Lecture on the topic: (Non)care about Serbian art music – problems and challenges faced by the musical legacies of Serbian composers

On Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m., in the Josip Slavenski Legacy, music theorist Mirko Jeremić will hold a lecture and presentation on (Non)care of Serbian art music – problems and challenges faced by the musical legacies of Serbian composers.

Koncert Akademskog hora „Collegium musicum“ Tragovi iz sazvežđa Regula

U ponedeljak 5. decembra od 20 h u MTS dvorani Doma sindikata održaće se koncert pod nazivom Tragovi iz sazvežđa Regula koji predstavlja svojevrstan omaž osnivaču Akademskog hora „Collegium musicum“ Darinki Matić Marović. Koncert nosi simboličan naziv sa željom da se svi zajedno prisete, kako članovi hora navode, „dirigentkinje, prijateljice, profesorke i sjajne zvezde iz sazvežđa Regula“.

Iz arhive hora “Collegium musicum”

Concert by the orchestra of the School for Musical Talents from Ćuprija and soprano Coline Infante

On Saturday, December 3, in the large hall of the Kolarac endowment from 8 p.m., as part of the project of the Swiss organization “Forgerons du Rêve”, the string orchestra of the School for Musical Talents from Ćuprija and the soprano Coline Infante from France will perform. In addition to a rich repertoire with works by Mendelssohn, Bologne, Gounod, Bartók and Tchaikovsky, the young artists will premiere in French the new works of the composer and creator of this project, Maya Le Roux Obradović – Proverbs and Superstitions and Bazaar of the Four Winds, for which the artist wrote the music and lyrics, and Ave Maria, whose lyrics were written by Frans Magois Leloux.

Maya Le Roux Obradović

Hadži Jakov Milutinović – concert in honor of Stanislav Binički

As part of this year’s choir season, on the occasion of Stanislav Binički’s significant jubilee – 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his death, on Wednesday, November 23, at 8 p.m., in the ceremonial hall of the Serbian Army House, the Choir of Radio and Television of Serbia will perform. The choir will be led by the conductor Hadži Jakov Milutinović, with piano collaboration with pianist Milivoj Veljić and musicologist Ivana Neimarević, who will present the theme of the concert evening, as well as the life of the composer.

The young conductor Hadži Jakov Milutinović, who, in addition to being a conducting student at the Faculty of Music, shows his talent, giftedness and knowledge through compositional work, but also constant involvement with the children’s choir of the Church of St. Basil of Ostrog and with the Choir of the Serbian Radio and Television. Hadži Jakov describes the process of realizing this project as a long-term work that required great commitment, thoroughness and the ability to select and prepare works so that the image and work of the composer are presented in the best possible way.

Hadži Jakov Milutinović – conductor


If you would like to present your ensemble in cities across Europe, as well as to perform in buildings of cultural and artistic significance and in historical residences, you can apply to the digital platform info@meritaplatform.eu until December 15, 2022. The selected quartets will work on the development of original projects on topics such as: music and art, disability, music and theater, interculturality, music and spaces and young audiences. The development of the project will last three years and will include 38 quartets with a total of 152 artists. The digital platform www.meritaplatform.eu will be the center from which all activities will take place.

Cuarteto Iberia

54. Belgrade music festivals – BEMUS

Belgrade music festivals are eagerly awaited by the audience every autumn, welcoming famous artists of today’s world classical music scene. At four locations in Belgrade – in the Kolarac Endowment, the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, the Cathedral Church of St. Archangel Michael and Parish of St. Anthony of Padua – great musicians will be introduced, such as bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, pianist Ivo Pogorelić, violinist Bomsori Kim, pianist Martín García García, Choir “Madrigal – Marin Constantine” from Romania and many others. Special attention is drawn to the series of chamber music concerts that take place in the hall of the Belgrade Philharmonic.

Nemanja Stanković, Bojan Suđić, Damir Handanović, Jelena Janković Begus

photo:Belkisa Abdulovic

The Youth Choir of Church of St Basil of Ostrog (New Belgrade)

In addition to numerous well-attended services, priests and rich architecture, the Church of St. Basil the Wonderworker of Ostrog in New Belgrade is adorned with three choirs: a large church choir, youth and children. Although each exudes a special warmth and spirituality, for the past three years, the youth choir, which consists of elementary school students, high school students and freshmen have attracted the most attention. In addition to their concert performances, its members regularly sing at Holy Liturgies on Saturdays and participate in Sunday and Feast Liturgies when required. The choir was founded at the initiative of Jelena Timotijević, with the blessing and support of the church’s clergy, and in addition to performing skills, it is adorned with mutual love, warmth and unity, which young members selflessly exchange. In addition to numerous concerts, they also showed their skills at the “Music Edict” in Niš, where they attracted special attention, especially from world choirs, with their unusual repertoire.

Belgrade Chopin Fest

The Belgrade Chopin Fest is an international cultural and educational manifestation created in 2012 on the foundations of the piano show of young talents “Chopiniad“, founded in 1990, as the first manifestation in the Balkans dedicated to the piano poet Frederic Chopin. Encompassing a variety of contents in the form of expert lectures, concerts, young talent revues, the festival has become specific, authentic and unusual because through all these activities it not only builds and nurtures the image of the creator.

Artistic director Milenija Reljić

Somus 2022

In the first autumn days, from September 29 to October 2, the people of Sombor, as well as lovers of good music from other parts of Serbia, will be able to follow through and watch the jubilee, tenth in a row, Sombor Music Festivities, which in 2017 was the winner of the “Festival of regional importance” of the most prestigious magazine for classical music, Muzika klasika.This musical event, once better known as the Sombor Music Evenings, is considered one of the oldest classical music festivals, which was conceived by professor and pianist Dušan Trbojević back in 1961.His guiding thought was enlightenment, which followed the entire festival, because the goal was to educate a young audience.With a lot of love, dedication and effort, the professor successfully built the foundations of that music festival until the eighties of the previous century.After that, in 2012, professor and pianist Mihajlo Zurković, inspired by the celebratory character of the first classical music festival in the former Yugoslavia, launched the initiative to establish a new festival, which while nurturing tradition relies on old foundations, but with the application of modern, new ideas,meet today’s needs.

Professor and pianist Mihajlo Zurković

Nikola Jeremić

A film composer, a native of Šabac, created film themes imbued with the melodies of ambient, rock and pop music, with an unusual sound design, attracted the attention of the world film industry as a student, participating in conferences across Europe and America where he was awarded five times for his work in the field of sound and music for visual media by the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Through his first compositions in the films The Killer Mermaid, Amanet and The Rift, he formed a recognizable artistic style and attracted the attention of many fans of film music. His works have been broadcast and performed on many radio and television stations, cinemas and YouTube. At the second short film festival “Revolution Me” in New York in 2015, he was awarded for the best music for the short film Tata. He is currently mostly dedicated to composing music for video games, among which Destiny 2, Warhammer 40K Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2, Pagan Online, Starpoint Gemini and many others stand out. He established cooperation with the Radio-Television of Vojvodina, for which he composes music for the radio drama Kosingas by Aleksandar Tešić. In addition to his artistic work, he is currently an associate lecturer at the Belgrade SAE Institute.