Les Percusions de Strasbourg thrilled the audience yesterday night at the Zagreb Youth Theatre
Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Zagreb Youth Theatre
The ensemble, in its own way, tells the story of modernity, flirts with various composing styles of the 20th century, and once again draws attention to the great possibilities of these instruments. The real elixir of life granting you relaxation on a Friday afternoon. Correction: a concert for children, youth and adults!
What's on today?
For the end of the workweek, two stilistically different concerts!
"The composition is conceived as one's own diary of dreams..." (Ivan Josip Skender) – "... I could even say that I felt a bit like a kid in a candy store ..." (Sanda Majurec) – these are the thoughts of some of the composers whose works will be performed tonight by the Zagreb Philharmonic, and we hope that this will arouse your interest and encourage you to come to the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall. The concert featuring four premieres / commissions of the Music Biennale Zagreb will be conducted by maestro Dian Tchobanov. Apart from the pieces by the mentioned Croatian composers of the younger generation, there will also be a first performance of a piece by Davorin Kempf, who was the resident composer of the Zagreb Philharmonic during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons. His composition Surfaces and Colors (written at the commission of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014) was inspired by Piet Mondrian's art. Another first performance will also “come to light" – The World of Yesterday and Tomorrow by the Dutch composer Steven Prengel, who won the 2nd prize at the MBZ 5-Minute Opera Competition in 2015. Of the four first performances, the Greek composer Lina Tonia and her composition Squall is the one unknown to the Zagreb audience. Admission to the concert is free if you pick up your ticket at the Zagreb Philharmonic ticket office at at Lisinski Concert Hall.
The end of the workweek will be spent at the well-known, lovely Biennale venue – the &TD Theater – with the Belgian ensemble Ictus. One of the undoubtedly most attractive programs of this year's MBZ entitled Sound & Vision examines the intersection of music and visual performance. A total of 11 pieces make this a true "mini festival," and includes the piece Distorted Points by the Croatian composer Davor Branimir Vincze, commissioned by the MBZ for this occasion. This concert format encourages various listening modes – from "careful" to "permeated" and vice versa. The concert is long and the bar is open! As an ensemble highly aware of the needs of young people, the aim of their program Sound & Vision is to share the issues of an entire generation of young people for whom music is something between the visual and the auditory.