Last night, in the extraordinary ambiance of the Church of St. Sophia, the music program of “Ohrid Summer” continued with a concert by the Niš Symphony Orchestra from Serbia, conducted by Maestro Zoran Stanisavljević.
The audience had a wonderful evening with the modern repertoire performed by the artists of this ensemble, which has been in existence for 70 years. The numerous applause and extended standing ovations were a confirmation of the orchestra’s exceptional performance.
– We also enjoyed the concert from start to finish, along with the audience. It felt like the concert passed by in an instant, even though it wasn’t short. We are happy and satisfied to be participants in “Ohrid Summer” because it is a renowned European festival, which means a lot to me personally and to the other musicians in the orchestra. We performed works by Shostakovich, Britten, Barber, Mozart, and Šuplevski. After the enthusiastic applause, the encore we played was a piece by my very good friend who is no longer with us, Srđan Jaćimović. It was the composition “White Tango” from the film “White Suit,” said conductor Stanisavljević.
Maestro Zoran Stanisavljević has been engaged as a guest conductor of the Niš Symphony Orchestra since 2012. He also works as a regular professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš.
The Niš Symphony Orchestra has been the recipient of significant awards and recognition, including the Golden Plaque of the Cultural and Educational Community of Serbia, the Liberation of the City of Niš Award, the Golden Badge of the Yugoslav Choral Celebrations in 1970, and the highest recognition of the City of Niš, the “January 11 Award.” In February of this year, the orchestra was honored with a decree by the President of the Republic of Serbia, receiving the “Order of the Serbian Cross” of the third degree.