A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Мала и скромна црква Светог Николе била је једино светилиште које су разорили терористи 11. септембра 2001. Нова грчка православна црква Светог Николе, коју је пројектовао реномирани архитекта Сантијаго Калатрава треба да почне са изградњом ове године, а биће завршена у року од 24 месеца.

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Турнеја је само средство за остваривање амбициозног циља који се односи на сакупљање новца од дијаспоре у САД, како би се изградила нова концертна сала филхармоније, наводи „Њујорк тајмс”.

„Док многи амерички оркестри бију битку са тешкоћама за опстанак, могли би да размисле о случају Београдске филхармоније, која је морала да превазиђе много веће изазове, од бруталних балканских ратова вођених деведесетих, али и политичких, социјалних и економских потреса који су их пратили”, пише Мајкл Купер, новинар „Њујорк тајмса”, започињући текст о америчкој турнеји Београдске филхармоније, која је завршена синоћ наступом у Карнеги холу у Њујорку.

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The audience rewarded the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra with several minutes of standing ovations for the final concert of its American tour, held in preeminent Carnegie Hall in New York. This historic concert marks the beginning of the new era of the orchestra’s international success.

In a concert hall that represents the artistic dream of any musician, the Belgrade Philharmonic was breathlessly listened to by more than 1500 people. Taking a firm step, the orchestra opened the grand finale of its first American tour with Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March. The voice of Željko Lučić, who joined the Belgrade Philharmonic by courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, raised a storm of delight in the audience. The unity and closeness felt in his appearance with the Belgrade Philharmonic brought them back on the stage for encore, in which they performed the aria Eri tu from Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.

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The concert at the Strathmore Music Center in Washington D.C was the third performance on the U.S. tour and, once again, the audience was completely enchanted. They first stood up for the American and Serbian national anthems at the beginning of the concert, but as the orchestra’s last tones reverberated in the hall they were on their feet again, calling for encore.

The Belgrade Philharmonic’s orchestra not only connected the Serbian and American audiences, but it also gathered members of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Beside the US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby, the concert was also attended by his predecessor Mary Warlick.

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The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ohio National Guard’s Army Band together performed the American and Serbian national anthems at the beginning of the concert at Cleveland’s Severance Hall. As a symbol of American-Serbian friendship, the musicians joined forces and played the two anthems in ceremonious fashion.

The Belgrade-based orchestra brought two programmes on the U.S tour and Cleveland got Khachaturian’s Masquerade and The Legend of Ohrid written by Stevan Hristić, a founder and the first Chief Conductor of the orchestra. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 is common to both programmes. The special performance, which the audience rewarded with ecstatic applause, was augmented by the acoustics of this dazzling concert hall, for which it is well-known around the world.

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Београдска филхармонија је величанственим наступом у Чикагу отворила своју прву турнеју по САД-у. Под управом маестра Мухаја Танга, уз чувеног баритона Жељка Лучића, изазвала је овације у пуној сали раскошне дворане Симфонијског центра у Чикагу.

Енергичним тактовима Словенског марша Чајковског, Београдска филхармонија је закорачала у своје музичке победе на најелитнијој међународној сцени. Одломци из  Вердијевих опера Магбет и Риголето, у маестралном извођењу Жељка Лучића, подариле су публици дух европске традиције, а Филхармоничарима ужитак да се представе са својим омиљеним солистом.

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Свет је ових дана обишла вест да је Ричард Ли Норис (39) из Мериленда, човек коме је пре две године урађена најкомпликованија трансплантација лица на свету поново ужива у животу и да је успео готово у потпуности да поврати некадашњи изглед. Више се не стиди да се слика, научио је поново да једе и говори и нашао је девојку. Захвалан је лекарима што су му вратили веру у живот, извевши једну од најкомпликованијих трансплантација у историји медицине.

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The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra arrived in windy Chicago, where they will start their American tour on Monday, 6 October.

The 108 members of the orchestra and support staff used their free time to rest and have fun in the USA's third largest city. The photo taken in the Millennium Park, with the Belgrade Philharmonic members reflecting in the symbol of modern Chicago, is the orchestra's first document created in North America. Cloud Gate, the mirror-like object seen in the photograph, is the first public sculpture of Anish Kapoor in this continent. It was designed to reflect the sights of the Millennium Park, celebrating the beginning of the new millennium, which is why it was symbolically chosen as the place of the Philharmonic's new success.

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