G. VERDI, REQUIEM

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When soloists, chorus and Braunschweig theatre orchestra come together this is a sign that new opera premiere preparations are underway. This time they will join forces on Verdi’s most sublime orchestra piece. In his Requiem Verdi succeeded to compose a Roman Catholic mass at an unusually high artistic level. Since its premier in 1874 to date, it has been esteemed as a real pearl in the orchestra literature. With Srba Dinic, a great connoisseur of Verdi’s opus, Braunschweig theatre ensemble has become used to the style and manner of the music performance. Through this artistic event the Wolfsburg audience will be able to experience varied emotions depicting death and resurrection as two abiding motifs in spiritual art.

14th June 2018 at 20h
Scharoun Theater, Wolfsburg


SYMPHONIC CONCERT

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To finish the series of its symphonic concerts Braunschweig Staatsorchester chose the famous symphony which moved composing bounderies in 1824. Bethoven’s Symphony No 9 is known as a monumental piece at the very pinnace of his opus. The audience will be impatiently waiting to hear the fourth movement of the sypmphony in which Bethoven introduced vocal soloist quartet and mixed chorus to round up the piece with Schiller’s verses. When listening to it we all understand why Ode to Joy accompanies all important events and ceremonies. In addition to Bethoven, the orchester will also perform Shadow of Sound, by Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino who is noted for his creation of peaceful atmosphere in which the audience can feel and hear the subtlest sounds coming from the orchestra. For Srba Dinic and well versed Braunschweig theatre ensemble this will be a pleasurable task. The Braunschweig Stadthalle is a hall with beautiful acoustics of both the softest and the most energetic sounds performed by the orchester, and with Srba Dinic’s baton they will convey the music’s most varied emotions.

10th June 2018 at 11h
11th June 2018 at 20h
Stadthalle Braunschweig


Classical Music in the Park

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The Braunschweig audiences look forward to June every year when Staatsorchester organizes a grand concert in the park. This is the day when families and friends get together to enjoy classical music in the beautiful natural surroundings. This is also the day when BraunschweigStaatsorchester announces the new season, promotes classical music and interacts with the audience. The last year’s concert was a special one at which SrbaDinic introduced himself as the new GMD and broke the visitor record. This year’s program will include Prokofiev, Brahms, Gershwin, Ravel, Strauss and others. Their works together under the title The Dance of lion will make this an unforgettable and inspiring day to all present, both the orchestra and the audience, eager for the beginning of the new concert season.
3rd June 2018 at 15h
Braunschweig City Park


CARL ORFF, CARMINA BURANA

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Songs of happiness, wine, love and suffering will fill the Palacio de Bellas Artes with the famous concert cantata Carmina Burana on the repertoire. In 1934 Karl Orf found the book Carmina Burana published in 1847. It is an illuminated manuscript, a collection of over 1000 songs in Latin, German and medieval French. He selected 24 of them and shaped them in his music which radiates with simplicity and beauty. Orf put a ballet, symphonic orchestra, a large number of percussions, two pianos, two four-voice mixed choruses, children’s chorus and soloists. It is extremely difficult to synchronise such a large number of people in the composition which lasts for more than an hour. For such work Srba Dinic has special inspiration – to present the famous 20th century German composer to Mexican audience and to convey pure emotions for which this piece has been recognized and loved by generations of music lovers all over the world.

13th May 2018 at 17h
15th May 2018 at 20h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City


G. VERDI-REQUIEM

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The Mexico University Choir is celebrating its 10th anniversary and for this occasion it is preparing a grand performance of Verdi’s Requiem, one of the most popular compositions in vocal-instrumental literature. Since this is its first anniversary celebration the University Choir is devoting special attention to it – it will be joined by Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by the baton in the hand of Srba Dinic. Although Verdi dedicated the Requiem to his friend, Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni, it is immersed in vicissitudes of life and yearning towards sublime life even after death. The emotions of happiness and sorrow present in the participants and deep knowledge of Verdi’s opus that the conductor possesses herald the ceremony which the choir deserves.

1th May2018 at 20h
Nezahualcoyotl Hall, Mexico City


RUSALKA, Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Having found inspiration in Slav mythology, Dvorak created Rusalka, one of his most beautiful operas. With the help of his colleague and loyal friend, Jaroslav Kvapil one of the most poetical librettos in opera literature was written. For the audience in Mexico it will be a true fairy tale about water creatures, the magic of dark depths, damnation and a siren who is ready to lay her own life on the altar of love. In his majestic opera Dvorak conjured up a number of melodious and dramatic moments, passionate love songs and vivid orchestration. Luckily, the opera ensemble is led by Srba Dinic, a conductor with Slav blood, so the audience will be able to feel real and sincere emotions of this distant culture and mythology.

26.4.2018. premiere
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6. 5. 2018.
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City


Gala Concert, Javier Camarena

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Music is the art which builds bridges among people, cultures and centuries. It has built one between the two artists from opposite sides of the world. Javier Camarena and SrbaDinic are together again after a series of successful concerts and operas. This time they will perform a Gala Concert to commemorate the victims of the earthquake which hit Mexico in September 2017. The program will be devoted to Rossini’s music. Although 150 years have passed since the death of the famous Italian composer, his works still live on the opera stagesworldwide. With the support of the Palacio de BellasArtes choir and orchestra the arias from The Barber of Seville, The Italian Girl in Algiers, The Thieving Magpie and many other operas will be performed. It will be a festive event for the lovers of Rossini opus, as well as for Dinic and Camarena, whose cooperation is always rewarded with ovations.
12.4.2018. at 20h
15.4.2018. at17h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City


SYMPHONIC CONCERT, STAATSORCHESTER BRAUNSCHWEIG

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Staatsorchester Braunschweig repertoire will feature Mazepa, Tchaikovsky’s famous opera. This time the orchestra will perform the most beautiful parts of Mazepa in the form of a symphonic concert. Although the opera is converted into a symphonic piece, bearing in mind both the GMD’s and Srba Dinic’s opera experience, it will surely keep the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s oeuvre and the story of beautiful and tragic love that only Pushkin can tell.
In the second part of the concert, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 15 in A-major will be performed. In addition to demonstrating Shostakovich’s creative maturity in the play of contrasts, the symphony also contains Rosini’s and Vagner’s themes which he skillfully used wishing to describe the course of a man’s life with its inevitable ups and downs. Srba Dinic and Staatorchester Braunschweig will perform this program on two consecutive days in Stadthalle.

18th March 2018 at 11h
19th March 2018 at 20h
Stadthalle Braunschweig


ELEKTRA

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In Braunschweig theatre opera premiers come thick and fast. As one of the most complex in opera repertoire Strauss’s Elektra has always been a challenge both for an orchestra and singers. Through commonly present atonality and interwoven sections, Strauss depicted family relations burdened with hatred and pain. He masterfully drew the abysses of human soul and desire for revenge from Sophocles’ drama and put them in the foreground. Maida Hundeling’s soprano has already won the reputation of a soloist who can breathe life to dramatic moments on the stage, and with Srba Dinic’s leadership and the support of the whole ensemble this will doubtless be an opera event worthy of our attention.

16th March 2018 at 19:30
Staatstheatar Braunschweig


SYMPHONIC CONCERT, BEETHOVEN CYCLE

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Within the cycle of symphonic music concerts GMD Srba Dinic and Staatsorchestar Braunschweig are preparing to perform one of Beethoven’s best known piano concert, Concert No 3in C-minor Op 37. Through his interpretation, the German pianist Bernd Glemser will show why this concert is seen as a turning point in Beethoven’s opus and how the composer shifted his focus from virtuosity, in the forefront until then, to his personal feelings and changeability of character.
In the concert’s second part Istanbul Symphony by the Turkish composer Fazil Say will be performed. Even before 2008 when Say was pronounced the Ambassador of Intercultural Dialogue by the EU, he had been in the centre of attention in musical press. Srba Dinic and Staatsorchestar Braunschweig will endeavor to recreate the beauty of the Bosphorous city, through eastern musical ornaments and with the help of old instruments uncharacteristic of a symphonic orchestra.

25th February 2018 at 11h
Stadthalle Braunschweig