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 in various small ensembles.

Trombonists Steva Dragaš, Nikola Milanov, Igor Ranković, Tibor Balint will be there to make sure that the Belgrade Philharmonic’s season of chamber music gets off to a resounding and effective start. Joining them as a special guest will be Cornel Papista on the tuba. As a quartet, they will present the sound of the trombone in various stylistic editions – from baroque to jazz.

“We started playing together in a time of adversity created by the corona virus. At first we just played for fun, to satisfy our need for music. Initially there were three of us and later we became a quartet. The concert will include works that we enjoy playing by various composers, from Beethoven and Borodin, to Serocki,” said Igor Ranković, who has been the Belgrade Philharmonic’s bass trombonist for almost a quarter of a century. He will also host the concert and guide the audience through the program, revealing interesting facts about this fascinating instrument.

The complete monthly program of our orchestral and chamber seasons can be found on the Belgrade Philharmonic’s website. After the trombonists, during October, we will feature opera arrangements for wind ensemble, as well as a bassoon quartet.Small, But Powerful