GREG HOPKINS IN SKOPJE
Renowned U.S. trumpeter and composer Greg Hopkins comes to Skopje again. He will perform alongside the Macedonian Philharmonic and the trio of guitarist Toni Kitanovski in the Army Hall on Thursday evening.
The concert is the third of cycle “Jazz-Symphonic Concerts”, which the Macedonian Philharmonic launched by the end of 2007. The series has already included the concerts of pipe player Teodosij Spasov, and acoustic band “Project Zlust”.
Under the baton of Dorian Wilson from USA, five compositions will be performed. These are “Oblivion” by Astor Piazzola, “Round Midnight” by Telonius Monk, “Alaska Ritual” and “Symphonic Spiral” by Greg Hopkins, and “Island Katihank” by Toni Kitanovski. Concert’s special guest is singer Eva Lemisievitz, who is Hopkins’ wife.
Hopkins and Kitanovski have cooperated since 1991. Their joint interests, arranging and composing aspirations, coming from their specific relation towards the trumpet, result in interesting collaborations that are presented at a number of stages throughout Europe.