CLOSING CONCERT: Stolen? Just our hearts.
Thursday, 11. September 2014
Union Hall at 19.30

Giovanni Sollima – program author and solo violoncello
Bojan Sudjić
- conductor

Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3 (1932)

Luigi Boccherini: Violoncello Concerto in G Major, G.480 (1770)
Giovanni Sollima: Folktales for violoncello and orchestra (2009)

Stolen? Just our hearts.

'What I love about the cello is that you become part of the sound. The cello is the most connected instrument to the body. Part of the sound comes back at you and you feel it in the stomach; it is a very physical sensation,” Giovanni Sollima said in a recent interview for Sydney Morning Herald. Anybody who has ever been to his concert and witnessed his out-of-this-world playing surely agrees that the audience can feel it as well. The virtuoso with a rock star status, who constantly pushes the boundaries of his repertoire and his instrument way beyond what any “normal“ cellists would consider impossible, returns to Maribor to present the festival with a no doubt passionate, mesmerizing and unforgettable closing act. No big words about the programme needed.The only thing we do need to add is warning for the newcomers to Sollima's concerts: prepare to have your heart stolen.