“Theatre at the Philharmonic”
“Theatre at the Philharmonic” a series of theatre concerts where letters written by famous composers are read, begins tomorrow at the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall.
The first in the series is dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose letters will be read by actress Tamara Krcunovic and actor Vladimir Aleksic, and some of the famous composer’s selected pieces will be performed by the musicians of the Belgrade Philharmonic.
The theatre concert dedicated to Mozart, his works and the spirit of the times when they were created, was directed by Vlatko Ilić.
Inspired by Mozart’s music, his letters to his father, sister, wife, friends and those who might have been of help to him, the actors will present on the stage sights dedicated to Mozart, Mozart who is constantly struggling for the conditions in which he could live and create his music according to his own beliefs.
The Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet, together with their fellow-musicians gathered into a chamber ensemble, will perform pieces composed at the time of writing the selected letters, and having the same atmosphere, reflecting in style different periods of Mozart’s creativity.
“Dealing with Mozart, as well as other prominent personalities from the world history, never means just working on the authentic material – in this case his compositions and letters – but also on how we understand and present him. That is why he is today an example of a child prodigy, just as Forman’s Amadeus, but also an image covering the famous Mozart balls throughout Vienna and Austria, whereas the way we approach the material reveals more ourselves and our time than Mozart himself, if there can be any discussion at all about himself personally”, says Vlatko Ilić.
In parallel with the regular concert season, the chamber scene of the Belgrade Philharmonic goes on as well, connecting in this season through the “Theatre at the Philharmonic”, the theatre and music art and turning it into a unique event.
By using the composers’ correspondence with persons of importance to them, on the one hand, and their creativity on the other hand, a singular and intimate new genre is formed – a theatre concert, a new work of art performed through music and words.
The next “reading” is scheduled for 1st December, with Tchaikovsky’s correspondence and music in the focus.