Music and Wine – a humanitarian event

Let’s enjoy the afternoon together while helping poor families with children all over Serbia.

We will taste superb wines from Belgrade Viticultural Region, listen to the premiere of violin and piano sonata, be entertained by popular songs, compete in the wine auction, and enjoy food specialties from Belgrade region, all to benefit humanitarian organization Pomoć Srpskoj Deci.

Musicians have donated their performances and organizer has donated space, food and wine so that gross income can go into donation.

Now it’s your turn!

Expected minimum donation for attendance is 3.000 dinars, but you can give more.

Guests are also expected to actively bid in the wine auction.

If you are unable to come, you can still help – write to us at info@belgradewineries.rs and we’ll send you instructions for payment.

Seating is very limited and reservations are required. To reserve your seats click here.

Program

 

14:00 Welcome

Socializing while sipping Jeremić wines. Cellar tour.

15:00 Concert

Milica Lundin, piano
Ljiljana Milovanović Jovanović, soprano

• Edvard Grieg: “Solveigs sang”
• Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (lyrics by Erik Axel Karlfeld): “Aspåkers-Polska”
• Hugo Alfven: “Jag längtar dig”
• Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden (King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway): “Beacoup d’ amour”
• Vincenzo Bellini: Amina’s aria “Ah,non credea mirarti” from the opera “La Sonnambula” (with the cadenzas as sung by Jenny Lind)

Dragana Anđelić Bunjac, piano
Nataša Jović Trivić, mezzosoprano

• D.Golemović: “Three Gypsy Songs”
• Traditional Russian Song: „Очи черные“
• Traditional Russian Song: „Яамщчик не гони лoшадей“
• N.Rotta: „Parla più piano“
• A.Lara: „Granada“
• G.Bizet: „Habanera“ aria from „Karmen“

16:00 Wine tasting

Getting to know wines from Belgrade region, including wines that will be auctioned off.

16:30 Introduction to Pomoć Srpskoj Deci

A few words about the recipient of the donation, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping poor children in Serbia.

16:35 Wine Auction

  • Jeremić Winery – Smederevo
  • Plavinci Organic Wines – Grocka
  • Trišić Winery – Vranić
  • Zorča Winery – Lazarevac
  • Srž Milovanović Winery – Lazarevac
  • Pantić Winery – Mladenovac
  • Despotika Winery – Dobri do
  • Plavinac Winery – Smederevo
  • Janko Winery – Smederevo

17:15 Dinner

Continued socializing with wine and food from the Belgrade viticultural region.

Organizers

 

Belgrade Winemakers Association

Belgrade Viticultural Region has five appellations: Avala-Kosmaj, Dubona, Grocka, Lazarevac and Smederevo and 14 wineries: Despotika, Emporio, Gajić, Janko, Janovi vinogradi, Jeremić, Mons Aureus, Pantić, Plavinac, Plavinci, Srž Milovanović, Tomašević, Trišić and Zorča.

We are officially recognized organization of producers of wine with protected denomination of origin “Belgrade”. We are the guardians of geographical origin and quality of wines coming out of this region. Through denomination study filed at the Ministry in charge of Agriculture we set and enforce the standards for the production of high quality wines in the Belgrade Viticultural Region.

What makes our wines excel is primarily the river Danube, a body of water so large that its influence extends well inland, affecting all five appellations. Each appellation in turn has specific soil conditions and mesoclimate as well as selected grape varieties that thrive under those specific conditions – after all where can you get a better wine from Smederevka grapes than in Smederevo appellation!

International Women’s Club – Belgrade

The International Women’s Club of Belgrade is a non-government, non-profit organization consisting of members from approximately 40 different countries. IWC members are ladies from the diplomatic and business communities, temporarily located in Belgrade, and local woman of the same profile with experience of membership in similar clubs from abroad. The Club’s goals are to promote friendship and solidarity among women, help them adjust to their host country and understand and fraternize with the local culture, and to contribute to it with charitable and philanthropic actions.

The club has existed in this form for approximately 30 years, but has been officially registered in 2011. It is best known for its popular Charity Bazaar, which takes place every year during the first week of December. The Bazaar gathers participants from several dozen countries, many embassies, and several thousand visitors and, and in just last 10 years, has collected more than 560,000 euros of donations. Funds gathered at the Bazaar have found their way to numerous recipients among marginalized groups, medical services, institutions for education and many other hands in need of help and assistance.

Transparency

Event is organized so that all the proceeds go directly to Pomoć Srpskoj Deci, using a special code to mark it as a donation from this event. Organizers do not collect any money themselves. All expenses are born by the organizers and musicians have donated their talent and time – 100% of receipts go to the charity.

Pomoć Srpskoj Deci has signed a contract in which it has earmarked received funds for specific purposes ahead of the event. It has also obliged itself to provide detailed accounting with copies of the receipts, to be published online.