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Eighth edition of Late Summer Music festival starts this week in Dubrovnik

Written by  Aug 27, 2020

From August 28 to September 23, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will once again organise the music festival "Late Summer Music Festival.” In the year in which the orchestra celebrates its 95th anniversary, the festival will be held in a slightly different edition than originally planned, but as in previous years, music lovers will be in for a treat. Nine concerts, and as every year, the festival program includes symphony concerts, recitals and jazz music, in this the eighth year that the festival has been held.

“The global pandemic has changed our lives, but despite all the challenges, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing audiences with the best of classical music and jazz. This year we are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. We will have several concerts exclusively of his music, and this year the concert of popular classics, jazz and film music prepared by the B&P Septet of the DSO is especially interesting. In moments of challenge and uncertainty, we believe that with our efforts and the incredible power of music, we will help heal and bring comfort in this chaotic time,” said the chief conductor of the DSO and music director of the festival, Marc Tardue.

The festival will be opened by the prominent pianist Jasminka Stančul, always a welcome guest to the orchestra and the city, while the concert will be conducted by the chief conductor of the DSO, Marc Tardue. On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, his piano concerto no. 1 in C major and symphony no. 8 in F major. The festival will be followed by cooperation with the Laus Academy Dubrovnik, professors Goran Končar, Leonid Sorokow, Bruno Vlahek and Dubravka Vukalović and their students. This is followed by a recital by Vida Veljak and Dora Iveković, a performance by the DSO String Quartet, and a recital by pianist Marin Limić; Brass & Percussion septet of the DSO preparing an attractive concert of popular classics, then a donation recital by Naire Asatrian for the Society of Dystrophics, as well as the crossover concert More Love Ensemble, which brings the works of the greatest Croatian composers in a completely new way.

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The program of the festival is published on the official website of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and the contact for additional information is +385 (0)20 417 110.

The festival is held in cooperation with the City of Dubrovnik, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the Rixos Hotel.


Pianist Jasminka Stančul


28.8. Friday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

Festival opening concert
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Marc Tardue, conductor (USA)
Jasminka Stančul, piano (Austria)

L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

1.9. Tuesday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

Violin Brillante
Laus Academy students and their professors
Goran Končar, violin
Leonid Sorokow, violin
D&B duo - piano a due, Bruno Vlahek & Dubravka Vukalović

Concert in cooperation with Laus Academy Dubrovnik, off programme

4.9. Friday

In front of the Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Marc Tardue, conductor (USA)

8.9. Tuesday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

Vid Veljak, cello
Dora Iveković, piano

L.van Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No. 2, Op. 5
D. Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
A. Piazzolla Le Grand Tango

11.9. Friday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

DSO String Quartet

L. van Beethoven String Quartet No.6 in B-Flat Major, Op.18
C. Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

15.9. Tuesday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

Marin Limić, piano

J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in D major
F. Chopin Etidas no. 8, op. 10 and no. 10, op. 25; Barcarolle op. 60
F. Listzt Etida Chasse-neige
M. Limić jr. Etidas no. 1 and 2, op. 2 and 4 preludes, op. 20
S. Prokofjev Sonata no. 7, op. 83

18.9. Friday

Rector's Palace at 9 pm

B&P (Brass & Percussion), DSO septet
Pop classic, film music, jazz

22.9. Tuesday

Rector's Palace at 9 pm

Naira Asatryan, piano
Concert dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven

L. van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op.27 ("Moonlight")
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 ("Pathétique")
Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.31 ("The Tempest")

Donation concert for Association for Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities from Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

25.9. Friday

Rector`s Palace at 9 pm

More Love Ensemble
Melita Lovričević, vocal and effects
Petar Ćulibrk, piano
Marko First, acoustic and electric violin
Luka Žužić, trombone, keyboard
Enos Kugler, drums


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