The Future of Ambiance Symposium is a project headed by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival on the 70th anniversary of its exploration of ambiance and site-specific performances, and as a part of the 2-year Future Epics project which is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme –Culture subprogramme. From 18 to 20 July, the Symposium will gather relevant European and domestic artists, scientists and experts in contemporary site-specific performance in a number of locations around Dubrovnik. A special emphasis will be put on the history of Dubrovnik’s ambiance, on the challenges of festivalization and of festivals as cultural destinations, and on new ambiance.
The Zagreb Soloists and pianist Martina Filjak performed Papandopulo, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Schönberg last night, 14 July, in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace in front of a large crowd of foreign and local music lovers. The two-hour concert by beloved Festival and Dubrovnik guests delighted the audience.
Lauba’s Fascinations – the first exhibition at the anniversary 70 Dubrovnik Summer Festival – was opened on July 12 in the atrium of the Sponza palace. The works of seven contemporary artists were presented to the Festival audience: Gordana Bakić, Marija Ujević Galetović, Duje Jurić, Alem Korkuta, Kristijan Kožul, Đuro Seder and an artistic duo from New York TARWUK. The Siniša Majkus work Red Rock is also showcased.
After the grand gala concert in front of the St. Blaise church the previous day, the music programme at the anniversary 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival goes spectacularly on in collaboration with the Caboga Stiftung foundation. On July 12 2019 at 9.30pm Schubert’s Winterreise will be performed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning Croatian musicians bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac and pianist Danijel Detoni, in the dazzling Bunić-Kaboga summer villa.
A gala concert will start off the music programme of the 70th and anniversary edition of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Thursday 11 July at 9.30pm with performances by the Lower Saxony State Orchestra and the Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir with their distinguished soloists – soprano Evelin Novak, mezzo-soprano Janja Vuletić, tenor Tomislav Mužek and bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac – under the baton of maestro Ivan Repušić. The concert will be held on the open festival stage in front of the Saint Blaise church. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is on the repertoire.
The Festival’s Celebratory Summer - The 70th Anniversary Edition of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival Starts on 10 July!
Raising the Libertas flag to the verses of The Hymn to Liberty in front of St Blaise’s Church on Wednesday, 10 July at 21 will mark the opening of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which will traditionally take place from 10 July to 25 August at more than thirty site-specific locations in Dubrovnik. The programme of the Festival’s anniversary season as well as many other interesting facts were presented to the public by the Artistic Director of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival Dora Ruždjak Podolski and Executive Director Ivana Medo Bogdanović on Wednesday, 3 July, at the Hotel Excelsior.
One of the greatest living music legends, singer whose world glory lasts more than half a century, Tom Jones performed on 1 July, in front of the Dubrovnik Cathedral. This spectacular concert was organized by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in collaboration with Star production.
On the day of the concert, on Monday 1 July, there will be two entrances for visitors with seating tickets: the first entrance will be between the Church of St. Blaise and Gradska Kavana and the second entry will be at the end of street Od Puča, next to the Gundulić Square. The entry for the audience with standing tickets will be on the side of the Old Port towards the Držić Square. Entrance for the audience will be open from 20:45.
After Zagreb, Zadar and Vienna, the Zagreb Guitar Quartet and actor Duško Modrinić will tell a story about Bersa’s life in his hometown of Dubrovnik. The programme entitled Bersa and His Contemporaries will take place on Saturday, 18 May at 20:00 at the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa as a continuation of collaboration between the Caboga Stiftung Foundation, Dubrovačka baština d.o.o. and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.