As part of the music program of the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival, a concert dedicated to Beethoven will be held by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with pianist Marijan Duzel, conducted by Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti, on Thursday, July 30th at 9.30 pm in the Gradac Park.
The festival performance of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra brings a program dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, although it will be opened by the overture to Rossini's opera Il turco in Italia. During the performance of the Beethoven's Fifth Concerto in E flat major, better known as the Imperial Concerto, the orchestra will be joined by award-winning Croatian pianist Marijan Duzel, who perfected his piano skills at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with Alexander Magyar. The second part of the musical evening in Gradac Park brings a performance of Beethoven's First Symphony.
The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra is an important part of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Dubrovnik and Croatia and is unavoidable part of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival program, where it regularly performs with top foreign and domestic soloists and conductors, mostly in the Rector's Palace atrium. Due to epidemiological measures, the stage of their festival performance this year is Gradac Park, under the direction of Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti, who was recently appointed chief guest conductor of the Tuscan Orchestra. This and the following season, she has been hired as an assistant conductor of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, with which she has already made her debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The conductor also recently made her first performance with the Pau Orchestra, conducting a performance of Schumann's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. The director of the orchestra, Frédéric Morando, said at the time that Beethoven's music was her specialty and that he considered her an exceptional artist with an incredible career ahead of her.
Tickets for the concert are available through the festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or the service www.ulaznice.hr and at the box office in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1).