The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra with a 140-year-old tradition of masterly music making in Zagreb and Croatia. Without a doubt, the no. 1 symphony orchestra in the country and one of the most well-known ones in the region. A promoter of musical art throughout Croatia and cultural ambassador of Croatia in the world.A cultural landmark of the city it resides in, a musical institution of glorious past and grand tradition, embodying the urban image of Zagreb as a Central European musical, artistic and cultural center.As early as 1871 the professional orchestral activity started in Zagreb, with the Orchestra receiving the name it bears today in 1920. Ever since it was established, the Orchestra is bringing the best classical music to the Croatian capital, having its history written by first-rate chief conductors Friedrich Zaun, Milan Horvat, Lovro von Matačić, Mladen Bašić, Pavle Dešpalj, Pavel Kogan, Kazushi Ono, Frank Shipway and Vjekoslav Šutej.Numerous renowned soloists performed alongside the Zagreb Philharmonic - Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Aldo Ciccolini, Igor Oistrach, Henryk Szeryng, Emil Giljels, Luciano Pavarotti, Barbara Hendrix, Mischa Maisky, Ivo Pogorelich, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Shlomo Mintz, Ruža Pospiš-Baldani, Dunja Vejzović, Renata Pokupić, Zoltan Kocsis, Philippe Entremont, Denyce Graves, Agnes Baltsa and others. All these names as well as numerous renowned conductors - Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Valeri Gergiev, Leopold Hager, Dennis Russel Davies, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Dmitrij Kitajenko - confirm the great tradition and reputation of the Orchestra.The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra holds its regular concert season in Zagreb, gives numerous successful concerts as well as distinguished guest performances from St Petersburg and Vienna to the Far East and North America. In addition, they are regular guests at leading domestic festivals. Over the decades, the Orchestra has been encouraging Croatian composers by performing, premiering and recording their works.The Orchestra is also proud of its numerous CD releases recorded for renowned Croatian and international labels, which have received many recognitions such as the Croatian music award Porin. In the new millennium, the Orchestra has extended its portfolio to include some interesting crossover and multi-media programs to attract wider audiences, especially younger generations.Under the leadership of the new chief conductor Mo David Dammar and the artistic consultant Mo Dmitry Kitten the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra continues with its successful concert activities.
Jul 14 201818:00
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Quentin Hindley , conductor
closing concertTakashi Yoshimatsu (1953): Cyber Bird Concerto for saxophone and orchestra Op. 59 - Bird in Colors 彩の鳥, Bird in Grief 悲の鳥, Bird in the Wind 風の鳥 - soloists: *Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone, Minako Koyanagi, piano, Takako Yamaguchi, percussionKrzysztof Penderecki (1933): Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - Lento, Vivace, Meno mosso, Vivo, Tempo I, Vivo, Lento (Tempo I) - soloist: Pawel Gusnar, alto saxophonePetar Obradović (1972): Bird Concerto - Vivo con brio, Adagio fantastico, Vivo con fuoco - soloist:Nikola Fabijanić, saxophoneHenri Tomasi (1901-1971): Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - Andante et Allegro, Final-Giration - soloist: *Otis Murphy, alto saxophone* Yamaha performing artist
VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL Grand Hall Trg Stjepana Radića 4