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BPO with Benjamin Schwartz and Cédric Tiberghien

Standing tickets available for the concert on Friday dedicated to Paris On Friday, February 3rd, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will present an attractive repertoire inspired by Paris, together with conductor Benjamin Schwarts, at Kolarac Hall....

Mahler’s most challenging symphony by BPO and Feltz

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of chief conductor Gabriel Feltz, is playing Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 7 on Friday, January 20, at Kolarac Hall from 8 p.m. This 80-minute magnificent piece, also known as “Songs of the Night”,...

The Belgrade Philharmonic is back On the Right Track

The second half of the philharmonic season opens with famous scores from Being John Malkovich and The Shining The Belgrade Philharmonic continues its season On the Right Track with the opening concert in 2023 on Friday, January 13, at Kolarac Concert Hall,...

Standing tickets for both New Year’s concerts

Since the tickets for the New Year’s concerts were sold out in less than two days, due to the huge interest, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is opening standing room for interested audience. The standing tickets will be available for sale only on...

A majestic symphonic evening with Gabriel Feltz

One conductor, two symphonies, over ninety performers. Chief conductor Gabriel Feltz is preparing a magnificent symphonic evening with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, December 16 at Kolarac Hall, from 8 p.m., with Bruckner’s masterpiece...

Rhythm of Flamenco in the Belgrade Philharmonic

On Friday, November 25, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome its devoted audience with an exotic repertoire dedicated to magical Barcelona, ​​together with conductor Daniel Raiskin, (Kolarac Hall, 8 p.m.). Pianist Andrey Gugnin performs as a...

November concerts for babies at the Belgrade Philharmonic

From November 1st to November 4th, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is playing concert for babies, the most popular educational programs, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the BPO’s Hall. Most of the dates are already sold out, and the BPO is planning the...

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra brings out Tokyo vibes

On October 28, Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra are preparing an extravagant repertoire that will take the audience to Tokyo straight from the Kolarac Hall. The star of the BPO Tijana Milosevic will be a soloist in Spring in Japan, a...

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in memory of Tasovac

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to Tasovac by promoting the most exclusive instrument of today.   After one year of the passing of its beloved director, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra continues to follow Ivan Tasovac’s vision....

Summer Ticket Office Hours

Last working day of the ticket office of the Belgrade Philharmonic will be July 15th. Ticket office at Studentski trg 11 will be reopened on August 15th. During the summer break the ticket will be available...

The Monumental Beethoven Marathon

1 conductor, 2 cities, 2 orchestras, 9 symphonies, more than 200 performers „ "The Beethoven Marathon" - one of the biggest cultural events in the world in 2022, is the brainchild of  Gabriel Feltz, joint chief conductor of the Belgrade and Dortmund...

The Grand finale of Beethoven Marathon in Petrovaradin

The Grand finale of Beethoven Marathon in Petrovaradin: Ten-minute Ovations from 7,000 people.   The Beethoven Marathon by the Belgrade and Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestras, with joint Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, had a triumphant finale at an...

START OF TICKET KIT SALES FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS

We invite you to hop aboard and get "on the right track" with the Belgrade Philharmonic through our 2022/23 concert season. Now is a great opportunity for all those who would like to become our new subscribers to make musical journeys to Belgrade, Berlin,...

Monumental Philharmonic Venture – Beethoven Marathon

1 conductor, 2 cities, 2 orchestras, 9 symphonies, more than 200 performers   The "Beethoven Marathon" - one of the biggest cultural events in the world in 2022, is the latest venture launched by the Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel...

Belgrade Philharmonic on the Right Track

"On the Right Track" - is the title of the Belgrade Philharmonic's new 2022-2023 season. The orchestra will be roving around the world through 25 concerts, accompanied by the best international soloists and conductors, with each concert carrying the name of a...

The ticket office working hours

The ticket office of the Belgrade Philharmonic will not be open April 30th - May 5th due to a technical reasons. The online ticket service will also not be available in the period...

Sensational Alice Sara Ott with the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra presents one of the brightest stars of world classical music of the younger generation - the spectacular pianist Alice Sara Ott, at Kolarac Hall on Friday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. Under the baton of conductor Antonio Mendez,...

Standing ovation for historical performance

The audience listening to the Belgrade Philharmonic's concert at Kolarac Hall last night attended one of the most impressive events of the concert season. The orchestra, Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, and pianist Sunwook Kim gave an unforgettable performance...

IN MEMORIAM: Michail Jurowski (1945-2022)

The music world is now left without legendary conductor Michail Jurowski, a member of the famous music dynasty. Jurowski was the son of composer Vladimir Yurovskiy and the grandson of conductor David Blok, and his successors Vladimir and Dmitri are also...

Concert with Cello Superstar Julian Steckel

The Belgrade Philharmonic will be performing with cello superstar Julian Stekel and young conductor Hossein Pishkar at Kolarac Hall on Friday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. The concert program features works by Jean Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise and Symphony No....

Philharmonic Concert Featuring Mahler

The Belgrade Philharmonic is presenting conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky and violinist Marc Bouchkov at a concert at Kolarac Hall on Friday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. The new young lions of music, whose names dominate the European concert scene, will be with the...

An Evening of Brahms with Gabriel Feltz

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are preparing a concert night of Johannes Brahms at Kolarac Hall on Friday, February  11, at 8:00 p.m. In addition to the two symphonic works by this composer, Variations on a Theme by Haydn and the...

Baby Philharmonic in February

It's time for babies! The new cycle of popular baby concerts is reserved for the 17th and 18th of February at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. The Belgrade Philharmonic and the "VooDoo" piano duo, under the baton of conductor Ivan Marković, will turn the Belgrade...

PROGRAM CHANGES IN THE COMING PERIOD

We would like to inform our audience about changes made in the Belgrade Philharmonic's concert program for the next period. Instead of the earlier announced Genghis Khan by D. Radić and Dvořák's Cello Concerto, Former Chief Conductor Uroš Lajovic will...

New Year, New Opportunities

From now on, you can secure your tickets for Belgrade Philharmonic concerts for a whole month in advance. Concert tickets will be available as of the last Monday of the month for the following month at our box-office as well as online. Ticket sales for our...

Surprises at our “Music Bazaar”

Our intensive preparations for the Belgrade Philharmonic's New Year's concerts with conductor Daniel Raiskin at Kolarac Hall on December 24 and 25 have encountered some unexpected twists and turns that have become commonplace all over the world. Our announced...

Sold out: New Year’s Concerts

Our two New Year's concerts on December 24 and 25 have been sold out -- in just one day! Traditionally, the huge buzz created around our most popular and joyous performances, was not lacking this year either, and for the end of 2021, the Belgrade Philharmonic...

Belgrade Philharmonic Goes Tango with Leticia Moreno

The Belgrade Philharmonic is preparing an exotic program at Kolarac Hall on Friday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. with Maestro Daniel Raiskin and featuring our special guest star Leticia Moreno. This charismatic violinist will perform the attractive Four Seasons...

Romance à la Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic will offer its audience a spectacular program inspired by romance in the true French style, at Kolarac Hall on Friday, December 3, at 8:00 p.m.  Conductor Leo McFall, popular cellist Kian Soltani, and the Belgrade Philharmonic will...

Long Voyage à la Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic is preparing an unusual voyage through a program inspired by the sea, under the baton of conductor Howard Griffiths, at Kolarac Hall on Friday, November 26, at 8:00 p.m. Performing for the first time with the Belgrade Philharmonic...

“Fantastic Philharmonic” for Preschool Children

"Fantastic Philharmonic" is a new program for preschool children, which our orchestra performs in the period from November 5 to 10 in two concert terms a day. The Belgrade Philharmonic shows how famous fairytales inspired composers to create famous music,...

Belgrade Philharmonic Serves Italian Menu

Belgrade Philharmonic concert takes us to Italy The Belgrade Philharmonic will be serving an Italian concert menu at Kolarac Hall on Friday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. The concert will be marked by two debuts - conductor Daniel Smith and violinist Sergei...

Carnival for Babies at the Belgrade Philharmonic

Concerts for Babies Again at the Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic is reopening its doors for babies at concerts scheduled for October 25, 26, and 27 from 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For babies up to the age of two the orchestra will play...

Film Music, Jazz, Piano and Cannons

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Maestro Daniel Raiskin will be performing a program of Russian composers at Kolarac Hall on Friday, October 15, at 8:00 p.m. featuring famous pianist Alexei Volodin and Belgrade Philharmonic trumpet superstar Jovan Savić. The...

Artists Worldwide Bid Last Farewell to Ivan Tasovac

Bidding a last sad farewell to Belgrade Philharmonic Director Ivan Tasovac, artists from all over the world have sent letters of condolence to his family and to the Belgrade Philharmonic. They are, among others, his great friend, pianist Alexander Shtarkman,...

IN MEMORIAM – Anton Kolar (1942 – 2021)

Anton Kolar was chief conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic from 1979 to 1981. In our 20 years of cooperation, from the very first performance with our orchestra in 1978 to 1998, Maestro Kolar conducted an impressive 92 concerts, of which nine on tour in...

Auditions for second flute

The Belgrade Philharmonic is announcing auditions for second flute. Auditions will be held on November 17, 2021. at Belgrade Philharmonic, Studentski trg 11. Applications for the competition can be submitted until November 15, 2021. until 2...

New Rules in the Belgrade Philharmonic’s New Season

The Belgrade Philharmonic is ready for our new season 2021/22 under the slogan WE HAVE REALLY MISSED YOU and for our return to Kolarac Hall. Wishing to encourage responsible behavior in accordance with the COVID-19 epidemic, attending concerts will be...

New Philharmonic Season 21/22

"We Have Really Missed You" is the slogan of the Belgrade Philharmonic's new concert season, from September 24, 2021 to June 3, 2022, featuring 25 new programs. Detailed information on the start of sales for old and new subscribers will be made available in...

Mehta Has Arrived!

Zubin Mehta, one of the most famous conductors in the world, has arrived in Belgrade. Director Ivan Tasovac welcomed Maestro Mehta, who is a great friend of the Belgrade Philharmonic, which he will hold conduct at a gala concert at Kolarac Hall on Saturday,...

Belgrade Philharmonic Gets Its Own Ice Cream Flavor

Belgrade Philharmonic ice cream? Yes it's possible! Through our social networks we have invited fans to suggest an ice cream flavor that reminds them of the Belgrade Philharmonic. On June 13, the Belgrade Philharmonic's birthday, ice cream lovers and fans...

Third Time Lucky for the Belgrade Philharmonic Winds

The Magic Flute and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic's wind ensemble is preparing a real concert treat at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4, at 7:00 p.m. featuring classical...

Musical Theater Gala at the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic is preparing a sensational musical theater event and a completely new reading of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, to be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, on Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21, at 7:00 p.m. The "dream team"...

Do You Like Brahms in Combination with Mozart?

The Belgrade Philharmonic presents works of chamber music by Mozart and Brahms  A new concert of chamber music will be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic's Concert Hall on Thursday and Friday, April 22 and 23, at 7:00 p.m. featuring a quartet and a quintet...

New Premiere on the Chamber Scene

The Belgrade Philharmonic is announcing two chamber music concerts to be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, at 7:00 p.m. A five-member chamber music ensemble will perform a premiere of the Quintet for Flute,...

The Philharmonic Plays Serenades

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin will be holding concerts from April 1 to 3 at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, at 7:00 p.m. The program is in the sign of Romanticism and the Orchestra will play serenades by...

Ovations for the Belgrade Philharmonic and Gabriel Feltz

The musicians of the Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz were rewarded with several minutes of enthusiastic cheering and applause after a brilliantly played program at the first in their series of three concert evenings (March 4, BGP...

Program for the League of Champions 

New Concert of the Belgrade Philharmonic: Program for the League of Champions    Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony premieres at the Philharmonic   The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are facing a major challenge in...

The First BPO Festival – critical review Ars Sonora

The first Belgrade Philharmonic Festival ended on February 13;  a 10-day event in which this ensemble, with 10 performances by its members and programs that were performed over several concert evenings, tried to find another way of bridging the gap and...

The First Belgrade Philharmonic Festival

The first Belgrade Philharmonic Festival will be held February 2-13, 2021, and will include as many as 10 performances by various ensembles in the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall (7:00 pm). The orchestra and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be together again and...

New Year’s Musical Fairytale

The Belgrade Philharmonic presents its youngest audience with its "New Year's Musical Fairytale," whose online premiere is scheduled for January 7 at 12:00 noon on its YouTube channel. Joining the Philharmonic will be Director Ivan Tasovac, who, as a pianist,...

NY challenge for all generations

Join the Belgrade Philharmonic NY challenge! Send us video recording of you conducting Philharmonic, using this music https://youtu.be/d0FN3R4gIKE Have fun and win prizes - 3×2 subscriptions for next season and 2x mini concerts right in your area....

First Building To Join “Music Everywhere” Campaign

No. 68b Despot Stefan Boulevard is the first residential building to join the Belgrade Philharmonic's "Music Everywhere" campaign. In the building's entrance you can hear music performed and recorded by the Belgrade Philharmonic at its concerts. The...

Belgrade Philharmonic Closes 52nd BEMUS

The Belgrade Philharmonic and renowned Austrian conductor Hans Graf will be performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the gala closing ceremony of the 52nd Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS) at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m. In line...

Piccolo and Friends

A new surprise on the chamber music stage of the Belgrade Philharmonic is being prepared for Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Piccolo flutist Snježana Pavićević has brought together a diverse ensemble with which she will show all the charms of...

Tijana Milošević Delights Audience

Tijana played and whistled, and the musicians showered her with flowers Tijana Milošević, the Belgrade Philharmonic's first violin, received standing ovations as soloist at three concerts (5, 6, and 7 November 2020) with her orchestra and Chief Conductor...

Evening of Beethoven With Daniel Raiskin

Belgrade Philharmonic Performs Entire Symphony on only 11 Instruments An evening of Beethoven at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, with Conductor Daniel Raiskin and Concertmaster Miroslav Pavlović, to be held on two dates:  Thursday, October 29 and Friday...

Belgrade Philharmonic’s New Surprise Concert

Belgrade Philharmonic's "Music Everywhere" in Sirius Business Complex The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra has staged a surprise performance once again, this time at the Sirius Business Complex in New Belgrade. To the delight of the employees, four...

Bassoon Quartet Concert

New in our series of chamber music concerts will be the performances of the Bassoon Quartet at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23, at 8:00 p.m. Our musicians will present all the brilliance and charm of this instrument in...

An Evening of Serenades

Concert Dedicated to Cellist Nebojša Mrdjenović Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be conducting the Belgrade Philharmonic at three concerts at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, on October 15, 16, and 17, at 8:00 p.m. The first concert is dedicated to our...

Three concerts in three places at the same time

Belgrade Philharmonic thrills again - surprise concerts in Lazarevac, Grocka, and Surčin The Belgrade Philharmonic has delighted passers-by once again with three surprise concerts in three different places at the same time. Strollers in the pedestrian...

Belgrade Philharmonic Wins “Recognition 2020” Award

At the annual awards of the Serbian Association for Public Relations, the Belgrade Philharmonic was awarded the RECOGNITION 2020 award in the category of Digital Communications. The expert jury gave this award for the project "Philharmonic Online Season,"...

Small, But Powerful

Start of Chamber Music Season Never "Louder"  Our season of chamber music starts this Friday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. with a concert for a trombone quartet performed at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall. The ensemble consisting of four of these powerful...

Isidora Žebeljan 1967 – 2020

Today the Belgrade Philharmonic bids a last farewell to Isidora Žebeljan. We lament the prematurely terminated oeuvre of this Serbian composer, whose works are performed regularly by music ensembles around the world. The Belgrade Philharmonic played her...

Nebojša – All About Music

Nebojša Mrdjenović (1976 - 2020) Nebojša was an opponent of form, especially of superfluous words. He was not defined by data or facts, but by his essence - he was all about music. In the most comprehensive sense possible. However, one fact is...

The Belgrade Philharmonic’s Message: Music Everywhere!

Today, the Belgrade Philharmonic organized a surprise concert in Belgrade's Knez Mihajlova Street to mark the beginning of its concert season. After a limited audience listened to Mozart's music during the previous three evenings at the Philharmonic Hall, now...

The Belgrade Philharmonic Is Back in Business!

Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic Are Together Again The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor Gabriel Feltz are together again and are preparing our first concerts in the new season. As for safety measures and keeping distance, the...

In Memory of Božidar Tumpej (1929 – 2020)

The Belgrade Philharmonic is bidding farewell to its former member, bassoonist Božidar Tumpej, who passed away last month at the age of 91. The full and rich artistic path and long career of this prominent musician, born in the Croatian town of Kotoriba...

Adieu Maestra

The one and only, untiring, selfless, gracious, and unrepeatable: Darinka Matić Marović. We remember with great fondness the many performances we shared with this legendary conductor and the wealth of anecdotes that have been passed down from one...

Happy Birthday Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic is 97 years old today and is celebrating its birthday online by broadcasting a short documentary film from our 2014 US tour on our YouTube channel. The Belgrade Philharmonic was founded on 13 June 1923. Its creator, art...

Third Episode of Online Open Rehearsal

The Belgrade Philharmonic continues to spend time with children, familiarizing them with the orchestra online, on our Facebook page, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. After presenting the family of string instruments and a number of woodwind instruments, this...

Mirjana Nešković – End of Lockdown

I have to admit right away - I was not inspired to practice violin every day, record videos from my terrace, or arrange various songs ... none of that appealed to me, especially not taking pictures of my culinary accomplishments. So, what did I do, was there...

Audio Wednesday – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

This Wednesday we are presenting an audio recording from January 2015 of Antonín Dvořák's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor performed by the Belgrade Philharmonic under the baton of Fabrice Bollon and featuring cellist Nemanja...

Frankenstein On YouTube This Friday

As part of our online season, on YouTube this Friday, the Belgrade Philharmonic brings you the iconic composition Frankenstein!! by HK Gruber, whose Serbian premiere was a part of our Pandemonium series. On May 8 at 8:00 p.m. our audience will be able to see...

Audio Wednesday – Beethoven, Egmont

In Beethoven's Egmont, a set of incidental music pieces written for the play of the same name by Goethe, Slobodan Beštić narrates the dramatic story of the life and heroism of the 16th century nobleman Lamoral, Count of Egmont. Together with soprano...

Combination of Music and Drama

As part of its weekly online program, the Belgrade Philharmonic is paying special attention this week to the fusion of music and drama. Our listeners will have the opportunity to hear the various projects that the orchestra has performed together with actors...

Gabriel Feltz – Musician In Lockdown

Aid to a Serbian Family On this occasion I would like to send a report from Dortmund, at a time when the whole world is in a state of emergency due to the Corona virus. The concerts I was supposed to conduct were suddenly all canceled! Over the last 20...

Audio Wednesday – Beethoven, Strauss

Audio Wednesday will relive one of the Belgrade Philharmonic's best and most critically acclaimed performances. This concert, performed by the Belgrade Philharmonic and Maestro Feltz at Kolarac Hall on October 25, 2019, was characterized by the world's...

Milana Zarić – Musician In Lockdown

Two days before the state of emergency I managed to return home from my trip overseas, after events that had already left an indelible mark on my family and me. As if the major emotional trauma were not enough, all I needed was this crazy virus. So, from an...

Focus On Local Star Performers

As part of our program this week, we will feature concerts by the Belgrade Philharmonic with local star performers such as saxophonist Milan Savić in a piece composed by Ivan Brkljačić and soprano Branislava Podrumac in Façade art-songs by William...

Audio Wednesday – Love

A recording of the concert from the Belgrade Philharmonic's Love series, under the baton of Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, features three pieces whose theme is love. The Love series program opens with Francesca da Rimini, Tchaikovsky's symphonic...

Ognjen Popović – Musician in Lockdown

The life of a student in Germany has taught me a lot and most definitely has changed me. Especially today I realize the importance of this "German discipline." I had always been passionate about music, nothing has changed there, but the most valuable...

Audio Wednesday – Glière

Now Available! First CD of Belgrade Philharmonic with Gabriel Feltz This Wednesday we have selected Ilya Muromets, a program symphony by Reinhold Glière, about this popular Russian folk hero. It is a recording from the first CD of the Belgrade...

Tijana Milošević – Musician in Lockdown

How to Stay Normal Not Only in the Time of COVID-19? So, the first thing we are facing these days is ourselves. Will the world be the same or will we all change something globally to make life on the planet, if not much better, then at least a little more...

A Journey in Italy, Youtube, Friday, 8:00

Premiere Online Recording of Concert from Pandemonium Chamber Music Series The online season on our YouTube channel this Friday at 8:00 p.m. (3 April) features a concert from our Pandemonium series, dedicated to a unique combination of music, acting and...

Thursday – day for fond memories: Krzysztof Penderecki

This Thursday's day of remembrance is dedicated to the recently deceased renowned composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, with whom the Belgrade Philharmonic had the honor to perform in 2008. "There are concerts that remain ingrained permanently in...

Audio Wednesday – Opening Ceremony 2017-2018

This audio Wednesday we will be listening to the gala opening of the Belgrade Philharmonic's 2017-2018 Season, which was also the inaugural concert of Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz. The program includes Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and the Alpine Symphony by...

Mehta Sends Support

Legendary conductor Zubin Mehta, a great friend of the Belgrade Philharmonic and Serbia, has sent a video message of support, which has been posted on the BP's Facebook profile. "Ivan Tasovac, good day; how are you? I send you and all my colleagues of the...

Igor Ranković – Musician in Lockdown

What does a philharmonic musician do in this bizarre state of emergency with such an abundance of time on his hands? Having been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic for the past 24 years, I have experience with similar situations. This is the third state...

Instead of Kolarac Hall – YouTube , Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Belgrade Philharmonic Opens Online Season by Broadcasting First Music Picnic The Belgrade Philharmonic is opening its online season with a real attraction - a recording of our first outdoor concert at the Ušće Grounds in 2017. Instead of our regular...

Audio Recording of Mahler’s Second Symphony

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz finished last year's concert season with Mahler's Second Symphony, at Kolarac Hall on June 14, 2019. This was one of the Belgrade Philharmonic's best performances, which neither we nor the audience,...

Nikola Ćirić – Musician in Lockdown

Every Monday on our website, you can read our musicians' experiences and tips on how to best spend your time in this lockdown. We begin this series of blogs with the story of our hornist Nikola Ćirić, who faced the coronavirus threat twice - first in China...

Being Responsible During the Pandemic

In an effort to contribute in providing assistance to citizens in the conditions of the new rigorous measures banning the movement of people over 65, we are sharing a list of contacts for municipalities and cities in Serbia that provide assistance to...

Concerts Canceled Due to Ban on Indoor Public Gatherings

The Belgrade Philharmonic is canceling its concerts in the coming period compliant with the ban on indoor public gatherings and additional precautions due to the spread of the new COVID-19 corona virus. The Belgrade Philharmonic's concerts with Conductor...

Piccolo Weekend at the Belgrade Philharmonic

Snježana Pavićević, the Belgrade Philharmonic's flautist, is organizing a Piccolo Weekend at the Philharmonic, a master class for the piccolo flute, on April 4-5, 2020. All flute students from Serbia and the region are invited, as well as young...

A Journey Into Baroque

An Evening of Baroque at the Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic will take an unusual step into the Baroque era at Kolarac Hall on Friday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m. "Baroque Master," violinist Bernhard Forck, will appear in two roles -...

Piccolo Concert with Snježana Pavićević

Piccolo flutist Snježana Pavićević will give a concert at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m. Accompanied on the piano by Vanja Sćepanović, she will present a diverse repertoire on this unique instrument. The program...

A Hilarious Time With the Belgrade Philharmonic

Two New Year's concerts with renowned artist Aleksey Igudesman The Belgrade Philharmonic and world-famous violinist Aleksey Igudesman are ready for the craziest show with two New Year's concerts at Kolarac Hall on December 26 and 27, at 8:00 p.m....

Two UEPS Awards to the Belgrade Philharmonic

At the traditional UEPS award ceremony, in competition with a total of 220 entries, the Belgrade Philharmonic received two awards. The Philharmonic's Baby Concerts were awarded a bronze medal in two categories - for PR brand and for socially responsible...

The Belgrade Philharmonic Performs in Republika Srpska

The Belgrade Philharmonic will be performing in the town of Bijeljina for the first time at a concert to be held at the "Stanišići" ethno-village on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Under Conductor Bruno Merse, the Belgrade Philharmonic will...

Sergej Krylov with the Belgrade Philharmonic Once Again

Violin superstar to perform Beethoven's famous violin concerto Once again, renowned violinist Sergej Krylov will perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic at Kolarac Hall on Friday, 22 November, at 8:00 p.m. Under the baton of Maestro Howard Griffiths,...

#BEETHOVENONTIMELINE 

The beginning of the #beethovenontimeline series The beginning of our #beethovenontimeline concert series will be held at Kolarac Hall on Friday, November 8, at 8:00 p.m. with Maestro Marc Piollet conducting the Belgrade Philharmonic. The concert program...

KAKTUS 2019 Prize for PR Goes to Belgrade Philharmonic

Another Award for the Philharmonic's Baby Concerts At the KAKTUS 2019 Integrated Communications Festival, the Belgrade Philharmonic was awarded in the public relations category for the promotion campaign of its Baby Concert series. The prize was presented...

“Dramaqueen” at the Belgrade Philharmonic 

The beginning of the Belgrade Philharmonic's #dramaqueenbeethoven series will be directed by Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, at Kolarac Hall, on Friday November 1, at 8:00 p.m. Performing with the orchestra will be soloists Aneta Ilić, soprano,...

The Belgrade Philharmonic – A Five-Star Orchestra

International Review Gives Highest Rating to Belgrade Philharmonic's Concert Bachtrack, a London-based international online music magazine and website, which publishes reviews and listings of classical music, has rated the Belgrade Philharmonic's latest...

The Philharmonic Plays for Babies in Serbia

Baby Philharmonic - two places at the same time The Belgrade Philharmonic will hold concerts for babies in two cities: Novi Sad and Smederevo, on Saturday, October 12th. The Novi Sad babies will be at the Matica srpska gallery enjoying two concerts, at...

Philharmonic Concerts for Children Get Under Way

Kids - Welcome to the Belgrade Philharmonic! Once again the Belgrade Philharmonic is organizing its concert get-togethers for preschool children, weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon from 9 to 18 October. Our two well-known philharmonic members:...

#beethoventhemotherofall !

Five additional dates for concerts in the Belgrade Philharmonic's 2019-20 season Because of the huge interest in our new concert season, this year too, the Belgrade Philharmonic is including additional dates for our selected concerts. Entitled...

Ognjen Popovic Band at the Belgrade Philharmonic

"I fantasize about the Philharmonic commissioning me to write an opera called A Pančevian in Belgrade." A concert presentation of the new album by clarinetist Ognjen Popovic In My Heart, will be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Saturday,...

Classical Music for Babies

Six new concerts in September After so much interest in our baby concerts, the Belgrade Philharmonic has decided to continue with this series in its new concert season. The orchestra has prepared a new repertoire for its youngest audience from zero to two...

Summer Ticket Office Hours

In July, the Belgrade Philharmonic's ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In August tickets will be available online...

A Concert Fit for a Mouse

Walt Disney's Greatest Experiment Walt Disney had been planning a short animated film that would make Mickey Mouse a star again. Then "Fantasia" happened, which no one had expected. It was not the first time that his idea had been viewed with wonder...

Disney Fantasia Live – all details in one place

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are prearing for the spectacular Disney Fantasia Live, to be performed at a free open-air concert on June 23, 2019. For the first time in the region, at the traditional Philharmonic Picnic at...

Ten-Minute Standing Ovation for the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz received a 10-minute standing ovation at the gala closing of the 2018-2019 concert season. The Belgrade Philharmonic, backed by the Obilić Academic Choir and featuring world-famous vocalists Tanja...

Revealing Disney Fantasia Live

Belgrade Philharmonic's Animated Spectacle The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are gearing up for a spectacular event - Walt Disney's Fantasia - performed live at the famous music outdoor venue at Ušće, in New Belgrade's Block...

Belgrade Philharmonic’s Concert Evening in C Major

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are preparing an evening of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Kolarac Hall on Friday, June 7, at 8:00 p.m. The creative genius of one of the most brilliant minds will be presented through three...

New Online Ticketing System

Another innovation in the Belgrade Philharmonic's 2019-2020 concert season: "Follow Beethoven," is an improvement in the system of sales and control of tickets. The new system primarily aims to improve Internet ticket sales. The system is available to users...

Three Concerts with Gabriel Feltz

Gabriel Feltz, chief conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic, will hold three concerts this week. First, as pianist and host of our Musical Talks on Wednesday, May 22, and then as conductor at two concerts of the Belgrade Philharmonic at Kolarac Hall, on...

Concert in Honor of Živan Šarčević

Bassoonist Nenad Janković and his friends and colleagues are organizing a concert with a diverse program at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Saturday, 18 May at 8:00 p.m. dedicated to Živan Šarčević, beloved musical instrument maker, a true...

Belgrade Philharmonic in Serbia

With a concert tour in Serbia this week, the Belgrade Philharmonic will show that it does not belong only to our capital city. Our first concert will be held at the Cultural Center in Stara Pazova, on May 14, and our second concert will be held at the famous...

New Concert Season #FollowBeethoven

Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed audience, dear friends! No one knows exactly whether Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 15, 16, or 17, 1770. The only reliable information is from his baptism in the Church of Saint Remigius in Bonn. Today – 250...

Famous Conductor Mandeal with Romanian Youth Orchestra

Legendary conductor Cristian Mandeal will hold a concert with the Romanian National Youth Orchestra at Kolarac Hall, on Wednesday, May 15, at 8:00 p.m. featuring young Ștefan Cazacu on cello. The program includes works by Dediu, Dvořák,and...

New York Arts Review

The prestigious international art magazine New York Arts has published a review on the occasion of a CD of the monumental symphony "Ilya Muromets" by Reinhold Glière, recorded by the Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz. This first CD by...

Auditions for Third Trumpet

Auditions for third trumpet will be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on 22 May 2019, starting at 4:00 p.m. The application deadline is 17 May 2019. Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree in musical arts. Applications with a short...

New 2019-2020 Concert Season

Tickets for the Belgrade Philharmonic's new 2019-2020 concert season will be on sale at the Belgrade Philharmonic's Ticket Office (Studentski trg 11), on Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m. Terms of sale and ticket prices are the same as last year. May 13-24 -...

Slobodan Beštić with the Belgrade Philharmonic

Dramatic Egmontat the Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are preparing two performances: the official closing of the NOMUS Festival in Novi Sad, on Thursday, April 18, and a day later a concert as part of the...

Musical Talks with Feltz Father and Son

Two Feltzs in the Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic's chief conductor is not the only Feltz in town this week. Gabriel's father, Eberhard Feltz, a renowned professor of chamber music, will hold an exclusive master class with the Belgrade...

Disney’s Fantasia Live for 50,000 People

The Belgrade Philharmonic's Third Open-Air Extravaganza  Disney Fantasia will be performed by the Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz at a free gala open-air performance on June 23, 2019. For the first time in this part of the...

Schubertiade at the Belgrade Philharmonic

Flutist Stana Krstajić will hold a concert at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, together with pianists Ljiljana Borota and Kristijan Knebel, on Monday, April 15 at 8 pm. Under the name of Schubertiade, the musicians will play a selection of works for flute,...

The Witch and Maestro in the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic has started its concert series for schoolchildren from the first to the fourth grade, which will take place from 21-29 March,  weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. In addition to a completely new story, a musical fairy tale, "The...

April Baby Concerts

Our new round of baby concerts will be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic from 1 to 5 April. Free tickets will be available (one ticket per person) at the Philharmonic’s Box Office, 11 Student Square (Studentski trg 11) on Monday, 18 March, at 10:00 a.m...

Philharmonic in the Rhythm of the Can-Can

Italian violin star Anna Tifu, will perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic in Kolarac Hall, two nights in a row, on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. Under Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, the orchestra will perform a passionate and...

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Uroš Lajovic

Leading the Belgrade Philharmonic at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, March 1, at 8:00 p.m. will be Former Chief Conductor Uroš Lajovic. The concert will feature Swiss cellist Christian Poltera. The concert program will also include works by Borodin, Prokofiev, and...

Wisdom in the Belgrade Philharmonic

For the first time, the Belgrade Philharmonic and conductor Leo McFall will perform together with violist Saša Mirković, at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. The soloist will perform Seasons, a work dedicated to him by the composer,...

Soloist from Vienna Boys Choir with Belgrade Philharmonic

On Friday, February 8, the Belgrade Philharmonic will offer one of its most interesting programs of the season, featuring the Branko Krsmanović Academic Cultural Society's Obilić Choir and an exclusive soloist from the Vienna Boys Choir, performing Leonard...

Second Philharmonic Afterparty – Late Night Classic

Directly from the first violin rostrum - DJ Jelkinja takes to the DJ desk At the Belgrade Philharmonic's second "Late Night Classic" afterparty, violinist Jelena Dimitrijevic will try her luck as DJ at the "Taman" Club, on Friday, January 25, at 11:00...

Clarinet Superstar with Belgrade Philharmonic

Andreas Ottensamer, the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic at Kolarac Hall on two nights, January 24 and 25, at 8:00 p.m. Under the baton of Maestro Hans Graf, the program includes works by Carl...

Belgrade Philharmonic’s Concert in Smederevo

The Belgrade Philharmonic will hold a concert at the Main Auditorium of the Cultural Center in Smederevo, on Friday, January 11th, at 8:00 p.m. The orchestra will be conducted by Aleksandar Kojic, and performing as solo violinist will be Ksenija Milosevic,...

New Babie Concerts

The free tickets for the baby concerts organized by the Belgrade Philharmonic on January 9 and 10 were given away in less than 20 minutes. The baby concerts have generated enormous interest since September, when they were held for the first time, so the...

Piano Superstar Performs With Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic presents David Fray, one of the most popular pianists today, with a concert at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. His performance of Chopin's Concerto No. 2 in F minor will be conducted by Maestro Christian Mandeal,...

Dance With the Belgrade Philharmonic

One of the Belgrade Philharmonic's most sought after performances, the already legendary New Year's concerts, which are anticipated eagerly throughout the whole year, will be held at Kolarac Hall, on 27 and 28 December, at 8:00 p.m. To usher out the old year,...

Philcademy 3

A new generation of young musicians has the opportunity to train with experienced philharmonic musicians at the Third Philharmonic Academy - The "Philcademy," from 19 to 30 November 2018. For our third generation of Philcademy students, their older...

Techno Party at the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Philharmonic Plays Techno! Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic are hosting a concert techno party at Kolarac Hall on Friday, November 23, at 8:00 p.m. The central part of the program is a composition called "Asyla" by Thomas...

Wisdom in the Belgrade Philharmonic

In its "Wisdom" series of concerts, the first of which will be held at Kolarac Hall on Friday 9 November, at 8:00 p.m. conducted by Maestro Fabrice Bollon, the Belgrade Philharmonic will conjure up the sounds of the most brilliant minds of classical music....

Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony After Two Decades

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief-Conductor Gabriel Feltz are preparing a huge symphonic undertaking - Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, which they will perform at Kolarac Hall on Friday, November 2, at 8:00 p.m. The entire concert evening is dedicated...

New Round of Musical Talks in the Belgrade Philharmonic

After last season's hugely popular series of matinée concerts entitled "Musical Talks With Gabriel Feltz", the Belgrade Philharmonic has scheduled five new "rendezvous" where the audience can get closer to the chief conductor and the orchestra musicians. The...

Love in the Belgrade Philharmonic

Our audience will get a lot of "loving" from the Belgrade Philharmonic and Conductor Daniel Raiskin, at the Kolarac Music Hall on Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. Affection expressed in countless ways is the theme of our concert series called "Love". And this...

Epic Closing of 50th BEMUS

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are preparing a historic closing ceremony of the 50th Belgrade Musical Festival (BEMUS), at Kolarac Hall, on Saturday, October 20th at 8 p.m. with the same compositions that this orchestra played at...

100 STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE ONE HOUR BEFORE CONCERTS

We have great news for you again – we will once again be selling 100 standing tickets for our concerts from the regular Being Human season 2018/19, which is entirely sold out. The quickest 100 people will be able to buy these tickets one hour ahead of the...

Philharmonic Safari for Kids

The Belgrade Philharmonic continues to socialize with our youngest citizens; this time with children of preschool age, for whom we are organizing concerts in the Belgrade Philharmonic's Music Hall, from October 10-19, weekdays at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The...

HANGING OUT WITH THE BELGRADE PHILHARMONIC

For years on end, tickets for our regular concerts have been sold out long before the start of the season. So, once again, we have prepared for you a series of selected additional concerts called Hanging Out with the Belgrade Philharmonic, at the Kolarac...

New Concert Dates for Babies

The Belgrade Philharmonic's new season has never started so joyfully - with baby concerts, which this institution has held for the first time ever. Instead of one, as planned, the Philharmonic held four free concerts and introduced toddlers into the world of...

Free Concerts: Babies, Welcome to the Philharmonic!

The very first concert in the Belgrade Philharmonic's new season is being devoted to - babies! For the first time ever, in the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday, September 5th, at 11:00 a.m., our orchestra will perform exclusively for toddlers of up to...

Box Office Summer Schedule

Dear concertgoers, please be advised that the Belgrade Philharmonic Box Office will work in July from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., while the Box office will be closed in August for the summer recess. In this period, tickets will still be available via the online...

OPEN-AIR CONCERT – Service information

On 24 June, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is giving the new one open-air classical music concert or audio-visual spectacle: An HD Odyssey, under the baton of our Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz. Audience from all over the country, especially families...

Belgrade Philharmonic’s Exclusive Program

The Belgrade Philharmonic and renowned conductor Eiji Oue are performing an unusual program two concert nights in a row, at the Kolarac Concert Hall, on Thursday and Friday, (7 and 8 June) at 8:00 p.m. Our audience will be able to hear the Requiem for Strings...

Belgrade Philharmonic Awarded “PRiZNANJE 2018″ Prize

The Belgrade Philharmonic is the recipient of a prize for PR communication in integrated campaigns, awarded by the Public Relations Society of Serbia. At the competition for the 21st annual prize PRiZNANJE 2018, the Belgrade Philharmonic was awarded for its...

Korean Star with the Belgrade Philharmonic

Korean piano star Yeol Eum Son will be performing with the Belgrade Philharmonic under the baton of Howard Griffiths, at the Kolarac Concert Hall on Friday, 18 May, at 8:00 p.m. The audience will have a unique opportunity to hear the rarely performed Concerto...

Box Office Holiday Schedule

Dear concertgoers, please be advised that the Belgrade Philharmonic Box Office will be closed until 03 May for the season holiday recess. In this period, tickets will still be available via the online ticket sale system. Currently, we are selling tickets for...

New Musical Talks with Gabriel Feltz

Our Chief-Conductor Gabriel Feltz will hold a new session of musical talks in the Belgrade Philharmonic's Music Hall, on Wednesday, 25 April, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This time, through music and talks, Feltz will present two violists, Tamara Marinković-Tomić...

Belgrade Philharmonic Helps Young Musicians

The Accordion Orchestra from Kragujevac will promote its first CD edition of the "Fall of Berlin," in the Belgrade Philharmonic's Music Hall, on Sunday, 22 April, at 12 noon. The public will have a unique opportunity to hear how compositions by Shostakovich,...

Belgrade Philharmonic Formally Opens NOMUS

The Belgrade Philharmonic will formally open the 43d NOMUS (Novi Sad Music Festival) with a concert in the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad, on Thursday, 19 April. Together with piano star Alexander Gavrylyuk, and conductor Dania Raiskin, the orchestra...

The Belgrade Philharmonic at the Belgrade Marathon

Ahead of the 31st Belgrade Marathon The Belgrade Philharmonic at the Belgrade Marathon The Belgrade Philharmonic as Musical Support to the Participants of the 31st Belgrade Marathon   On the occasion of the 31st Belgrade Marathon, the...

New Season 2018/19: “Being Human”

The Belgrade Philharmonic's New Season 2018/19 is called Being Human. The human existence will be in the focus of the widest array of musical interpretations with everything that drives each and every person. Is it possible to depict all the spiritual and...

Centennial of “The Soldier’s Tale”

For the end of our "Pandemonium" series, we are preparing a multimedia extravaganza on the Belgrade Philharmonic's Chamber Music Scene on Thursday, 5 April at 7:00 p.m. "The Soldier's Tale," conceived by Igor Stravinsky, features actresses Vladica...

Philharmonic for the Children: Hello, We Are the Orchestra

The Belgrade Philharmonic has begun a series of concerts for schoolchildren, at the BPO's concert hall, every workday from 22-30 March, beginning at 10 a.m. and 12 noon. The program, called "Hello, We Are the Orchestra," is headed by two Philharmonic members:...

Concert Dedicated to the Memory of Zoran Djindjić

The Belgrade Philharmonic, under the direction of Conductor Cristian Mandeal, will perform together with their colleague, contrabassist Filip Savić, as soloist, at the Kolarac Concert Hall, on Friday, 9 March, at 8:00 p.m. In addition to Mozart's Serenade...

First CD of the Belgrade Philharmonic with Gabriel Feltz

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are recording their first CD together, for German record label Dreyer Gaido, of the monumental symphony Ilya Muromets by Reinhold Glière. Immediately following their big Balkans premiere of this...

New Musical Talk with Gabriel Feltz

In the second of our series of short matinee concerts entitled "Musical Talks with Gabriel Feltz," the Belgrade Philharmonic's chief conductor took on the role of pianist, together with violinist Mirjana Nešković (Wednesday, 28 February, 2:00 p.m.). Not...

Balkans Premiere in Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are staging a grand Balkans premiere of Glière’s symphony “Ilya Muromets,” at Kolarac Concert Hall, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 2 March. The public will have a unique opportunity to hear this...

Tamara Stefanović and the Belgrade Philharmonic

Pianist Tamara Stefanović will appear with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Fabrice Bollon, on Friday, 23 February (Kolarac, 8pm). After Brahms’ famous piano concerto, the orchestral will play Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid. Serbian pianist...

Box Office Holiday Schedule

Dear concertgoers, please be advised that the Belgrade Philharmonic Box Office will be closed on February 15th & 16th for the holiday recess. In this period, tickets will still be available via the online ticket sale system. Currently, we are selling...

The Belgrade Philharmonic and a Superstar Harpist

One of the world’s finest harpists, Xavier de Maistre appears with the Belgrade Philharmonic again, on February 8 and 9 (Kolarac, 8 PM). Under the baton of erstwhile Chief Conductor Uroš Lajovic, De Maistre will perform the ubiquitously popular Concierto...

An international review of the Belgrade Philharmonic

Bachtrack: Belgrade Philharmonic – a First-rate Orchestra   Bachtrack, a major international website for reviews and listings of classical concerts, declared the Belgrade Philharmonic a first-rate orchestra. The concert held at Kolarac on February...

A Performance at the German Ambassador’s Residence

Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz appeared as a pianist together with the BPO Concertmaster Tijana Milošević and the principal cellist Nemanja Stanković in a special concert organised at the Residence of the German Ambassador, Mr Axel Dittmann. “Ever...

Chief Conductor and Pianist in One

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, who will also be appearing as the pianist, will demonstrate what magic sounds like when translated into music on Friday, 2 February (Kolarac, 8pm). The programme of the evening includes...

Mahler’s Ninth Symphony Directed by Gabriel Feltz

Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will play Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 9 on Friday, 26 January (Kolarac, 8pm). The concert presents a unique opportunity for the audience to hear the performance of a piece described by...