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Programme 2017

Thursday, July 13th
Roman Forum, 09:30 pm

Opera is in the Air

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE CROATIAN RADIO-TELEVISION

opening ceremony

Ivan Repušić, conductor
Evelin Novak, soprano
Jelena Kordić, mezzosoprano
Tomislav Mužek, tenor
Ante Jerkunica, bass
G. Verdi, G. Puccini, V. Bellini, G. Donizetti

Free entrance
Sunday, July 16th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

Stradivari at St Donat’s

ROMAN SIMOVIĆ, violin
MILENA SIMOVIĆ, viola

J. Brahms

70,00 kn

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Monday, July 17th

The Zadar Ninth

ZADAR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
CHOIR OF THE CROATIAN RADIO-TELEVISION
IVAN GORAN KOVAČIĆ ACADEMIC CHOIR

Ivan Repušić, conductor
Evelin Novak, soprano
Jelena Kordić, mezzosoprano
Tomislav Mužek, tenor
Ante Jerkunica, bass
L. van Beethoven

suggested contribution 40,00 kn

Thursday, July 20th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

Vinko Jelić: Audivi vocem

CHOIR OF THE CROATIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND THE BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

Tomislav Fačini, conductor
V. Jelić

60,00 kn

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Tuesday, July 25th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

Masters of Chamber Music

THE ZAGREB QUARTET

Marin Maras, violin
Davor Philips, violin
Hrvoje Philips, viola
Martin Jordan, cello
W.A. Mozart, D. Shostakovich

50,00 kn

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Wednesday, July 26th

Music in the Marina

THE ZAGREB QUARTET

Marin Maras, violin
Davor Philips, violin
Hrvoje Philips, viola
Martin Jordan, cello
W.A.Mozart, L. Sorkočević, P.I. Tchaikovsky, H.Purcell

Free entrance
Friday, July 28th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

A Musical Challenge

IL SOGNO BAROCCO

Paolo Perrone, Baroque violin and director
Gabriele Politi, Baroque violin
Rebeca Ferri, Baroque cello and Baroque flute
Francesco Tomasi, theorbo and Baroque guitar
Salvatore Carchiolo, harpsichord and organ
D. Scarlatti, A. Corelli, A. Scarlatti, G .F. Händel

70,00 kn

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Tuesday, August 1st
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

The Pride of the Zadar Music School

THE ZADAR CLARINET QUARTET

Abdul-Azziz Hussein, 1st clarinet
Ante Buturić, 2nd clarinet
Ivan Andrijević, 3rd clarinet
Lovre Lučić, bass clarinet
J. Francaix, F. Mendelssohn, T. Uhlik, G. Lago, T. Vidošić, A. Piazolla

50,00 kn

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Thursday, August 3rd

Marimba in the Marina

EVA MACH, violin
MARKO MIHAJLOVIĆ, marimba

J.M. Leclair, A. Piazzola, R. Gilièer, G.F. Händel

Free entrance
Sunday, August 6th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

Paganini and the Guitar

KREŠIMIR BEDEK, guitar
MARTIN DRAUŠNIK, violin

N. Paganini, M. de Falla – P. Kochanski, M. Miletić, B. Bartók, A. Piazzolla, P. de Sarasate

50,00 kn

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Thursday, August 10th
St Donat Church, 09:00 pm

Synergia6

NEMANJA RADULOVIĆ, violin
DEJAN SINADINOVIĆ, piano
TIJANA MILOŠEVIĆ, violin
KSENIJA MILOŠEVIĆ, violin
MILAN MILOŠEVIĆ, clarinet
ŽARKO PERIŠIĆ, bassoon

M. Glinka, S. Robinovitch, A. Khachaturian, W.A. Mozart

80,00 kn

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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:

Poljana Šime Budinića 3, 23000 Zadar
Tel. +385 (23) 627 762
info@kuzd.hr

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About Us

MUSICAL EVENINGS IN ST DONAT

Organization

Dina Bušić, Zadar Concert Office director
Sunčica Špoljarević, executive producer
Mario Smoljan, tehnical manager
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

  • Poljana Šime Budinića 3
  • 23000 Zadar – Croatia
  • +385 (23) 627 762
  • Zadar Concert Office
  • Željko Karavida
  • MUSICAL EVENINGS IN ST DONAT 2017.