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 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Playing together for the first time, flutist Ana Kaličanin, violinist Miljana Popović Materni, violist Ivana Uzelac, cellist Pavle Popović, and harpist Milana Zarić will premiere the Quintet by French composer Jean Cras, written in 1930. The Quintet is evocative of a dance and the presence of the harp is especially interesting because this instrument is not very common in chamber music.

“There are some good surprises in this unusual season – the five of us who have been playing in the orchestra for so many years will now have the opportunity to perform as part of a quintet for the first time. We are looking forward to a different musical experience and to sharing our music and our joy with our dear audience,” violinist Miljana Popović Materni said.

In addition to Cras, the concert program also features Ibert’s Trio for Flute, Violin, and Harp, which conjures the atmosphere of Paris in the first half of the 20th century, and Mozart’s Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello.