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Slovak Philharmonic Under Rahbari’s Baton

Reduta in Bratislava is seat of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Reduta in Bratislava is seat of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.

Iranian composer and conductor Ali (Alexander) Rahbari is to appear at a two-day program at Bratislava Reduta Building in the capital of Slovakia.

On May 4-5, in collaboration with Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Rahbari, 69, will conduct a repertoire including pieces of ‘The Planets’ composed by British composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ‘Scottish Fantasy’ by German composer and conductor Max Bruch (1838-1920) and ‘Musica Notturna’ by Slovak composer Ivan Hrushovsky (1927-2001).

Bratislava Reduta is the seat of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. The baroque era building will host the concert at its D Three Centuries of Music Concert Hall under Rahbari, according to, a news website specializing in music.

On each of the two scheduled evenings, the concert will start at 7 pm, featuring Czech Ivan Zhenaty, 55, the resident violin soloist of Prague Symphony Orchestra and Jozef Chabron, 34, who has been the choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir since 2015.

‘The Planets’ is perhaps Holst’s best known orchestral suite composed during  1914-1916. Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ is still widely played. It is written for solo string instrument with orchestra. Zhenaty is to perform the solo string. With his exceptional wealth of repertoire including over 50 violin concertos, he is a favored guest artist with many international orchestras.

The most recent piece of the repertoire is Hrushovsky’s ‘Musica Notturna,’ a composition firmly rooted in eastern European musical tradition.



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