Topmost aesthetic experience was prepared for the numerous audiences at Ohrid Summer Festival by the world renowned violin virtuoso Stefan Milenkovikj and chamber orchestra “Camerata Novi Sad” from Serbia yesterday evening at Dolni Saray within the Serbian evening at the Festival.
The Serbian Evening was opened by the Director of NI Ohrid Summer Festival, Natasha Popovikj, MA, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selakovikj.
As the Director Popovikj pointed out, Ohrid Summer Festival is a challenge to be bigger and greater each year, enriched and upgraded, as she said, thanks to the support given by the Ministry of Culture, the sponsors and helpers, but also the Embassies in the Republic of North Macedonia with which help it manages to bring numerous famous renowned artists.
– As a Director, I am proud to be here tonight again, at the most beautiful venue, thanks to the Serbian Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia we have world’s best artists who will contribute the high artistic value we have nourished for years. Ohrid Summer Festival with the concert “Carmina Burana” tonight with the world famous violinist Stefan Milenkovikj and ensemble “Camerata Novi Sad” will offer uniqueness, perfection and magical atmosphere. Hoping that our collaboration will last in the years to come and we will build the rich tradition of Ohrid Summer Festival together, I express my honest and huge gratitude for your support giving us even bigger motive to nourish love towards art, but also make way towards greater cultural development, said the Director of NI Ohrid Summer Festival, Natasha Popovikj, MA.
The Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selakovikj, speaking in the name of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and his Ministry, said that he encountered Ohrid and Ohrid Summer Festival 19 years ago, when he, as a student of law, escaping the scorching temperatures of Belgrade, came to Ohrid and was one of those viewers of the Festival at the venue Dolni Saray.
– Many friendships and best-man relations were born then. I am proud to be back to the love of my youth, Ohrid and Ohrid Summer Festival. This Festival celebrates culture, and culture isn’t culture if language does stand behind it, said Selakovikj, who continued his address in Macedonian Language.
He expressed a special gratitude for the organization of the Serbian Evening by the Ohrid Summer Festival.
– The pleasure is even bigger with the fact that the music art from the Republic of Serbia, which possesses rich and long tradition, tonight will be represented by our renowned violinist Stefan Milenkovikj. Stefan is a world-class artist who doesn’t have to be announced especially, and whose performances worldwide delight music lovers. Besides him, this year from the Republic of Serbia there will be the Ballet Orchestra of the Serbian national Theatre from Novi Sad, the pianist Aleksandar Dzermanovikj and the cellist Irena Josifoska, as well as the National Theatre from Belgrade and the Yugoslavian Drama Theatre with the plays “War and Peace” and “Uncle Vanja”, pointed out the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selakovikj, announcing the today’s opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in Ohrid.
The violinist Stefan Milenkovikj, who is world-known, has been connected to Ohrid since young age, and always, as he says, comes back with pleasure.
Both private and artistic life are full of memories from Ohrid. My first concert in Ohrid was when I was 7 years old and since then, I have been in Ohrid many times, it is part of my personal and artistic history, said the Serbian virtuoso with world fame, Stefan Milenkovikj.The Serbian artists who performed last night at the Serbian Evening of Ohrid Summer Festival, Stefan Milenkovikj and chamber orchestra “Camerata Novi Sad” performed the attractive project “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, directed by Ana Krstajikj. They reminded us on the creative artrism of the father of the American classical music, George Gershwin, playing his “Three Preludes”, and they also played the composition “Summer” by Astor Piazzola, suitable for the summer ambience under the bright night sky above Dolni Saray, as well as “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury and the group “Queen”.