The early programme of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which will traditionally be held from 10 July to 25 August on around twenty site-specific locations in Dubrovnik, was presented to the public by the Artistic Director of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival Dora Ruždjak Podolski, Assistant Director for Theatre Saša Božić, Assistant Director for Music Tomislav Fačini, Assistant Director for Innovative Cultural Practices Karolina Rugle and Executive Director of the Festival Ivana Medo Bogd
Dubrovnik Celebrates Heritage - Opera Gala performed on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of inclusion of the Old City of Dubrovnik on UNESCO's World Heritage List
The gala concert on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of inclusion of the Old City of Dubrovnik on UNESCO's World Heritage List and the 10th anniversary of inclusion of the Festivity of St Blaise on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, was performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ivan Josip Skender, with renowned soloists Marija Kuhar Šoša, Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, Domagoj Dorotić and Ljubomir Puškarić, last night, 1 February at the main conference hall of Hotel Rixos Libertas.
Opera Gala on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of inclusion of the Old City of Dubrovnik on UNESCO's World Heritage List
The gala concert on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of inclusion of the Old City of Dubrovnik on UNESCO's World Heritage List and the 10th anniversary of inclusion of the Festivity of St Blaise on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ivan Josip Skender, with renowned soloists Marija Kuhar Šoša, Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, Domagoj Dorotić and Ljubomir Puškarić, will take place on Friday, 1 February at 20:00 at the main conference hall of Hotel Rixos Libertas. Tickets are available at the price of 70 KN and 100 KN.
Cultural and artistic project Port of Dreamers was presented by the Festival Artistic Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski, Assistant Artistic Director Saša Božić and project partners Milan Vračar from the Kulturanova civil society organisation from Novi Sad and Benjamin Virc from the Slovene National Theatre of Maribor on 16 December at the Festival Palace. The presentation was followed by Romana Pozniak’s lecture on migrations and asylum in the context of contemporary society and the lecture of Tvrtko Barun, the head of the Jesuit Refugee Service South-East Europe.
The lab is a part of the Future Epics project, envisioned to highlight the suppressed and forgotten historical narratives through arts. The project is a two-year Creative Europe cooperation between Heartefact (Serbia), Tasca (Spain), Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden) and Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia). This Lab is the first out of three labs that will be organized as a part of the project.
In an interview with musicologist and our Assistant Artistic Director for innovative cultural practices Karolina Rugle, Cameron Carpenter reveals his impressions of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, of music, and classical music especially, organ as an instrument, an experience of being an artist... Read the interview and find out more about the intellectual, individualistic, one might even say eccentric, persona behind one of the world greatest and most interesting organists.
69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival in numbers
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has gathered almost 2,000 artists from all over the world who presented 86 drama, music, dance, folklore, film, art and other programmes in 47 days, from 10 July to 25 August at 30 site-specific venues and stages of Dubrovnik to the international audience of approximately 60,000 domestic and foreign guests.
Famous organist Cameron Carpenter to perform with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra at the closing of the Festival
Top American organist Cameron Carpenter will perform with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni in the grand concert finale of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival in front of St Blaise's Church on Saturday, 25 August at 22:00. The concert will be broadcast live by Croatian Television Channel 1and Croatian Radio Channel 3.
The Motovun Film Festival arrives at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival for the first time ever with one of its specialties - movie projections on unexpected locations, under the open sky, in places where movies never run, on August 23rd and 24th. And where? That will be our little secret until the last minute!
The music program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival will continue with a unique concert that will be held under the title Guitarrismo on Thursday, August 16th, at 9.30 pm in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace. Eight excellent guitarists will share the stage: Zoran Dukić, Petrit Çeku, Morana Pešutić, Tomislav Vukšić, Tvrtko Sarić, Krešimir Bedek, Pedro Ribeiro Rodrigues and Maroje Brčić. With the selection of the best compositions and arrangements for different guitar compositions, the concert also features the premiere of Goran Tudor’s piece for eight guitars - Bašamar.
The music program of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival continues with the concert in the Rector's Palace atrium by Andreas Ottensamer, the first clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist José Gallardo on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, beginning at 9.30 pm, with the support of the Central European Initiative (CEI), which is currently being presided by Croatia.
The 69th Festival currently hosts Maria João Pires' International Piano Workshop which lasts until Tuesday, 7 August, when the closing concert of the participants will be held at the Rector's Palace at 21:30. Free tickets for the concert are available from Saturday at the Box Office at the Festival Palace. The workshop, which is part of Maria João Pires' Partitura project, will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 August.
This year's winner of the Grammy Award for the Best Classical Instrumental Solo Album and Laureate of the world's most honored piano prizes Daniil Trifonov will perform at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with a program dedicated to Chopin on Monday, August 6, at 9.30 pm in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace.