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 agree that Lakatoš is “an ideal soloist with a lavish, self-confident tone, who always keeps trying to impress the audience with his virtuosity.” One of the most promising young artists of his generation, he will be appearing on all three evenings, playing Max Bruch’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Closing this year’s concert season will be the magnificent Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann.
“I have to say a big thank you to all my colleagues here; we pulled off a great concert season, indeed one of the best in the whole world! Unlike others, the Belgrade Philharmonic has been playing constantly, which is the most important thing for musicians and gives the best results. For the closing ceremony we are preparing a typically German concert program. It is well-known in the music world that performing Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 is extremely difficult. It is a huge challenge for us and it means there is no easing up until the very end of the concert season,” Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz said.
In this season of COVID restrictions, the Belgrade Philharmonic held a record number of performances: around 62 concerts with 112 rehearsals and 96 orchestral programs. All our concerts at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall were recorded and broadcast at numerous locations outside the concert hall as part of our “Music Everywhere” campaign. In this way, the Belgrade Philharmonic has succeeded in reaching an entirely new audience, with over 60,000 hours of orchestra music heard at 423 locations, in 106 places throughout Serbia.