Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
The year 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece will be devoted to Saints Cyril and Methodius, Enlighteners of the Slavic nations, reports "Romfeya." The decision to celebrate the memory of the enlighteners of the Slavs in their native city was made in connection with the 1150th anniversary of their chief missionary feat - making the first Slavic alphabet in 863.
A large international symposium is planned to be held in Thessaloniki -- probably in the second quarter of 2013. Paralleling the Symposium Thessaloniki 's Municipality is planning to organize an exhibition about the missionary work of the Thessalonican brothers and their era. The exhibition is expected to last until 2014; not only residents of Greece, but also those of countries visited by the missionary brothers, Enlighteners of the Slavs,: Serbia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia will have a chance to become acquainted with the exhibit.
Honoring the 160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing Society, the
Cathedral Church in Belgrade organized the New Year’s charitable concert of
spiritual and national music at Dom Sindikata.
The First Belgrade Singing Society was founded in 1853 and its rich history
tells the story of national and cultural creation of our country and represents
the spiritual and artistic source of the Serbian modern music. Supported by the
Serbian Orthodox Church and under the patronage of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian
Patriarch, this oldest choir is the royal ambassador of Serbian culture.
Last Saturday, on 10 November 2012 , the annual concert of the choir “Saint Roman Melod” at the Holy Trinity Church in Kitchener was held. His Grace Bishop, George of Canada, who blessed this cultural and spiritual gathering, was also present at this concert.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, the president of the Committee for completion of the construction and interior decoration of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava on Vracar, opened last night, on 14 November 2012, at the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral an exhibition of the works of the students of the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for Fine Arts and Conservation from Belgrade and thirty painters, iconographers and painting workshops. The exhibition is opened until 21 November.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Thessaloniki, which was organized by the Hellenic Culture Fund, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended a concert of spiritual music.
During the concert entitled 1912: Musical Memories at the premises of the Hellenic Culture Fund, the Serbian Byzantine choir Mojsije Petrovic performed hymns devoted to the Lord, The Most Holy Thetokos and Saint Demetrius, the protector of the city of Thessaloniki, and other folk songs from various parts of Greece.
The exhibition of the paintings of Moma Kapor “Patriotic” will take place on October 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. at Hexalab Gallery, 5 Njegoseva str., in Belgrade. Academician Matija Beckovic will open the exhibition.
Art Historian Nikola Kusovac chose about 30 paintings which will be publicly displayed. These paintings represent the core of the Kapor’s artistic opus. These are mostly oil paintings on canvas and belong to private collections. The portraits of Desanka Maksimovic, Tina Ujevic, Jovan Raskovic, Che Guevara, Zuko Dzumhur and Saint Basil The great also will be exhibited. All these works were painted between 1954-2009.
Moma Kapor was born in Sarajevo in 1937. He graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Art in 1961 and he gained great popularity as a writer. He died in Belgrade in 2010.
The exhibition is organized by the Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics Hexalab and the Momcilo Moma Kapor Foundation and will be opened by Academician Matija Beckovic.