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Programme 2016

Monday, July 11th
Roman Forum, 09:30 pm

Fil(m)harmonic

Zagreb Philharmonic

Krešimir Batinić, conductor
Charlie Chaplin: The Kid

Free entrance
Wednesday, July 13th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

The Girls Play Flutes…

ZAGREB FLUTE ENSEMBLE

B. Rezić, P. Obradović, I. Clarke, P. Angerer, M. Rabadan, E. Grieg

50,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Saturday, July 16th

Beethoven is a Must - The Fate

ZADAR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Roman Simović, violin (Montenegro)
Ivan Repušić, conductor

L. van Beethoven, M. Bruch

suggested contribution 40,00 kn
Monday, July 18th

Beethoven is a Must - The Pastoral

ZADAR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Roman Simović, violin (Montenegro)
Milena Simović, viola (Montenegro)
Ivan Repušić, conductor

W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven

suggested contribution 40,00 kn
Wednesday, July 20th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

One Night with one guitar

Petar Čulić, guitar

J. K. Mertz, P. Čulić, D. Scarlatti, I. Albeniz, F. Mignone, W. Walton, A. Piazzolla, M. Castelnuovo

50,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Sunday, July 24th

From Weimar to Zadar

AMALIA, string quartet (Germany)

Katja Repušić, piano

G. Puccini, G. Verdi, D. Shostakovich

50,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Monday, July 25th
Roman Forum, 08:30 pm

Strauss and Shostakovich on a Summer Holiday

MEDITERRANEAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA (France)

Marko Letonja, conductor (Slovenia)
Grigory Solovyov, bass (Russia)

M. P. Mussorgsky, R. Strauss, D. Shostakovich

40,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Tuesday, July 26th

Music in the Marina

DUO IMPRESSIONS

Slađana Čolović, guitar
Anita Primorac, percussions

H. Arlen, J. Pernambuco, C. Domeniconi, F. Tarrega, A. Piazzolla

Free entrance
Friday, July 29th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

…and the Boys Play Guitars!

Guitar quartet: Zoran Dukić, Petrit Çeku, Maroje Brčić, Tvrtko Sarić 

L. Bocherini, M. Ravel, I. Albeniz, B. Šipuš, A. Piazzolla, M. De Falla, F. M. Torroba

70,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Sunday, July 31st
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

The Northern Breeze

ARDEMUS, saxophone quartet (The Netherlands)

J. Rivier, G. Lago, B. Papandopulo, G. Ligeti

60,00 kn

ULAZNICE

Tuesday, August 2nd

Music in the Marina

ARDEMUS, saxophone quartet (The Netherlands)

G. F. Händel, G. Lago, A. Piazzolla, P. Iturralde, F. Farkas, E. Grieg, D. Šostakovič

Free entrance
Wednesday, August 3rd
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

One Saint, Three Furies and a Thousand Miracles

KATARINA LIVLJANIĆ & ENSEMBLE DIALOGOS (France)

Swithun!

80,00 kn

ULAZNICE

TICKETS

CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE ZADAR BOX OFFICE

On working days: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
On Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
On Sundays: closed

Contact:

Široka ulica 8, 23000 Zadar
Tel. +385 23 314552
blagajna@hnk-zadar.hr

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AT CONCERT VENUES

One hour before the concert

About Us

MUSICAL EVENINGS IN ST DONAT

Organization

Dina Bušić, Zadar Concert Office director
Sunčica Špoljarević, executive producer
Željko Karavida, official photographer

Administrative Council

Božidar Kalmeta Radovan Dunatov
Roman Segarić, president
Branka Radman
Renato Švorinić
Jelka Milošević
Dina Bušić
Linda Ivić Bijuklić
Denis Ikić
Frane Skoblar
Jurica Šoša, Artistic Director

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Musical Evenings

"Two very old wishes inspired me to found the Musical Evenings:
I wanted to convert St Donat's Church into a concert venue and I wanted Zadar to have its own orchestra again.”"

(PavleDešpalj, conductor and founder of the Musical Evenings in St Donat’s)

The Musical Evenings in St Donat’s is a musical manifestation that underwent several conceptual changes over more than half a century, and each of those changes may be considered successful.

The initial years passed in endeavours, on the one hand, to bring renowned international and national musicians to Zadar and, on the other hand, to use the influence of the Evenings to strengthen the local, Zadar-based musicians, to enable them to participate in the festival programme on equal basis.

A significant turning point occurred in 1975 and the change lasted until 1990. The festival programme increasingly and more systematically focussed on the earlier centuries of music history, following, but also setting current trends, under the studious attention of a divided audience that either ecstatically welcomed the new concept, or openly criticised it.

After a dramatic interruption in 1991 and even more dramatic performance under artillery fire in 1992 and 1993, the Evenings were conceptually renewed in 1994. At that time an effort was made to continue building the manifestation within given material circumstances, based on the foundations of what the preceding years defined as the true programme value.

The given themes delineated their contentbased on the principles of music being a unique and integral notion. The theme content wasn’t aligned with the strictly set boundaries between old and new music; it was enriched with a music stage, contemporary Croatian music creation and the Zadar reproductive forces.

More than half a century passed from the initial idea of the Zadar-native conductor PavleDešpalj and its realisation. During that period the Musical Evenings in St Donat’s became one of the oldest Croatian festivals, which every year reinvigorates the warm Zadar summer nights with the quality and inventiveness of its programmes and its conception.

The founder’s wishes fully came true. Not only did the Church of St Donat’s become a concert venue, but it also flourished into one of the most attractive concert venues in Croatia. Furthermore, the Zadar Chamber Orchestra, which started its work under maestro Dešpalj at the 1st Musical Evenings in St Donat’s, has become one of the best Croatian ensembles of its kind, presently conducted by maestro Ivan Repušić.

Contact

Musical Eveninigs in St Donat – Zadar Concert Office

  • Trg Petra Zoranića 1
  • 23000 Zadar – Croatia
  • +385 23 315 807
  • +385 23 300 430
  • Zadar Concert Office
  • Željko Karavida
  • MUSICAL EVENINGS IN ST DONAT 2017.