As menioned previously in Total Croatia News the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 145th birthday in style with a busy season. On February 6th, 2016 the orchestra will give its first performance at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. The concert will include the world premiere of a new sinfonietta “Luminosity” by Syrian pianist and composer Malek Jandali.
This concert celebrates the orchestra’s 145th year during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season. Jandali will present music from his latest album “SoHo” featuring The Malek Jandali Trio as part of his world tour “The Voice of the Free Syrian Children”, uniting people in peace and humanity.
Malek Jandali, Piano
The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Krešimir Batinic, Conductor
Malek Jandali Trio ·Malek Jandali, Piano ·Laura Metcalf, Cello ·Abdulrahim Alsiadi, Oud
The orchestra will return to the Lisinski Hall and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb in April to perform in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the recognition of Islam in Croatia.
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall Concert Information can be found on the Carnegie Hall website.
Carnegie Hall is not just any concert hall. It may be one of the most famous ones in the world. Its remarkable architectural design and incredible legacy has made Carnegie Hall a national historic landmark and vital cultural center.
Interestingly, before Andrew Carnegie commissioned him to build one, New York City architect William Burnet Tuthill had never designed a concert hall. Clearly, his lack of experience was no detriment: Not only did Tuthill conceive an elegant building, but his work also—and most notably—gave Carnegie Hall its legendary sound.
The Zagreb Philharmonic concert at Carnegie Hall will be a fitting birthday present for the orchestra and for the New York public.