“NEW BREATH”CHAMBER ENSEMBLE OF THE PHILHARMONIC OF RNM
“New Breath”Chamber ensemble of the Philharmonic of RNM
Bojan Ilkoski- violin
Ilza Baftiari- viola
A.Schoenberg: “Transfigured night” for string sextet
V. Velkovska-Trajanovska: “Omen” for solo soprano voice, clarinet, violin, violoncello, percussion
A. Webern: Piano quintet
The Philharmonic orchestra of R. of North Macedonia is the longest standing and only symphonic orchestra in the country, thus being a pillar of the Macedonian music scene for nearly eight decades. The orchestra takes pride in its continuous qualitative growth, the broadening of the classical music repertoire while premiering works by contemporary composers and nourishing and supporting the work of the Macedonian authors. In the last decade the orchestra has been significantly rejuvenated with the employment of new, young and talented musicians that has resulted in a fresh new élan and enthusiasm, as well as giving birth to new chamber ensembles and formations that are part of the institution. The idea behind this chamber concert of the ensemble “New breath” is the challenging strive to perform new music and present it on the Macedonian music stage which is supported by the fact that very few chamber orchestras are dedicated to performing contemporary works. Led by conductor Pascal Galois, the “New breath” ensemble has carefully selected pieces by both Macedonian and foreign composers: A. Schoenberg, Valentina Velkovska-Trajanovska and A. Webern.
Most of the works on the programme are rarely performed and some of them will be premiered in RN Macedonia. The concert at the Ohrid Summer Festival is this ensemble premiere in front of the Macedonian audiences.