Throughout the entire year, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating a hundred years of existence, starting from their 100th birthday on June 13, 2023, until the following June in 2024. The festivities to mark this remarkable milestone will kick off with three spectacular programs.
The centerpiece of this grand jubilee celebration will be a Gala Concert at Kolarac Grand Concert Hall on June 20, featuring the legendary maestro Zubin Mehta, the greatest friend of the Orchestra. Following the concert in Belgrade, the centennial pride of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will be spread throughout the region with a tour led by Maestro Mehta and the philharmonic orchestra in Tirana and Skopje, as part of the Open Balkans initiative. Tickets for the Belgrade concert will be available for purchase from June 1 at the Philharmonic Box Office (4000, 6000, 8000 RSD) and online.
Blowing out a hundred candles on its historical cake, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will blow everyone away on June 13 at a birthday concert titled Forevermore at Kolarac. This special event is a gift to their devoted fans and will feature performances by the Orchestra alongside their friends and special guests. Complimentary tickets can be collected from June 5, exclusively at the BPO Box Office.
The pinnacle of the BPO’s anniversary celebration will be a free open-air concert on July 2, 2023, at Usce, led by maestro Gabriel Feltz. This extraordinary event will be a pure delight for all fans of the Philharmonic’s previous picnics, especially those eagerly anticipating the performance of the famous Disney Fantasia. The audience will have the opportunity to be part of the largest musical picnic to date, gathering listeners of all generations at a free concert in New Belgrade’s Block 13.
Established in 1923, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra has experienced many ups and downs in its first hundred years of dynamic history. From modest beginnings, when a group of music enthusiasts led by Stevan Hristic held their inaugural philharmonic concert, the ensemble has evolved into the most successful world-class institution, both nationally and regionally. Stepping into the next hundred years, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is filled with hope for a better tomorrow, just about to move into its new home—the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall—currently under construction in Block 13 of New Belgrade, a vision and lifelong dream of Ivan Tasovac.
Following the sensational performances that mark the start of their centennial jubilee celebrations, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to honor their hundred-year legacy throughout the concert season, titled Forevermore, with 25 concerts taking place from September 2023 to June 2024 at Kolarac Hall.