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.
Clément Layes, a prominent Berlin artist, who has been awarded the Prix Jardin d'Europe Award for Best European Young Choreographer 2011, will perform his praised play "Title" on Tuesday, August 7, at 9.30 pm on the Revelin Fort Terrace. This guest performance is realized with the support of the Croatian Goethe-Institut.
While the international master class of violinist Stefan Milenković ends this evening with the concert of the participants in the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa, the international vocal master workshop of Krešimir Špicer is in progress. It started on July 26th and it will be held until 1st of August at Luka Sorkočević's Art School. The last day of the workshop, on Wednesday, August 1st starting at 9.30 pm in the Bunić-Kaboga Sumer Villa, the workshop will end with the concert of the participants dedicated to Baroque music and Lied
On the occasion of the first drama premiere at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, there is a 30% discount on this year's Festival bags and t-shirts in the souvenir shop of the Festival Palace – adress: Od Sigurate 1. The discount will be available on the days when the play Michelangelo will be performed – from July 27th to July 31st.
The first drama premiere at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Michelangelo by Sebastijan Horvat and Milan Matthis Marković, based on Miroslav Krleža's play Michelangelo Buonarroti, directed by Sebastijan Horvat and co-produced by the Festival and the Croatian National Theatre Ivan von Zajc of Rijeka, will be premiered under the sponsorship of HEP on 27 July in the Benedictine monastery ruins on the Island of Lokrum. A press conference was held at the Festival Palace on the occasion of the upcoming premiere of the play, which was already proclaimed a theatrical event of the summer by some critics.
Dance performance Macbeth will be presented as a part of Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Thursday, July 26th, at 9.30 pm on the Revelin Fort Terrace. It's made after William Shakespeare's play, produced by Bitef Theatre and Tivat Culture Center. This production of Dance performance Macbeth follows the already established Bitef Dance Company policy which adheres to the intention of presenting new streams of dance theatre development to its audience, through choreographed staging of great literary works. The works staged so far are Shakespeare’s Othello, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Moliere’s Don Juan, Aristophanes’ Birds…