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Maestro Jurowski Conducts Belgrade Philharmonic Once Again

Celebrated conductor Michail Jurowski, a representative of the famous dynasty of conductors and a special guest of the Belgrade Philharmonic, will conduct once again at Kolarac Hall on April 12, at 8:00 p.m. The audience will have the unique opportunity to hear Dmitri Shostakovich’s last symphony in his interpretation — in addition to being the […]

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 queue for the limited number of tickets was already formed at […]

Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony – After a Half Century

Belgrade Philharmonic to perform symphony whose premiere was heardby 25 million people! After nearly a half century, the magnificent Eighth Symphony by Dmitry Shostakovich will be on the program of the Belgrade Philharmonic, with conductor Daniel Raiskin, at Kolarac Hall, on Friday, December 21, at 8:00 p.m. First on the program will be Edward Elgar’s […]

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 will perform well-known classical music hits – Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Stravinsky’s “Fireworks” […]

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 Belgrade Philharmonic’s first concert with Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin in the new season will be dedicated […]

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 Belgrade Philharmonic’s first concert with Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin in the new season will be dedicated […]

Posted by bgf on 11. 10. 2021

Zubin Mehta Sends Words of Support after the Passing of Ivan Tasovac

Maestro Zubin Mehta, the most important friend of Ivan Tasovac and the Belgrade Philharmonic, has sent a message of support for the concert of the Belgrade Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz at Kolarac Hall, tonight, at 8:00 p.m. “On this most important occasion, Mo. Feltz conducting the wonderful Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in this and […]

Posted by bgf on 6. 10. 2021

Belgrade Philharmonic Plays Mahler’s Tragic Symphony in Full Force

After the immeasurable loss of our beloved director Ivan Tasovac and last Friday’s concert dedicated to him, the full-sized Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be back at Kolarac Hall on Wednesday, October 6, at 8:00 p.m. with 100 musicians playing Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 6, also known as the Tragic. This capital […]

Posted by bgf on 5. 10. 2021

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, violinist Nemanja Radulović, and Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin. A book of condolence has been […]

Posted by bgf on 3. 10. 2021

The Belgrade Philharmonic Bids Farewell to Ivan Tasovac with Music

Stunned by the sudden passing of Ivan Tasovac, the Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be dedicating this Friday’s concert at Kolarac Hall to their beloved director. Instead of parting with a commemoration, the Belgrade Philharmonic will bid farewell to this great opponent of formalism and ordinary protocols with the very music for […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 9. 2021

Ivan Tasovac, 1966-2021 and for eternity

Dear Taso, You have woven the first and basic rule into the Belgrade Philharmonic and taught us to do everything differently. That is why we do not write commemorative texts, in memoriam reviews, or farewells, because you would reprimand us for that. Detesting form, politely disobedient and subtly brazen-faced to the extreme, you set the […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 9. 2021

Feltz and Moser with the Belgrade Philharmonic: An Evening of Shostakovich

An Evening of Shostakovich at the Belgrade Philharmonic Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be together again with the Belgrade Philharmonic for the first time in the new season at Kolarac Hall on Friday, October 1, at 8:00 p.m. He is preparing an evening of Shostakovich with cello superstar Johannes Moser. An old acquaintance and firm […]

Posted by bgf on 28. 9. 2021

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 Italy, four in Germany, three in Hungary, and two in Bulgaria, […]

Posted by bgf on 27. 9. 2021

Gala Opening of Belgrade Philharmonic’s New Concert Season

“We Have Really Missed You” – Belgrade Philharmonic Returns to Kolarac Hall Fridays at 8:00 p.m. The gala opening of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s new concert season entitled WE HAVE REALLY MISSED YOU will be held at Kolarac Hall on September 24 at 8:00 p.m. The first concert will see the return of our orchestra in […]

Posted by Simple Task on 22. 9. 2021

Auditions for first and second flute

The Belgrade Philharmonic is announcing auditions for the following positions: first flute and second flute. Auditions will be held on October 7, 2021. Applications for the competition can be submitted until October 1, 2021.   More about the application for the first flute HERE More about the application for the second flute HERE

Posted by Simple Task on 13. 9. 2021

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 possible only with one of the following: confirmation of complete vaccination; confirmation of previous infection […]

Posted by Simple Task on 1. 9. 2021

The Biggest Philharmonic Sensation – Baby Concerts Are on Again!

The long-awaited news that will make many parents happy: new concerts for babies will get under way at the Belgrade Philharmonic Music Hall (Studentski trg 11) on September 8 to 10, at 11:00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Babies from zero to two years of age will enjoy a special program by the orchestra and the […]

Posted by Simple Task on 1. 9. 2021

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 early September. The upcoming Belgrade Philharmonic season will feature a combination […]

Posted by Simple Task on 19. 7. 2021

Big Surprise for Legendary Conductor Mehta After Historic Concert with Belgrade Philharmonic

Maestro Mehta gets big surprise after historic concert with Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic moved the maestro to tears with a song of gratitude for his many years of friendship and support Link to video – end of concert with Mehta  https://youtu.be/afec0DZZflU The world’s greatest conductor, Maestro Zubin Mehta the Belgrade Philharmonic received a 10-minute […]

Posted by Simple Task on 13. 7. 2021

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, July 10, 2021. Zubin Mehta and the Belgrade Philharmonic will have […]

Posted by Simple Task on 8. 7. 2021

Tickets for Zubin Mehta and Belgrade Philharmonic – SOLD OUT

Live broadcast on RTS Second Program The gala concert featuring Zubin Mehta and the Belgrade Philharmonic will be broadcast live from Kolarac Hall on the Second Program of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) on July 10, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Millions of people will be able to watch the concert event of the year for […]

Posted by Simple Task on 6. 7. 2021

Event of the year: gala concert with Zubin Mehta and the Belgrade Philharmonic

World-Famous Conductor Zubin Mehta Leads the Belgrade Philharmonic for the Tenth Time Event of the year: gala concert with Zubin Mehta and the Belgrade Philharmonic The Belgrade Philharmonic is proud to announce a concert with world-famous conductor Zubin Mehta at Kolarac Hall on July 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. The event of the year, also […]

Posted by bgf on 24. 6. 2021

Belgrade Philharmonic’s New Concert Season “We Have Really Missed You!”

Presenting the Belgrade Philharmonic’s New Concert Season “We Have Really Missed You” is the slogan of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s new concert season, which Director Ivan Tasovac and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz presented to our musicians today. Judging by the atmosphere in the orchestra during the presentation, the season from September 2021 to June 2022 will […]

Posted by Simple Task on 21. 6. 2021

Closing Ceremony of Belgrade Philharmonic’s Concert Season 

The closing ceremony of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s “Music Everywhere” concert season, with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, will be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 17-19), at 7:00 p.m. Appearing as soloist with our orchestra and performing works by Bruch and Schumann will be violin superstar Robert Lakatoš.  Critics worldwide […]

Posted by Simple Task on 16. 6. 2021

On its 98th Birthday Belgrade Philharmonic Gets Own Ice Cream Flavor!

The birthday of the Belgrade Philharmonic, which was founded on June 13, 1923, was marked in the most delectable way. The Philharmonic got its own ice cream flavor, chosen by its fans on social networks, and it will now be part of the regular assortment of flavors at Moritz Eis ice cream parlors. “On our […]

Posted by Simple Task on 14. 6. 2021

Raiskin and the Belgrade Philharmonic: Concert of Hope for Return to Normality

Romantic repertoire at Belgrade Philharmonic concerts The Belgrade Philharmonic and Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin, with solo clarinetist Veljko Klenkovski, will be performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (10, 11, and 12 June) at 7:00 p.m. The program will also include works by Mendelssohn and Brahms. “Our […]

Posted by Simple Task on 9. 6. 2021

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 of our orchestra will be able to try the new Belgrade Philharmonic flavor, which will […]

Posted by Simple Task on 4. 6. 2021

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 music masterpieces The Magic Flute and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in interesting arrangements. Clarinetist […]

Posted by Simple Task on 3. 6. 2021

Two Premieres and the Alluring Carmen Suite at the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz will be holding two new concerts at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (May 27, 28, and 29) at 7:00 p.m. with two premiere performances of compositions by Paul Hindemith and Benjamin Britten, plus Rodion Shchedrin’s attractive Carmen Suite. The Belgrade Philharmonic will perform […]

Posted by Simple Task on 25. 5. 2021

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” of authors features Ivan Tasovac starring in the triple role of soldier, […]

Posted by Simple Task on 18. 5. 2021

Chamber Exclusive at the Belgrade Philharmonic: Beethoven’s Symphony for Only Nine Musicians

The Belgrade Philharmonic audience is in for a very special chamber concert at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Friday, May 14. Beethoven’s famous Symphony Number 3, also known as Eroica, will be performed by only nine musicians in an unusual arrangement adapted for a nonet. The original Eroica was a real “boom” in the symphonic […]

Posted by Simple Task on 13. 5. 2021

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 playing works by Mozart and Brahms. Miroslav Pavlović, concertmaster of the […]

Posted by Simple Task on 21. 4. 2021

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, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp by Jean Cras, plus works by Jacques Ibert […]

Posted by Simple Task on 14. 4. 2021

Serbian Premiere in Belgrade Philharmonic: Kornogold’s Serenade

Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz is with the Belgrade Philharmonic again, preparing an exclusive program to be held at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, on April 8, 9, and 10 at 7:00 p.m., including the Serbian premiere of Korngold’s Serenade for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. At these three concert evenings, the Belgrade Philharmonic will present […]

Posted by bgf on 7. 4. 2021

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 Antonín Dvořák and Richard Strauss, as well as a suite by Leopold Janáček. […]

Posted by bgf on 31. 3. 2021

Philharmonic Concerts Dedicated to the Memory of Zoran Djindjic

New concerts in the Belgrade Philharmonic are scheduled for March 11 and 12 and the program includes works by Schoenberg performed by the musicians of the Belgrade Philharmonic grouped in various chamber ensembles. Traditionally, these concerts (Belgrade Philharmonic Hall at 7:00 p.m.) are dedicated to the memory of Zoran Đinđić. The program shows the versatility […]

Posted by bgf on 10. 3. 2021

Belgrade Philharmonic’s “Music Everywhere” Arrives at “I Love Štark” Store

The “I Love Štark” stores are joining the Belgrade Philharmonic’s “Music Everywhere” campaign, so that visitors to these shops in Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Nis will now be able to listen to the music of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Now that the program that the orchestra performs in the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall for a limited number […]

Posted by bgf on 9. 3. 2021

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 Hall). Maestro Feltz appropriately announced that the concert program was fit for the League of Champions, […]

Posted by bgf on 5. 3. 2021

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 preparing an exclusive program they are scheduled to play at the Philharmonic Hall on March 4, 5, and 6, starting […]

Posted by bgf on 4. 3. 2021

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 overcoming the limitations in our concert life caused by the pandemic. The festival, which […]

Posted by bgf on 25. 2. 2021

No Small Feat for Great Enjoyment at the Belgrade Philharmonic

After a record number of performances during the First Philharmonic Festival, the Belgrade Philharmonic continues with concerts on February 25, 26, and 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Philharmonic’s principal horn Nikola Ćirić will have three solo performances with the orchestra and young conductor Valentin Egel. Nikola Ćirić, one of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s youngest musicians, will […]

Posted by bgf on 23. 2. 2021

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 our audience will also be able to hear our philharmonic orchestra musicians grouped in […]

Posted by bgf on 26. 1. 2021

“Music Everywhere” now also on the web: the first portals where you can listen to the Belgrade Philharmonic

Media Marketing and Art & Business, the most relevant media in the regional communications industry, are the first portals to join the Belgrade Philharmonic’s “Music Everywhere” project. Those who follow texts on communication, advertising and art & business in the Adriatic region can now also enjoy the Belgrade Philharmonic’s music programs. “A month or two […]

Posted by bgf on 18. 1. 2021

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, has a special role in this story. The authors of this musical fairytale are violist […]

Posted by bgf on 6. 1. 2021

NY challenge for all generations

Join the Belgrade Philharmonic NY challenge! Send us video recording of you conducting Philharmonic, using this music Have fun and win prizes – 3×2 subscriptions for next season and 2x mini concerts right in your area. Challenge lasts from Wednesday, December 30, to Sunday, January 10.   The material you send us will be part […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 12. 2020

Five UEPS Awards for Belgrade Philharmonic Marketing Campaigns

The Belgrade Philharmonic received a total of five UEPS (Association for Market Communications of Serbia) awards  for its marketing campaigns at the annual award ceremony on the occasion of UEPS Day. The “Belgrade Philharmonic-Music Everywhere” campaign, in cooperation with McCann Beograd, was awarded three prizes, and the “Philharmonic Online Season” campaign received two. Both projects, […]

Posted by bgf on 26. 12. 2020

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 building’s residents say “if we can’t go to concerts, we can bring the concerts to us,” enjoying the […]

Posted by bgf on 28. 11. 2020

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 with the rules on limiting the number of musicians on stage, the Belgrade Philharmonic […]

Posted by bgf on 12. 11. 2020

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 her small but powerful instrument. Snježana and her orchestra colleagues will present […]

Posted by bgf on 11. 11. 2020

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 Gabriel Feltz. After her dazzling performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the audience kept bringing her back […]

Posted by bgf on 7. 11. 2020

Gabriel Feltz, Tijana Milošević, and the Belgrade Philharmonic

The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz are together again at the Philharmonic Hall on three concert nights – Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. featuring Tijana Milošević on solo violin in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The program opens with Valse Triste by Sibelius and Barber’s Adagio, which Maestro Feltz […]

Posted by bgf on 4. 11. 2020

Belgrade Philharmonic with Conductor Raiskin Dedicate Tonight’s Concert to Alexander Vedernikov

The international music scene has been left without Alexander Vedernikov, one of the most highly-acclaimed European conductors, who passed away yesterday in Moscow. A dear guest and a great favorite of the Belgrade Philharmonic and its audience, he was also a close friend of our Permanent Guest Conductor Daniel Raiskin. Tonight’s concert will be dedicated […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 10. 2020

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 October 30 at 8:00 p.m. Recordings of the concert will be broadcast in various public places such as […]

Posted by bgf on 28. 10. 2020

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 bassoonists put on a real show on the plateau of this business center, which is also the headquarters of […]

Posted by bgf on 21. 10. 2020

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 various musical styles, ranging from baroque to tango, jazz, and […]

Posted by bgf on 20. 10. 2020

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 recently deceased colleague, cellist Nebojša Mrdjenović. The program includes two serenades for string orchestra by […]

Posted by bgf on 14. 10. 2020

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 zones of Lazarevac, Grocka, and Surčin, enjoyed the mini performances of the various Belgrade Philharmonic ensembles.   After staging […]

Posted by bgf on 10. 10. 2020

Lounge Party – Carmen and the Barber of Seville for Wind Ensemble and Double Bass

The Most Popular Operas for Wind Ensemble and Double Bass   At its new two-day concert of chamber music at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, on Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9, at 8:00 p.m. we will present the most popular operas in a new light. Our wind ensemble and double bass will perform abridged […]

Posted by bgf on 7. 10. 2020

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,” i.e. the way in which the Belgrade Philharmonic communicated with its audience during the period of suspended […]

Posted by bgf on 1. 10. 2020

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 instruments opens a series of concerts that will feature members of our orchestra grouped […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 9. 2020

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 music on several occasions. The first time was in 1993, under Maestro Aleksandar Rudin, when her first symphony, […]

Posted by bgf on 29. 9. 2020

Wherever Is the Belgrade Philharmonic Playing This Season?

After its surprise performance in Knez Mihailova Street with its new slogan: “Music Everywhere” (Muzika svuda), the Belgrade Philharmonic has finally revealed all the places where people can listen to its concert program in the new season. Outgrowing the concert hall and its limited audience, the BF has created one of its most exciting seasons […]

Posted by bgf on 25. 9. 2020

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 fascinating; he was one of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s youngest veterans. He arrived […]

Posted by bgf on 24. 9. 2020

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 orchestra and Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz went outside and played that same program on the […]

Posted by bgf on 20. 9. 2020

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 musicians are holding rehearsals for an “Evening of Mozart,” which will be held on three nights, […]

Posted by bgf on 15. 9. 2020

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 in 1929, brought him to Belgrade, where he spent one of the […]

Posted by bgf on 12. 8. 2020

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 philharmonic generation to another. A force of nature, a passionate devotee and lover of music, to which […]

Posted by bgf on 15. 7. 2020

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 director, and chief conductor was Stevan Hristić, one of the most important Serbian composers […]

Posted by bgf on 13. 6. 2020

New online guide through the orchestra with glasses, pots, and toothpicks used as “percussion”!

The Belgrade Philharmonic will present a new online meeting with children and an introduction to the orchestra on our Facebook page on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. This time, something completely different – we will demonstrate how music can be made even without real instruments! Instead of the bulky tympani, xylophones, or vibraphones, our percussionist Aleksandar […]

Posted by bgf on 10. 6. 2020

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 Wednesday the focus will be on the oboe, the English horn, and the bassoon.   Our oboist […]

Posted by bgf on 27. 5. 2020

Youtube Concert: 100th Anniversary of the Premiere of Stojanović’s Concerto

This Friday, the Belgrade Philharmonic’s online season on our YouTube channel is broadcasting our orchestra’s performance from the 2016/17 season marking the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Violin Concerto No. 2, by Petar Stojanović. The violin solo was performed by Mirjana Nešković, deputy concertmaster of the Belgrade Philharmonic, with conductor Eidji Oue. The Belgrade […]

Posted by bgf on 21. 5. 2020

New “Online” Open Rehearsal for Children on Facebook Page

The Belgrade Philharmonic is continuing with its online open rehearsal for children on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on our Facebook page. After presenting the family of string instruments, this Wednesday the focus will be on woodwind instruments, i.e. the flute and the clarinet. Flutist Ana Kaličanin will introduce the children to the sound of her […]

Posted by bgf on 20. 5. 2020

Vladimir Popović – The Lockdown Is Over, But There Are No Concerts

The Lockdown Is Over, BUT (again that famous “but”) There Are No Concerts  I wonder if you know that feeling when, in a total absence of focus, you hurry to do something that requires a split second and at the same time you hit the edge of the table leg with your little toe . […]

Posted by bgf on 18. 5. 2020

First Online Open Rehearsal for Children on Social Networks

A novelty in the Belgrade Philharmonic’s online programs are open rehearsals for children, which will be held Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. during which time kids will be able to meet the orchestra musicians and their instruments. In order to maintain contact with our youngest audience members who regularly attended our Wednesday monthly get-togethers to hang […]

Posted by bgf on 13. 5. 2020

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 even anything else to do?! Like a child, […]

Posted by bgf on 11. 5. 2020

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 Stanković. During his three-year stay in New York City, as head of the National Conservatory of Music of […]

Posted by bgf on 6. 5. 2020

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 this extraordinary performance in which musicians use classical instruments as […]

Posted by bgf on 6. 5. 2020

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 Vesna Đurković and under the direction of Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, the Belgrade Philharmonic performed this work on […]

Posted by bgf on 29. 4. 2020

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 Slobodan Beštić, Vladica Milosavljević, and Tamara Krcunović. In Beethoven’s Egmont, a set of incidental music pieces […]

Posted by bgf on 29. 4. 2020

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 years I have always been […]

Posted by bgf on 27. 4. 2020

Virtual Mini Concert on Belgrade Philharmonic’s YouTube Channel

As part of our online season, the Belgrade Philharmonic is preparing something very exclusive this Friday, a mini concert featuring Gabriel Feltz, Tijana Milošević and Nemanja Stanković. Although separated by a distance of 1,200 kilometers between Dortmund and Belgrade, the musicians are “meeting” in virtual space, which the audience will be able to hear on […]

Posted by bgf on 22. 4. 2020

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 leading classical music website Bachtrack as an “event that will be remembered for a long time.”  The program […]

Posted by bgf on 22. 4. 2020

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 already distressed normality, together with the […]

Posted by bgf on 20. 4. 2020

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 Walton Audio Wednesday – a day for selected recordings from the orchestra’s archives, is dedicated […]

Posted by bgf on 15. 4. 2020

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 interpretation after Dante’s Divine Comedy and the second circle of Hell where people are condemned for their […]

Posted by bgf on 15. 4. 2020

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 experience from Germany was that I learned to think about music, to […]

Posted by bgf on 13. 4. 2020

Exclusive Premiere of Belgrade Philharmonic Documentary: More Than Classic

The Belgrade Philharmonic is announcing an exclusive premiere of a documentary film entitled More Than Classic by Dora Jung on its YouTube Channel on Friday April 10, from 8:00 p.m. Commenting on the story of the Belgrade Philharmonic will be hornist Nikola Ćirić, one of our youngest musicians, stage master Milomir Mitrović, our the oldest […]

Posted by bgf on 10. 4. 2020

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 Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, released on the German record label Drayer Gaido. From […]

Posted by bgf on 8. 4. 2020

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 bearable than it has […]

Posted by bgf on 6. 4. 2020

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 dialogue. The audience will have a chance to see A Journey in Italy by Giovanni […]

Posted by bgf on 3. 4. 2020

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 the collective memory of both the orchestra and the audience. One such concert was with the Belgrade Philharmonic […]

Posted by bgf on 2. 4. 2020

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 Richard Strauss. When taking over as chief conductor of an orchestra, Feltz has a “lucky program” […]

Posted by bgf on 1. 4. 2020

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 Belgrade Philharmonic my sincerest and warmest greetings. I hope with […]

Posted by bgf on 31. 3. 2020

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 of emergency that has affected the work of our orchestra […]

Posted by bgf on 30. 3. 2020

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 Friday evening concert at Kolarac Hall, our audience will be able to enjoy an exclusive […]

Posted by bgf on 27. 3. 2020

Thursday – Day for Fond Memories: First One Dedicated to Zagreb

Thursday – Day for Fond Memories: First One Dedicated to Zagreb The Pika-Točka-Tačka concert series is the first project of institutional cooperation in the field of culture between Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. Throughout three seasons of mutual touring, the three philharmonic orchestras spread the joy of re-established relations. We are especially reminded of the Belgrade […]

Posted by bgf on 26. 3. 2020

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, are likely to forget. There were more than 180 musicians on stage. The Belgrade Philharmonic, joined […]

Posted by bgf on 25. 3. 2020

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 and then in Serbia. I first encountered the […]

Posted by bgf on 23. 3. 2020

Philharmonic Concerts Online Now – This is Ours Weekly Program

Here Is What the Belgrade Philharmonic Has Prepared for its Audience Having presented programs for children that have been listened to 28,200 times via a digital platform, the Belgrade Philharmonic is announcing a variety of contents that can be monitored daily on social networks and on our website. The audience is especially invited to listen […]

Posted by bgf on 23. 3. 2020

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 citizens. https://www.srbija.gov.rs/vest/452163/spisak-kol-centara-u-gradovima-i-opstinama.php With the aim of implement measures to prevent the spread of […]

Posted by bgf on 18. 3. 2020

Belgrade Philharmonic Offers Programs for Children

Stay at Home – Listen to Music! Instead of concerts for schoolchildren scheduled for the second half of March, the Belgrade Philharmonic will be presenting musical programs for children and their parents, which can be found here: https://www.bgf.rs/vestica-i-maestro/ https://www.bgf.rs/en/carnival-of-the-animals/ https://www.bgf.rs/en/peter-and-the-wolf/ Since the Belgrade Philharmonic’s concerts have been suspended due to a ban on public gatherings, […]

Posted by bgf on 18. 3. 2020

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 Marcus Bosch and cellist Kian Soltani in Kolarac, originally scheduled for March 12 and 13, WILL NOT […]

Posted by bgf on 11. 3. 2020

Belgrade Philharmonic’s Gala Concert – Beethoven’s Last Discovered Work

The Belgrade Philharmonic will perform an exclusive program together with Conductor Marcus Bosch and cello superstar Kian Soltani at two concerts in Kolarac Hall on March 12 and 13, starting at 8:00 p.m. The program features works by Beethoven and Schumann, and Friday’s performance is traditionally dedicated to the memory of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. […]

Posted by bgf on 10. 3. 2020

Ognjen Popovic and Nenad Jankovic – Soloists with the Belgrade Philharmonic

Ognjen Popović and Nenad Janković, the Belgrade Philharmonic’s distinguished members and soloists on the clarinet and bassoon, will perform at a concert at Kolarac Hall on Friday, 6 March, at 8:00 p.m.  Under the direction of young conductor Felix Mildenberger, they will play the Concerto for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Orchestra, by C. Stamitz. The concert […]

Posted by bgf on 4. 3. 2020

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 professionals who want to become more familiar with the piccolo flute, as well as improve their […]

Posted by bgf on 3. 3. 2020