Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
By: Ekrem Dupanović, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Alfred Nobel
Sarajevo these days – during the Sarajevo Evenings of Music – at least in traces reminds me of the Sarajevo Film Festival. There are a lot of artists from the region you can see in the streets, a lot of tourists and great music evenings. Every plane in the last three days flew in an exceptional musician or two, to reinforce the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra for the Saturday’s concert by Ivo Pogorelić. Works to be performed are by Frédéric Chopin and Alexander Borodin. The special charm of this concert is that Pogorelić doesn’t perform with an orchestra very often, but this time he will, with the Sarajevo Philharmonic.
Today we publish a column by Bane Brkljač, Stories from the Past: Nobel Laureates. Be sure to read it. A very interesting take on life after death, or how people become mediums and continue to communicate even after they leave this world.
Elena Mladenovska-Jelenković today sent a new video of Winery Tikveš for a line of wines Alexandria Cuvée. I like Tikveš, not only because of the excellent wines – I like the people who represent the winery. Sveto Janevski, president and owner of the winery, is an extraordinary man. You rarely meet such people, and therefore they are forever engraved on your memory. A few months ago I was in Banja Luka, at a dinner on the occasion of 130 years of Tikveš, and then I listened to Sveto’s keynote address. Among other things, explaining why he sold the very successful Skopje Brewery, and embarked on the adventure of grapes and wines when the job is very uncertain because it depends on the quality of grapes and the weather. “Because I have the need to constantly change something. Every morning when I get up, I first think what I’m going to change that day. If you have no idea what to change, stay in bed all day, there’s no reason for you to get up,” Sveto said. Remember what he said, and change. Nothing in the future is certain except change, get used to it.
Elena Mladenovska-Jelenković, marketing director of Winery Tikveš, is great for collaboration and it’s a real pleasure for me to work with her. It’s not a substantial cooperation, but it is very enjoyable.
I received a call from Aljoša Bagola from Pristop. He was interested in advertising Effie awards on the portal. He promised to send me these days new campaigns of Telekom Slovenia. I know that Aljoša always works a lot, but now I felt in his voice that he should relax a bit and unwind.
There was a coffee with Amir about arranging the websites for AD Woman of the Year, Art&Business Conference and the Art&Business Award. We should soon announce the categories and criteria for application. We’re making a plan.
Tonight (Thursday) is the concert by the Tartini Quartet in Vijećnica. I very much look forward to meeting again with Miran, Romeo, Aleksandar and Miloš. When they last played in Sarajevo, Vedrana and I hosted them at dinner. And we will do so tonight as well.
Tomorrow (Friday) hall Mirza Delibašić, in Skenderija, will host the concert of 2Cellos. This concert is not held within SVEM, but has nicely coincided. For a long time I haven’t been going to concerts that are held in large sports hall, but this time I will, because I haven’t had a chance to listen to them before. I missed them twice. Not this time.
And, on Saturday, of course, Ivo Pogorelić.
A lot of good music is concentrated in the five days of Sarajevo Evenings of Music.
Congrats Ninoslav Verber!
Sarajevo, 12 May, 2016.