Diverse Music Events in Cultural Stations Until the End of May


Guitar, opera, contemporary Serbian composers, classical music, jazz and evergreen – in the spirit of the more and more dynamic preparations for the European Capital of Culture title, cultural stations in Novi Sad continue to nurture different art forms. Therefore, the end of May will be marked by diverse music genres.

Concerts, workshops, a competition, an exhibition and a lecture – 15th Vojvodina Guitar Fest

This year’s Vojvodina Guitar Fest will be held from 21 to 24 May and will include concerts, workshops, a competition, an exhibition and a lecture. This year, the festival will be organised within EuroStrings, the first European platform for classical guitar. This platform gathers the most significant guitar festivals in Europe, and is co-financed by Creative Europe.

The concerts will be held in the Egység Cultural Station and will gather musicians from four different countries. Each concert will start at 7 p.m. On Friday 21 May, Rastko Marinković, the last year’s competition laureate, will perform, while the next day, on 22 May, Petar Popović from Serbia and Đani Šehu from Bosnia and Herzegovina will present themselves. On 23 May, artists from Italy and Croatia, Kristina Galieto, an artist of the European platform for classical guitar EuroStrings, and Lovro Peretić, winner of the EuroStrings competition in 2020, will perform.

Online international competition Dr Jovan Jovičić, digital exhibition Istorijat klasične gitare u Vojvodini, as well as master workshops and a lecture, will also be held during the festival.

Opera in the Svilara Cultural Station in Mozart’s honour

The ensemble Opera Pannonica from Osijek and the ArtNet association from Belgrade will perform the W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte opera in the Svilara Cultural Station on 21 May, starting at 7 p.m. Due to the limited number of people, applications via following email: artnet.rs@gmail.com are necessary.

The performance consists of six vocal soloists accompanied by piano. The ensemble first performed this opera in Osijek in 2018, followed by numerous performances in Belgrade, Pécs, Sarajevo, Umag, Grožnjan, Kotor, Skopje, Štip and other places. The joint performance of this demanding but musically brilliant and comic opera proves just how well these two artistic organisations, two cities and young opera artists cooperate.

Contemporary Serbian composers in the Egység Cultural Station

The Muzika za klavirski duo savremenih srpskih kompozitora project will be organised in the Egység Cultural Station on 28 May at 7 p.m. Due to the limited number of people, filling out these application forms are necessary.

The goal of this project is to familiarize people with the works of our composers academicians Svetislav Božić and Vladimir Tošić. While the music of Svetislav Božić is past-oriented and finds its melody in Byzantine chanting, Vladimir Tošić is the famous minimalist composer and his music is exciting and filled with liveliness of various rhythmic movements.

Classical music, jazz and evergreen in the Rumenka Cultural Station

In the Rumenka Cultural Station, Quartet Pneuma will perform the unique combination of pieces of classical music of European and Serbian composers with the additional repertoire consisting of the most famous jazz and evergreen songs of the 20th century. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Due to the limited number of people, applications via email kulturnicentarrumenka@gmail.com or phone number 021 6216297 are necessary. You can apply in the period from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Quartet Pneuma was formed in 2019 and is dedicated to performing contemporary classical music, as well as evergreen, jazz and local traditional music arrangements. Members of the quartet are academically educated musicians that are always changing.

 

Organisers kindly ask all visitors to adhere to all measures in order to maintain health and enjoy cultural events. Visitors are obliged to wear face masks during all events. The maximum number of people indoors is being controlled. In case the epidemiological measures change, the organiser reserves the right to change the programme and format of the event.

 

Photo: V. Veličković