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Experience the magic of music in Dubrovnik this spring

Experience the Magic of Music in Dubrovnik this Spring

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (Photo credit: Vedran Levi)

DUBROVNIK, 25 April 2023 – Dubrovnik musical spring, the spring concert season of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, began on April 20th and will bring numerous concerts to the audience featuring conductors and soloists from Dubrovnik, Croatia, and abroad for the next two months.

The season started with the performance of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its conductor Ivan Hut, alongside one of the most prominent representatives of the younger generation of Croatian clarinetists, Bruno Philipp. Additionally, violinist Loris Grubišić and pianist Jadranka Garin held a recital, and the next cycle continues on Thursday, April 27th.

One of the most talented European conductors, Valentin Egel, will also be performing in Dubrovnik, while the audience at this concert will hear the first horn of the DSO, Toni Kursar, in Haydn’s Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in D major.

In early May, concerts in the atrium of the Duke’s Palace will begin, and for the first concert of the year at the Palace, which will be held on May 4th, we can expect a performance by bassoonist Matija Novaković with the DSO under the baton of Ivan Hut.

In the rest of the spring concert season, there will be performances by the DSO String Quartet and soprano Marija Kuhar Šoša, a cycle dedicated to the great Ludwig van Beethoven titled Beethoven Piano Cycle, which consists of three concerts by the esteemed pianist Đuro Tikvica with the DSO and conductors Uroš Lajovic and Ivan Hut.

On May 20th, we will have an evening dedicated to tango, with cellist Vid Veljak performing alongside the Brass&Percussion Ensemble of the DSO. The arrangements for this interesting music evening are by Damir Butigan.

In June, we will immerse ourselves in the music of Dubravko Detoni and Georges Bizet. On June 1st, the orchestra will perform Detoni’s “Transformations,” “Forgotten Music,” “Music a Cinque for Strings,” and “Quintet for Piano and String Quartet,” where members of the DSO will be joined by pianist Danijel Detoni. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Ivan Hut.

On June 6th, lovers of Spanish music will be able to enjoy works by E. Granados, I. Albéniz, and J. Malats performed by the young guitar virtuoso Zlatko Josip Grgić, who Spaniards have dubbed “The Torres Whisperer.” In June, we will also listen to DSO concertmaster Đana Kahriman with the orchestra and conductor Pavle Zajcev. An exceptionally interesting program titled “From Baroque to Rumba” will be performed by Zoltan Hornyanszki and István Römer.

Then, violinist Dan Zhu will bring the eight seasons (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) to the orchestra. Finally, Dubrovnik’s Music Spring will conclude on June 20th with our renowned cellist Monika Leskovar and the DSO String Quartet.

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will provide citizens and guests with two months of top-notch musical events, supported by the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and the Croatian Tourist Board.

Dubrovnik's music spring

More information is available on the DSO website, and all information about tickets can be obtained by calling 0191 613 7314.

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