No Borders Orchestra

2022

 

New Energy
Balkan Season 2022

NBO will tour a unique performance of Beethoven’s great tribute to the natural world, his Pastoral Symphony and newly commissioned piece by Croatian composer Ivan Božičević containing an explicitly ecological theme, addressing one of the most burning issues of our time: ecology.

Program:
Ivan Bozicevic: Rethink! *
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major Op. 68

 

* commissioned by NBO

 

 

2021

 

No Return to Normality Tour
Balkan Season 2021

NBO is itself a testament to the need for, and possibility of, music overcoming national and communal differences for the sake of common good. No challenge demands that same spirit more than the world after corona pandemic.

With this tour NBO joins high-profile creatives and scientists in an open letter urging politicians to avoid post-lockdown “return to normal”: “Pollution, climate change and the destruction of our remaining natural zones, has brought the world to a breaking point. For these reasons, along with increasing social inequalities, we believe it is unthinkable to ‘go back to normal’. We need transformation, a profound overhaul of our goals, values, and economies. We must act now.”

Program:
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Max Richter: Vivaldi recomposed (Stanko Madic, solo violin)
Ivan Bozicevic: Rethink! – trailer * 
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

 

* commissioned by NBO

 

 

2020

 

Due to the corona pandemic, the Balkan Season 2020 Tour, with planned concerts in RIJEKA, ZAGREB, SARAJEVO, PODGORICA, PRISTINA, SKOPJE and NOVI SAD, is postponed until next year.

Program:
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Max Richter: Vivaldi recomposed (Stanko Madic, solo violin)
Ivan Bozicevic: Rethink! – trailer
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

 

 

2019

 

B Matinee
Balkan Season 2019

28 July, TIVAT, Kotorart Festival

30 July, PRIZREN, Lumbardhi Stage

1 August,  SARAJEVO, Cinemas Sloga

19 September, MARIBOR, Maribor Festival

20 September, ZAGREB, Lauba

22 September, BELGRADE, Drugstore, Bitef

24 September, BERLIN, Berghain, Month of Contemporary Music
 
Program:
Draško Adžić: B. matinée *
Drinor Zymberi: Trance *
Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Stanko Madic, solo violin)
Davor Branimir Vincze: darkroom *
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Darija Andovska: FairVent *
Danijel Zontar: Afterparty * (electronica: DJ MKDSL)


* commissioned by NBO

More information about the tour here

 

 

2018

 

I exist – to Rajasthan

Production: Marc Sinan Company
Composer: Marc Sinan
Marc Sinan, Iva Bittova, Raju Bhopa, Dayam Khan, Papamir, NBO and Dresdner Sinfoniker

4 November, BELGRADE, National Theatre

6 November, PECS, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, E78

9, 10 November, BERLIN, TAK theatre, Aufbau-Haus

 

 

 
Balkan Season 2018 annual regional summer tour

17 August, BUDVA, Theatre City

18 August, PRIZREN, Lumbardhi Stage

20 August, SARAJEVO, Army Hall,

22 August, BELGRADE, Centre for Cultural Decontamination
 
Program:
Pjotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky: Serenade
Aleksandra Vrebalov: Pannonia Boundless
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for violin and viola in C minor (soloists: Stanko Madić, violin & Saša Mirković, viola)
Arnold Schoenberg: Transfigured night

 

More information about the tour here

 

 

2017

 

I exist – to Rajasthan

Production: Marc Sinan Company 
Composer: Marc Sinan
Marc Sinan, Iva Bittova, Raju Bhopa, Dayam Khan, Papamir, NBO and Dresdner Sinfoniker

31 March, DRESDEN, Festspielhaus Hellerau

2 April, BERLIN, Radialsystem V

3 April, MUNICH, white BOX

 

 

2016

 

Verdi/Cassol: Macbeth

Directed by: Brett Bailey
Production: Third World Bun Fight, Cape Town

11, 12, 13 February, BRUSSELS, KVS

17, 18, February, POITIERS, Theatre et auditorium de Poitiers

23 February, LJUBLJANA, Cankarjev Dom

28, 29 May, MACAO, China, Macao Arts Festival, Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre

24 June, NAPLES, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Auditorium RAI Domenico Scarlatti

28, 29 June, MARSEILLES, Festival de Marseilles/Festival d`Aix-en-Provence, Les Espaces culturels du Silo d`Arenc

22, 23 July, ATHENS, Epidaurus Festival

4, 5 October, QUIMPER, Le Theatre de Cornouaille

 

 

Aghet – The Great Catastrophe

Production: Dresdner Sinfoniker

No Borders Orchestra together with musicians from Dresdner Sinfoniker, Dresdner Kammerchor, AuditivVokal and musicians from Turkey and Armenia.
 
Program:
Zeynep Gedizlioglu: Notes from the Silent One
Vache Sharafyan: Surgite Gloriae
Helmut Oehring: Massaker, hört ihr MASSAKER!
 
29, 30 April, DRESDEN, Hellerau, Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

5 November, BELGRADE, Yugoslav Drama Theatre

 

 

2015

 

Verdi/Cassol: Macbeth
Directed by: Brett Bailey
Production: Third World Bun Fight, Cape Town

10, 11 September, GWANGJU, South Korea, Opening Festival of the Asian Culture Complex Arts Theater

15, 16, 18, 19 September, BRISBANE, Australia, Brisbane Festival

24, 25, 26 September, HAMBURG, Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik
 

 


Aghet – The Great Catastrophe
Production: Dresdner Sinfoniker

No Borders Orchestra together with musicians from Dresdner Sinfoniker, Dresdner Kammerchor, AuditivVokal and musicians from Turkey and Armenia.
 
Program:
Zeynep Gedizlioglu: Notes from the Silent One
Vache Sharafyan: Surgite Gloriae
Helmut Oehring: Massaker, hört ihr MASSAKER!

27, 28 November, BERLIN, Radial System

 

 

2014

 

Verdi/Cassol: Macbeth
Directed by: Brett Bailey
Production: Third World Bun Fight, Cape Town

13, 15, 16 May, BRUSSELS, Kunstenfestivaldesarts at KVS Theatre

19, 20 May, ROTTERDAM, Operadagen

24, 25, 27, 28 May, VIENNA, Wiener Festwochen

11, 12 June, BRAUNSCHWEIG, Festival Theaterformen

16, 17, 19, 20 September, LONDON, Barbican

17, 18 October, GIRONA, Theatre Municipal

22, 23 October, LISBON, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal

30, 31 October, TARBES, Le Parvis

4, 5, 7, 8 November, TOULOUSE, Theatre Garonne

12, 14, 15 November, STRASBOURG, Le Maillon

18, 19, 21, 22 November, PARIS, Festival d’Automne at Noveau Theatre de Montreuil

25, 26 November, PARIS, Festival d’Automne at La Ferme Du Buisson

29 November, DOUAI, L’hippodrome

 

 

2013

 

20 October, BERLIN, Radial System
 
Program:
Isidora Žebeljan: Horses of Saint Mark
Lera Auerbach: Sogno di Stabat Mater
(soloists: Stanko Madic, violin & Sasa Mirkovic, viola)
Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galanta

 


 
10 October, PRISTINA, The Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa
 
Program:
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 7 “Unfinished”
Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galanta

 


 
21 August, LJUBLJANA, Ljubljana Festival

17 August, TREBINJE, Old Town Square

15 August, HERCEG NOVI, Guitar Art Summer Fest

13 August, KOTOR, Kotor Art Festival
 
Program:
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie classique
Isidora Žebeljan: Horses of Saint Mark
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (soloist Miloš Karadaglić, guitar)
Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galanta
 

 


17 March, BELGRADE, in the framework of the annual European Festival Association Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting (CAMM) and the 14th edition of the Guitar Art Festival

16 March, NOVI SAD, Synagogue
 
Program:
Isidora Žebeljan: The Horses of Saint Mark
Albeniz/Leo Brouwer – Iberia (soloist: Edin Karamazov, guitar)
Kodaly – Dances of Galanta

 

 

2012

 

11 October, BELGRADE – inauguration concert at the gala opening of the 44th BEMUS Festival
 
Program:
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie classique
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major Op.73 – “Emperor”
(soloist: Hinrich Alpers, piano)
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta
 

 


9 October, KANJIZA – the first public appearance of No Borders Orchestra
 
Program:
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie classique
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta