Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will have a concert on Friday, October 21, at the Church of St. Dominic at 8:30 pm. The orchestra will be conducted by the Israeli conductor Noam Zur, who is conducting from 2001 in renowned concert halls and leading orchestras of the United States, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Switzerland, Austria, France, Estonia, Romania, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Italy. The last two years Zur was the musical director of the Opera Arias Festival"Tino Pattiera" which takes place in July and has the equally successful collaboration with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra during the year. As a soloist in Mozart's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra no. 4 in E flat major, Toni Kursar, the first horn player of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, will perform.
Kursar has won first prizes in national competitions during his schooling, and in 2004 he received the Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb, and the Ivo Vuljevic award of the Croatian Musical Youth. He worked in international youth orchestra YMISO, Young Dunav Philharmonic, Junge Philharmonie Salzburg, the Mostar Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordic Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra Liechtenstein. In 2006 he enrolled in graduate studies in the class of professor Radovan Vlatkovic on the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum" of Salzburg and 2008 he got his master's degree. He studied with H. Baumann, A. Friedrich, R. Vlatkovic, F. Re Wekre, F. Gabler, L. Garcia, B. Lipovsek.
In addition to Mozart's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra no. 4 in E flat major, the program includes Wagner Seifried Idyll, WWV 103 and Brahms Serenade no. 1 in D major, Op. 11th.