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The music of Albanian classics with the colors of the flag for celebration and memory

With the giant flag in the background, the scene takes on another dimension. The musical colors together with the patriotic tones have made the public, beyond the musical journey through the notes, also touch the history (Photo: Arben Llapashtica)
 

They are works that write not only the history of music. They also celebrate national history, and their unfolding on Flag Day is a multiple journey. So are the sensations they touch. The string orchestra of the Kosovo Philharmonic, together with the "New Born" ensemble and the Vocal Octet engaged by the Kosovo Opera, have come together to mark the central manifestation of the Flag Day, as well as the 111th anniversary of Albania's Independence with a "Concert with Albanian classics"

When the program includes some of those who are considered the pearls of Albanian music, it is known that the audience will not be absent. The festive atmosphere is felt even before the concert starts. The chairs of the Atelier Palace of Youth and Sports in Pristina are few in the face of the great enthusiasm to follow the program. The string orchestra of the Kosovo Philharmonic, together with the "New Born" ensemble and the Vocal Octet engaged by the Kosovo Opera, have come together to mark the central manifestation of Flag Day, as well as the 111th anniversary of Albania's Independence. Difficulties in interpretation are also "hidden" in manifestations like these. The Octet's lack of rehearsals is not noticeable when the Orchestra and the soloist Zana Abazi-Ramadani are playing.

Tuesday evening entitled "Concert with Albanian classics" started with the work of Rauf Dhomi, "Te falemi o dhe" which comes as a celebration, but at the same time a kind of tribute to those who have sacrificed for the freedom and independence of Albanians. With the giant flag in the background, the scene takes on another dimension. The musical colors together with the patriotic tones have made the public, beyond the musical journey through notes, also touch history.