Last night, for the first time in 30 years of Serb-Croat conflict, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra played in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Later this week, the Belgrade Philharmonic will play in Zagreb and Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. The Slovene Philharmonic has already done the tour.
The initiative has been quietly put together by the three orchestral managers, Damjan Damjanovic, Miljenko Puljic and Ivan Tasovac. The first exchange concert last night was rapturously received. The series is titled Točka, tačka, pika, which means full stop, period, in the three languages.
Music is beginning to heal the wounds that politics made. The international community needs to give this initiative maximum support.
Here is an account in Croatian (let Google translate).