The music program of the “Ohrid Summer” festival last night in the church “St. Sophia” brought a concert of the Chamber Orchestra Sofia Soloists from Bulgaria, who performed under the baton of the maestro Georgi Patrikov.
Soloist on the evening was the famous Macedonian flute player Straso Temkov who says that he is performing for the first time with this renowned chamber composition.
– “Ohrid Summer” is our most prestigious festival, pride of the state. It is a special honor for me to see every performance at the festival. This year, I have the honor to perform with one of the most renowned chamber orchestras in the Balkans, and even more so, Sofia soloists. As for the repertoire with which we performed, I can say that it is a summer program with which we wanted to relax the audience from everyday life, says the flute player Temkov.
The audience enjoyed the Ancient Suite of the composer John Router, the Mozart’s String Diotermist, the Benjamin Britt’s Simple Symphony, the Antonin Drvorak Serenade, and the outstanding musicians also captured the Macedonian Kaprico composition by Dragan Suplevski.
The Chamber Orchestra “Sofia Soloists” was founded in 1962 by a group of young musicians, then members of the Sofia Opera House. The first concert took place in March 1962 under the baton of Michael Angelov and immediately won the sympathies of the Sofia audience. The ensemble made numerous touring in the European countries, as well as 10 tours to the US, 13 in Japan, 7 in Korea, but also in China, Australia and South America. They performed in prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall and Barbican in London, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Gaucho’s Salon in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Opera in Sydney, Santori Hall “in Tokyo and” Symphony Hall “in Osaka.