Ana Rucner welcomed in the first day of summer this morning with a spectacular concert on the Srd Mountain overlooking Dubrovnik. As the sun rose over the mountains in the distance and Dubrovnik was bathed in sunshine for the first time this summer Rucner along with friends performed a stunning concert.
This is the sixth year in a row that Rucner has held this “Welcome to Summer,” concert and as ever the music began at 5.00am. The interest was high with the atmospheric amphitheatre on Srd already completely full by 4.30 as locals and tourists enjoyed an early morning to remember.
“Welcome to Dubrovnik and welcome to summer,” commented Rucner as she opened up her concert. And through the concert she also showed her vocal talents, singing with a young opera singer, it was an action packed event.
This year along with the concert had a gypsy feel and Ana was joined on stage by a group of four female singers from Zagreb, a backing band, a band of brass instruments, an opera singer and even her brother who played violin. It was a morning full of music. The concert was attended by the new Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, along with dignitaries from the City of Dubrovnik.
On the first day of summer, which coincides with World Music day, this was a fitting start to the summer season.