The Belgrade Philharmonic’s open-air concert at Ušće, rescheduled for June 30th, has been canceled for safety reasons. After Thursday night’s torrential rainfall, which has flooded the land, all the relevant security services regard the site as unsafe for the public and unable to support the stage, which weighs tens of tons.
“Instead of Disney’s Fantasia Live, the only possible option would be to organize a mud wrestling bout between Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. Joking aside, this is one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make. In spite of the great wish of our 105 musicians, Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, and the Belgrade Philharmonic’s production team, and of our faithful audience, measured in tens of thousands, who have eagerly waited for this event, even the slightest risk to the safety of the concert is reason enough for us to exercise extreme caution and maximum responsible and find a new term for our third open-air concert,” Director Ivan Tasovac said.
The Belgrade Philharmonic originally announced the performance of Disney’s Fantasia Live for June 23 and postponed the concert due to the Red Meteoalarm warnings and severe weather forecast, but then managed to reschedule the entire production for June 30. However, the new storm that hit Belgrade on Thursday evening (June 27, 2019), which has soaked the land with 27 liters of rain per square meter, has created a series of problems forcing the Belgrade Philharmonic to look for a new date for its open-air concert, which will be announced at a later time.