We have the pleasure to announce the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s new concert season 2016/17, titled Nothing but Music – Because Experience is Priceless. The barcode visual refers to the Belgrade Philharmonic’s product that has its added value – experience! It signifies distinctiveness, authenticity and individuality of each of the 25 concerts in the season.

The programmatic course taken in the season 2016/2017 is a balance between the pieces in the standard concert repertoire juxtaposed with contemporary trends. Every individual concert addresses a specific topic and matches the message conveyed by the entire concert series – For Lovers, For Beginners, For Connoisseurs, For Adventurers and For Megalomaniacs.

The series For Lovers tells some of the most beautiful love stories about Romeo and Juliet, Daphnis and Chloe, Cinderella and Carmen. Beginners will sneak into the realm of symphony music to hear capital works of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Shostakovich. After the monumental pieces that dominated the last season, this year’s Megalomaniacs will enjoy works played by extended number of soloists on the stage: four horns, two pianos, brass and woodwind ensembles and a piano trio. The series For Connoisseurs includes true delicacies for experienced concertgoers: the grand symphonies by Bruckner and Mahler, as well as Serbian premiere performances. Finally, the series dedicated to musical adventurers will, as usual, introduce the most innovations – music inspired by historic and contemporary superheroes William Tell and Superman, and the never before played violin concerto by Serbian composer and former Belgrade Philharmonic Concertmaster Petar Stojanović.

The Philharmonic barcode is also indicative of the five completely new products that will enrich Serbian music – five premieres commissioned by the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra from domestic composers, striving to contribute to the development of contemporary Serbian music. Serbian composers of various generations and stylistic genres are writing five compositions on specific topics of the five concert series. Thus, the concert series will be opened by pieces of Aleksandra Vrebalov (For Lovers), Anja Djordjević (For Adventurers), Vuk Kulenović (For Megalomaniacs), Zoran Erić (For Connoisseurs) and Draško Adžić (For Beginners).

Furthermore, we will maintain high quality levels of the visiting artists. Once again, you will be able to enjoy performances of well-known guest conductors, who have already established themselves as both orchestra’s and audience’s favourites: Michail Jurowski, Daniel Raiskin, Fabrice Bollon, Gabriel Feltz, Howard Griffiths, Eiji Oue, Uroš Lajovic and Vladimir Kulenović, as well as a few new names, most notably Zoltán Kocsis and John Axelrod. We will also have the return performance of the controversial pianist Fazil Say, while the international stars also include the cellist Giovanni Sollima. In addition to violin virtuosos of the younger and middle generations Akiko Suwanai, Kolјa Blacher and Itamar Zorman, our audience will hear for the first time one of the world’s best hornists Stefan Dohr, as well as young cellists Andrei Ioniță and Alexander Ramm – winners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2015, but also some of the classical music legends – cellist Natalia Gutman and pianist Stefan Kovačević. Moreover, our orchestra will traditionally play with some of the most remarkable domestic soloists, including mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolić and the piano LP duo, as well as the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra musicians: Mirjana Nešković, Boris Brezovac, Bojan Pešić, Mihailo Samoran, Nikola Ćirić and Sava Djurić.

The lines of our barcode are also taking you to the digital world, where you can find the philharmonic concert season before actually experiencing it. Indeed, the feeling that the music is protecting us for two hours on Friday nights through the astonishing energy of our musicians is definitely a priceless experience.

The entire repertoire is available HERE.

Ticket selling terms:

Ticket sales terms

Subscriptions for the coming season may be purchased at the Belgrade Philharmonic Ticket Office, Studentski trg 11, open weekdays 10 AM – 4 PM, as well as for two hours before concerts . Payment in multiple instalments is possible by cheques and Banca Intesa credit cards. The purchase is also possible via our online ticket sale system.

For further information, please contact the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra:
Ticket Office, tel. +381 11 2630 744, e-mail: karte@bgf.rs