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 instrument, and her colleague Snježana Pavićević will give some interesting facts about the piccolo flute, while Predrag Nedeljković will explain the difference between the clarinet and the bass clarinet, which children find particularly funny and interesting.

Philharmonic musicians Tamara Marinković Tomić and Slavica Perić talk their way through the orchestra in an entertaining way with their usual “squabbles,” and the online version shows why this is one of the most sought-after educational programs for children, even though the kids no longer come to the building to socialize as they used to.

This week’s Online Philharmonic program is dedicated to the work of Petar Stojanović, one of the most important Serbian authors of the first half of the 20th century. His Violin Concerto No. 2 was performed in 1916 in Prague and today is considered as his most successful concert achievement. However, due to the non-existence of the score, he was not present on the concert scene for more than 50 years. This injustice has been corrected through a joint project of reconstructing the work carried out by recently deceased composer Mirjana Živković. The Belgrade Philharmonic marked 100 years since its first performance, together with violinist Mirjana Nešković as soloist and conductor Eidji Oue.


This week, the Belgrade Philharmonic’s web pages feature a blog by violist Vladimir Popović about life without concerts. Also, many fans of Tchaikovsky will enjoy a clip of his famous Violin Concerto, with a video message by Mark Bouchkov, who had been scheduled to perform this concerto with the orchestra this week.