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Free concerts under the stars as Zagreb Classic line-up announced

Zagreb Classic

Zagreb Classic (Photo credit: M. Gašparović)

Organised by the Zagreb Tourist Board, the City of Zagreb, and their partners, Zagreb Classic 2024 will take place at King Tomislav Square from 22nd June to 2nd July.

Over this period, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy nine free open-air concerts featuring top-notch classical music.

Zagreb Classic 2024 will showcase performances by the GK Komedija Ensemble, the Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, the HRT Jazz Orchestra, the HRT Symphony Orchestra, Tango y Cine, Urban&4, and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.

The festival, held annually since 2016, has achieved a cult status among artists and music enthusiasts, as evidenced by this year’s line-up.

Tomislavac square in Zagreb during classics

(Photo credit: M. MIhaljević/Zagreb Tourist Board)

The Zagreb Classic 2024 programme is organised in collaboration with the City of Zagreb and relevant offices. On this occasion, Mayor Tomislav Tomašević stated:

”This summer, Zagreb offers its citizens and visitors a series of cultural events, starting with a premier event for all classical music lovers, Zagreb Classic. This is a unique event held at one of Zagreb’s most beautiful squares.

Renowned musicians who have performed on many world stages will play works by Croatian and international composers. I invite all Zagreb residents to attend the concerts as part of this ever-growing event, which significantly contributes to the promotion and recognition of Zagreb, especially in the field of culture!”

On this occasion, Martina Bienenfeld, Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, said:

”Zagreb Classic once again ushers us into summer in the most beautiful way possible, with top-tier music classics, ballet performances, film scores, jazz standards, and contemporary works. Among others, this year’s line-up includes the world-renowned pianist Hyung-ki Joo, Italian virtuoso Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, soprano Caterina Iora, as well as local classical music stars.

This year’s edition features a special addition – two days dedicated to the Vienna Music Film Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy video projections of famous operas and operettas, such as Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ and Johann Strauss II’s ‘Die Fledermaus’.

Moreover, we invite citizens and visitors to take advantage of the opportunity to attend open rehearsals, which will enhance their experience. Zagreb Classic is a unique invitation to visit the capital city and immerse oneself in the extraordinary atmosphere that brings Zagreb’s cultural and musical heritage to life.

We invite everyone to join this musical journey and enjoy unforgettable moments under the stars.”

Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomasevic with Martina Bienenfeld

(Photo: Grad Zagreb)

Six concert programmes start at 21:00, while three begin at 20:30. In addition to performers from Croatia, musicians from Italy, the United Kingdom, and Poland will also participate.

The full programme is available at: Zagreb Classic. In case of unfavourable weather conditions, the events will be rescheduled or cancelled as circumstances allow.


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