Pero Šiša, famous Dubrovnik’s composer, has been commissioned to compose a new piece specially for China National New Year Tour. His latest work called Midnight Song is scored for symphony orchestra and will be performed by respected South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Jihočeská filharmonie), the only professional philharmonic in South Bohemia.

The tour will be led by important Czech conductor Vojtěch Spurný, one of the most all-around Czech musicians of his generation, chief conductor of eminent Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor of the Czech Chamber Philharmonic who also pays attention to pedagogic works as professor at the Prague Academy of Music Arts. Large China Tour will include 9 concerts between December 27, 2016 and January 8, 2017 at most important Chinese venues in the North of the country. Stay tuned for detailed schedule.

Midnight Song is inspired by beautiful poetry:

  – At night all sleeps, and birds and flowers and a man and longing and happiness and sadness…
    but in some soul even then among stars’ game, music is born, which with fervor of magical thoughts sings to all sleepers, awakes them from a dream, with moon’s veil, the truth of love, reflection of notes, over the blue sea of desires… –

Here’s the Croatian original:

    – U noći sve spava, i ptice i cvijeće i čovjek i žudnja i sreća i tuga…
    ali u nekoj duši i tada među igrom zvijezda, rađa se glazba, te zanosom čarobnih misli pjeva za usnule, budi ih iz sna, velom mjeseca, istinom ljubavi, odsjajem nota, nad modrim morem želja… –

Check Pero Šiša’s official page for more info!

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