The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra regrets to announce its withdrawal from a planned Austrian-German tour project, which was to include concerts in Vienna, Viersen, Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden from November 5th to 9th, together with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz and violinist Nemanja Radulović. These concerts were the result of significant work invested by the Belgrade Philharmonic in preparation for its centenary celebration in 2023, with notable efforts made by the concert promoters striving to present the Serbian ensemble in as many European centres as possible during this significant jubilee year.
However, the ongoing global instability and its impact on the classical music market, and particularly on travel of large symphonic ensembles, has painfully hit the Serbian orchestra as well. Despite its many efforts, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra assessed that it would not be able to deliver the tour as planned without endangering the viability of the institution. Therefore, it is with great reluctance and a heavy heart that the management of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra made the difficult decision to withdraw from the tour [featuring our Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz and soloist Nemanja Radulović.]
The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is well aware of the challenges and difficulties this decision poses to the tour promoters, and we wish to thank each one for its understanding. The entire Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra organisation extends its deepest apologies to them, and especially to their valued audiences, as well as to Gabriel Feltz, Nemanja Radulović, Opus3 Artists, and IMG Artists. Having experienced numerous unforeseen challenges in recent seasons due to turbulent developments in the world of classical music, the Belgrade Philharmonic hopes that better conditions, as well as a more stable and secure environment in the classical music market, will allow the Orchestra to present itself in the future to music enthusiasts in the cities of Austria and Germany.