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Featuring the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra and 

American Orchestra Musicians


Bosnian National Theatre, Sarajevo, December 31st, 2018


“Unity Through Music”, a New Year’s Eve Gala Concert is a celebration and cultural exchange to promote unity among nations and to honor the bond of friendship between the USA and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Radio Sarajevo Article:

Vienna's atmosphere in Sarajevo: With the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Waltz Sounds in New Year 2019

… As previously announced, this concert was an opportunity for the first time to hear the orchestral composition Bosnian Rhapsody, by Bosnian composer Dino Zonic. In the framework of orchestral film music, the author in this fifteen-minute orchestral work presents musical reminiscences and the mix of cultural influences that are encountered in our culture. 

Bosnian Rhapsody, whose premiere was conducted by the author himself was warmly accepted by the audience and it was awarded long-standing applause. 

The concertmaster of the orchestra, Marina Manukian (Enlightenment concert series) arrived from the US for this occasion, and the American motivational speaker Filippo Voltaggio (Life Changes Show) appeared on the scene as a master of ceremony. At the end of the concert, Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka sent a congratulatory message to the participants and the audience. 

More at the Radio Sarajevo:…/becki-ugodaj-u-saraje…/322933

The “Unity Through Music” project is sponsored by: The Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, US Embassy in Sarajevo, Japan Embassy in Sarajevo, Government of Canton Sarajevo, City of Sarajevo, and TV and Radio Sarajevo.

The “Unity Through Music” project was organized in association with: 

Marina Manukian, Violin/Concert Master, Artistic Director of Enlightenment Concert Series. The performing artists of Enlightenment Music Series are multi-generational expert chamber musicians, principal members of major orchestras, renowned soloists and Hollywood’s finest recording artists.


Filippo Voltaggio, speaker, author, and renowned host of the Life Changes Show, the Enlightenment Concert Series, and the Palm Springs Orchestra concert series.





Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra

The roots of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra reach back to the Austro - Hungarian empire. It is a pillar of music and culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its history includes performances by Conductor Zubin Mehta; José Carreras, Ruggero Raimondi, Cecilia Gasdia, Ildikó Komlósi, Yehudi Menuhin, Oskar Danon, and many more.  For more info please visit:

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