October has never been more exciting. Actually, it has been for the last five years now thanks to the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Autumn Music Variety cycle. So, for five years in a row DSO has been making Octobers more and more compelling. This is achieved by offering a musical program with a spectrum of musical hearings. From classical music and pop to gypsy jazz music this festival is for anyone that just loves music. No matter what your musical preferences are the DSO is providing a program that will keep you warm this Autumn.
This year’s cycle consists of four concerts and is proud to announce that it’s participants are well known Croatian musicians. Alongside the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the audience will enjoy Slobodan Begić, conductor, Tomislav Fačini, conductor, Marc Tardue, conductor (USA), Martina Zadro, soprano, Džemal Cakić, trumpet, Stefani Grbić, piano, Dora Kamber, violin and Pero Škobelj, guitar. This music cycle will begin on Sunday 13/10 and will end on Friday 25/10.
On Sunday 13/10 at the Sponza Palace at 8.30 pm the audience will enjoy a chamber concert by violinist Dora Kamber and guitarist Pero Škobelj. They will be playing pieces from Baroque by S.L. Weiss Ciaccona in G major. Following Weiss will be pieces by Austrian composer F. Schubert Arpeggione sonata in A minor. The programme will be continued by Croatian composer which passed away last year M. Miletić with the piece Sonatina for violin and guitar. In conclusion visitors will find pleasure in Argentinean composer A. Piazzola and the pieces, Histoire du Tango, Café 1930 and Nightclub 1960.
Tuesday 15/10 brings a different type of DSO concert. At 8:30pm at the Rector’s Palace the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Ensemble alongside Slobodan Begić, conductor and trumpeter Džemal Cakić will deliver a Film Music program that consists all of the world’s favourite pieces heard in admired movies. The program will include popular themes from movies and shows such as those from Game of Thrones, James Bond, the Godfather, Titanic, Memoirs of a Geisha, Scent of a Woman, as well as well-known Sway, Guantanamera, Manha de Carnaval, The shadow of your smile, The best of Queen, the Beatles forever, Volare, New York New York and many other.
The third Concert of this musical cycle continues with DSO alongside Croatian conductor Tomislav Fačini and pianist Stefani Grbić. They will be playing at the Rector’s Palace at 8:30 pm. Program includes Concert for orchestra (2nd paragraph) by Croatian composer I. Končić, Concert for piano and orchestra in C major, KV. 467 by W. A. Mozart and Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90,'Italian' by F.B. Mendelssohn.
The last Concert of the Autumn Variety Festival will end once again with the Orchestra playing alongside chief conductor Marc Tardue. At 8:30pm at the Franciscan Church, Croatian soprano Martina Zadro will accompany the Orchestra and our conductor. Program consists of a pieces from W.A. Mozart.