26 may 2023 High Artistic Level At The Symphony Concert On Friday

If the approaches to Perfection would have an expression - in sound, harmony and stage charisma, then a SYMPHONIC CONCERT in the hall of the Burgas State Opera could claim this status and aesthetic category.
And the audience - intelligent and with a taste for classical music art - caught these vibes and was quiet - during the performances, and burst - into well-deserved unceasing applause, at the end of the first performance and at the finale of the concert, which lasted an hour and a half.
The soloist - the outstanding young violinist with a worldwide career Kremena Oksenkrug, as well as the doyen maestro Yordan Dafov, were "forced" to bow several times before the enthusiastic attendees of the concert, which embodied the best of musical traditions - the program including famous works of two of the immortal composers, representatives of the Viennese classical school - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The soloist tonight was the remarkable musician Kremena Oxenkrug, who is a concert performer, professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory in Mons /Belgium/ and director of the Symphony Orchestra - Sliven.
The first performance was
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, also known as The Turk. This is the last and most famous concerto written for this instrument by the genius composer and is popular with performers and audiences alike, being a must-have in the repertoire of any prominent violinist. The work was created in 1775 and has the typical musical structure of the era: fast-slow-fast part: Allegro aperto – Adagio – Allegro aperto, Adagio Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto.
Kremena Oxenkrug, charming on stage, dressed in fiery red, proved her undeniable class - through an amazing mastery of the instrument that seemed to be an extension of her essence, through the woven thought and dosed emotion in the musical statement, through the exquisite instrumental line of Mozart's notational grace, through filigree sculpted phrases in which each tone "sparkled" like a separate pearl.
As an elegant dialogue - through the musical expression, was the soloing and the orchestral accompaniment.
The individual "musical sentences" flowed naturally, with Mozartian ease and incomparable finesse.
And the built dynamics - from the gentlest pianissimo to the life-affirming forte - was truly remarkable.
Concertmaster of the orchestra of the Burgas Opera this evening - also at a very high professional level, was Mladen Chavdarov.
The second work, which was performed by the orchestra of the State Opera - Burgas, under the precise "iron" baton of maestro Yordan Dafov, who during the rehearsal period worked out in detail every component of the scores, is also a landmark in world music culture: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, opus 55, known as "Eroica", by another great representative of the Viennese classical school - Ludwig van Beethoven.
Beethoven's third symphony, called the Eroica, is recognized by musicologists as Beethoven's first masterpiece. The original dedication of the symphony was to Bonaparte. In 1806, the symphony received the title "Great Heroic Symphony in Memory of a Great Man", who was no longer Napoleon, but the imaginary hero embodying the composer's ideas.
Tonight, the audience completely merged with the elevated, heroic mood of "Eroica", whose duration of an hour did not let the audience slide down the inclined plane of boredom for a moment. On the contrary - every musical-aesthetic message was skillfully conveyed and fully accepted - through the refined receptors of those gifted with the sense of understanding and assimilating the codes of classical music...
Bravi - for the conductor, soloist, concertmaster, leaders of the orchestra groups, for all the musicians who created the festive evening at a high artistic level in the Opera hall!
On stage, during the entire concert, a beautiful addition was the colorful greeting on behalf of the mayor of Burgas Municipality - Mr. Dimitar Nikolov.

Photos: State Opera - Burgas