Over 3,000 attendees at the Sloboda Square in Pozega greeted the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra with a rousing standing ovation after their open-air concert, conducted by Aleksandar Kojic, on September 8th. The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrating its centenary outside of Belgrade, demonstrated that the orchestra is not an exclusive only to the capital, but that its appeal reaches far beyond the capital through this collaboration with the Sports and Cultural Center of Pozega.

A fantastic atmosphere filled the jam-packed Sloboda Square during the concert, with an attending audience from the entire Zlatibor District. The excitement leading up to the performance culminated in lengthy ovations following the rendition of the most exquisite classical music melodies. Audiences of all generations enjoyed pieces from operas Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet, as well as the enchanting music of Strauss, Brahms, and Dvořák. The youngest audiences provided some of the most heartwarming moments as they danced to these timeless tunes.

It was a fantastic experience to perform for the audience in Pozega! The ovations we received while playing the greatest hits of classical music demonstrate that cultural events have a dedicated audience outside of Belgrade as well. I hope that we will have many more such performances in the future. I am proud of my orchestra, and perhaps even prouder of all those people who graciously and attentively enjoyed our concert tonight, the concertmaster Mirjana Neskovic said.

This grand open-air concert in Pozega also marked the returning performance of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in this city after 35 years. In addition to thanking the Sports and Cultural Center of Pozega for organising the concert, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra was honoured and touched by the audience’s reactions. They expressed gratitude to the orchestra, describing it as a true soulful celebration they will cherish for a years to come.