The audience did not hide their enthusiasm and greeted the choir and orchestra with applause, especially at the very end when they performed the composition “Pukni zoro”.
The Public Institution “Theatre City” organized this concert on the occasion of the Statehood Day of Montenegro, and therefore the central part of the programme on the evening of the Day of the Uprising of the Montenegrin People and the Statehood Day was dedicated to an anti-fascist anthem “Bella ciao” followed by trips to exotic destinations – Middle East , Armenia, Brazil and the Caribbean, with the music that is loved and recognized by the whole world, and then by return to our region.
The RTS Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1937, within Radio Belgrade, and from the very beginning it had profiled artistic directions of activity, aimed at affirming and nurturing the national musical heritage, but also capital works of world literature.
This year, the choir of the Radio-Television of Serbia has also registered a significant jubilee – 80 years of existence. Through eight decades of continuous work, it positioned itself as a representative ensemble, which set high standards of artistic activity.
Maestro Bojan Suđić, the most prominent name among conductors in today’s Serbian music, has been the RTS Music Production artistic director and chief conductor of renowned ensembles – the RTS Symphony Orchestra and the RTS Choir for more than a decade. He is a full professor of conducting at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and the chief conductor of this institution’s Symphony Orchestra.
Suđić: I am at home in Budva
When asked if he missed the audience in Budva, Suđić emphasized that he is always at home in Budva.
“I come here every year and somehow I feel at home, and it is a great privilege to have such a relationship with a space that you do not experience primarily as your concert space but as a space of your origin, a space where you belong, so it is a great challenge every time that I have to come in front of this audience, as I have a different relationship with them, in comparison with the audience anywhere else. I have the same feeling in Belgrade, I have to admit, because I have a strong sense of that local patriotism and belonging to my ancestors. ”
He is glad because it seems to him that they managed to make a nice connection with the audience.
“It seems to me that even some of those who doubted that they could stand a classical music concert were attracted by notes that are not so serious, but are known in the world. It is as a way to popularize quality music. We always try to make people open their interest in something else and maybe join us tomorrow with a more serious program. Just Iike when you read a wonderful, fun novel and then you read a serious book. It seems to me that these are opportunities to make new acquaintances and to change the opinion of people who have prejudices towards classical music and who think it is boring. We want them to see that it’s not true and that the art music is the basis of every music, that we have to go back to it because it has a special kind of beauty. And we live in a time when beauty, as it seems to me, is more than necessary. ”
Outdoor concerts, especially this one in front of the walls of the Old Town, are very specific and inspiring, said Suđić.
“I can’t know exactly what the sound was like, we tried to give our maximum. Of course, concerts outside are always very demanding because the acoustics is not like in a concert hall where everything is much easier. At this kind of concert, the musicians don’t hear each other good enough, the sound bounces off, but in general, the atmosphere is very inspiring. You could see that everyone was very happy to play here. Especially when the audience starts to react the way they did, I think we all need that. ”
July 13, www.standard.co.me