On Saturday, September 17th, at 8 PM, in the central hall of the Mercator centar in Novi Sad, the visitors can expect an extraordinary musical spectacle – Symphony orchestra Novi Sad 2021, created in honor of the finals of Novi Sad candidacy for European Capital of Culture, will perform the most famous music from the film classics. Fifty-six musicians of all ages gathered for this occasion, under the baton of Mikica Jevtic, conductor of the Serbian National Theatre, while the repertoire will contain of famous musical themes from domestic and international cinematography, such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Otpisani, The Mambo Kings, Schindler’s List, The Godfather and many others.
Members of the ensemble Novi Sad 2021 are artists of different generations, from our famous orchestraa such as Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of the Serbian National Theatre, Chamber Orchestra Camerata Academica and others, and along these brilliant artists, a perfect atmosphere will give vocal soloists Jelena Končar, Milena Srdić and Saša Štulić.
The performance of the orchestra Novi Sad 2021 will represent the highlight of the great celebration of nine years of Mercator centar in Novi Sad, where the nine concept art will be presented, and in this way the company Mercator-S supported the candidacy of Novi Sad for the European Capital of Culture 2021.
Last week, the final application of Novi Sad candidacy for European Capital of Culture was sent to Brussels, while the Panel of independent experts in the field of culture appointed by the European Commission will declare the winner on October 13th. Recently, the City Assembly adopted the Cultural Development Strategy of the city of Novi Sad, developed with the participation of all interested citizens.
European Capital of Culture was established in order to highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures, strengthen cultural ties among Europeans, connect people from different European countries, meet other cultures, promote mutual understanding and strengthen the sense of Europeanness. Novi Sad 2021, as a platform for the development of creative potentials of Novi Sad, aims to motivate and inspire workers in culture, but also all citizens to reconsider the current value and to set new goals towards democratic cultural development of the city. The contemporary identity of Novi Sad, revitalization of cultural heritage, reconstruction of old and opening of new spaces for culture, development of international and inter-sectoral cooperation, fostering intercultural dialogue, decentralization of culture, developing cultural participation of citizens, are just some of the principles of cultural development to which the project Novi Sad 2021 stands for. More at: https://novisad2021.rs/.