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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

Nayden Todorov, principal conductor
Derek Gleeson, principal guest conductor

Founded in 1892 as Guards Symphony Orchestra, in 1938 after fusion with the Academic Symphony Orchestra transformed into Royal Military Symphony Orchestra, after 1945 the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra became the national orchestra of Bulgaria and has long established itself as one of the leading cultural institutions, representative of the overall contemporary musical culture of the country.

The repertoire of the Sofia Philharmonic comprises works from the entire historically available range of music, from classical to contemporary opuses, including premiere performances of numerous works by Bulgarian composers. The orchestra has garnered substantial recognition all over the world. It has guest-performed with great success in the major musical centers across Europe (Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, France, Croatia, Switzerland), Asia (China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan), and North America, and has received frenetic acclaim even from the most demanding of audiences. The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra was awarded many prestigious accolades, including Musician of the Year, Golden Lyre, Golden Stave, Golden Quill, Crystal Lyre, the Honorary Sign of Sofia, and the Honorary Sign of the President of Bulgaria. From 2017, general director of the Sofia Philharmonic is maestro Nayden Todorov.

Program
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni K 527
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64
Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C Major, K 551 (The Jupiter)

Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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