U. Krek, Simfonietta
I. Stravinski, Violin Concerto
J. Strauss ml., Rosen aus dem Süden
R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, suite
The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra opens the new season of Kromatika with a “classic” of the Slovenian symphonic repertoire, Simfonietta by Uroš Krek, one of the most indispensable figures of Slovenian music in the second half of the last century. Krek was active as a composer, an editor at Radio Ljubljana, a lecturer at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a honorary member of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Composed in 1951, Simfonietta earned the composer one of the three Prešeren Prizes he was awarded during his career.
We also enter the new season with the superb Bulgarian conductor Rossen Milanov (1965), with whom you will be familiar from our past seasons. This year, we have strengthened our collaboration with him due to the departure of our longstanding chief conductor En Shao. For Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, our orchestra under the baton of Milanov will be joined by American violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw (1985), who showed his talent at a very young age, first performing when he was just twelve years old. Today, he appears regularly in the USA, the UK and Japan.
The programme continues with one of the most popular masterpieces of the Viennese “King of the Waltz”, and concludes with a picturesque concert suite taken from the opera Der Rosenkavalier by one of the most important late Romantic German composers, Richard Strauss.