2019 at 5pm
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
H. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust
When Saint George Strings get together with their chief conductor Srba Dinic, eight seasons can fit into one single concert. The concert due to be held in the banquet hall of the City Assembly with Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla on the programme will symbolically usher the audience into the orthodox New Year celebrated in Serbia on the 13th January. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons reperesents a cycle of four concerts for violin and orchestra, while The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla represents a suite of four pieces in tango style. Soloist will be Josef Ziga, concert master in Braunschweig Opera. This concert is exceptional also by the outstanding quality of the violin the soloist will play. The violin in question is the property of Belgrade Faculty of Music Art; it was made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini towards the end of 18th century. For this occasion, the Faculty will loan the violin from the last great Cremona craftsman’s workshop. For Srba Dinic and Saint George Strings there is no better way to start 2019 but with the violin of noble sound and the programme beloved by the audience.
13th January 2019 at 7pm
Banquet Hall of the Belgrade City Assembly
All those wishing to feel the atmosphere of golden years in Berlin from the beginning of the 20th century will have the opportunity to do so at the concerts on 1st and 2nd January. Staatsorchester Braunschweig and its GMD Srba Dinić will start the new year with Berlin operetta music which flourished in the twenties and thirties of the last century. Melodious and merry music, followed by a mixture of burlesque and musical will remind us of eternal songs “Under the Limes”, “Until Five in the Morning”, “It Must Be Something Magical” and so on. After hard war years composers Eduard Künneke, Walter Kollo, Ralph Benatzky and Franz Lehársu brought joy and hope to Berlin audience which entered their lives through concert halls, theatres and dance halls. It was present and accepted by all social classes because it carried the spirit of new and better life. Srba Dinic and his orchestra will bring this enthusiasm and joy into the New Year and the audience will follow them and enjoy their artistic creations.
1st January 2019 at 8pm, Stadthalle Gifhorn
2nd January 2019 at 7pm, Stadthalle, Braunschweig
Every year at the beginning of December orchestra halls worldwide reverberate with the sounds of well known themes from Waltz of the Snowflake and Waltz of the Flowers… then we know festive days are starting. After the premier of the Bat, Srba Dinic and orchestra of Palacio de Bellas Artes theatre, are renewing the music for the Nutcracker ballet which they have performed for years in the great hall of Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. This year it will be the twelfth year of Nutcracker ballet performance. The audience will see a wonderful festive fairy tale and and the struggle between good and evil as the instigators of fantastic events and motley of children’s emotions. In addition to lavish costumes and imaginative choreography which will fill the large stage, the most impressive will be the melodies known and loved by many. The music of Nutcracker ballet is jaunty and full of mirth, so Srba Dinic and orchestra perform it every time with undiminished joy. Thus they lead the audience into the magic of Christmas season in which this event will remain as one of the most beautiful festive memories.
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
The next opera premiere in Palacio de Bellas Artes theatre will start with the famous Strauss’s Overture from the Bat operetta. Srba Dinic, soloists, choir and theatre orchestra have chosen the operetta to give audience the taste of Viennese atmosphere of bygone Habsburg time when waltz phrases accompanied political meetings, diplomatic talks and nobility gatherings, but also common festivities in the suburbs of Austrian imperial city. In his operetta The Bat Strauss depicted the Viennese society of the time, finding inspiration and roots in Austrian folk music, German Singspiele and classical opere buffe. The plot takes place in the course of a New Year’s Eve and brings merry mood, affairs, identity swops, easy melodies singing about life joy and ‘’you only live once” message. Waltz is the main form in all Strauss’s operettas, fulfilling the expectations of the time and place where he lived. However, Strauss stands out as an unsurpassable creator since he artistically perfected the classical Viennese waltz and raised it to the level of concert orchestra music. Consequently, his music is a must on the repertoire of famed Viennese New Year’s Concert held every year on the 1st January. To the joy of many, the audience in Mexico City will have the opportunity to hear all these famous melodies in December when they will be performed on the stage on Palacio de Bellas Artes by performers and Srba Dinic.
9th December 2018 at 5pm
11th December 2018 at 8pm
13th December 2018 at 8pm
16th December 2018 at 5pm
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Srba Dinic will stage one of his favorite operas in Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro will gather together the chief conductor, choir and opera orchestra. This masterpiece of Mozart’s is unique in that the libretto was written on the basis of Beaumarchais’ play in French. The plot takes place in Spain, libretto was written by Da Ponte in Italian, and the music was composed by a German living in Austro-Hungary. Mozart spoke several languages and he toyed with them with ease. Therefore, the opera speaks all these languages, and above them all is music which units and transforms them. Music has a central place in Mozart’s operas and it is the vehicle of all developments on the stage. Bearing this in mind, Srba Dinic, soloists, choir and orchestra will have the most difficult and the most beautiful job to present the audience the opera which speaks a universal language and which has enjoyed a huge success ever since its premier in 1786 when Mozart conducted it himself.
15th November 2018 at 8pm
18th November 2018 at 5pm
20th November 2018 at 8pm
25th November 2018 at 5pm
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City