International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik is going to bring beautiful music to our town for the 4th year in a row. It starts on August 26th and ends at Semptember 23rd and there will be 16 different concerts in the Rector's Palace.
Damir Milat, director of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, has proudly presented the Festival on the press conference that was held today.
- This is quality festival that brings quality artists – said Milat and emphasized the role of Maestro Christoph Campestrini, who is music director of the Festival and well known to the audience all over the world.
Matija Novakovic, president of the Arts Council of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, has said that Festival is modest when it comes to budget, but when it comes artistic accomplishments it's everything besides that. He also emphasized the importance of supporting the young artists.
As a representative of the City of Dubrovnik came the Deputy Mayor Tatjana Simac Bonacic who said that Dubrovnik strongly supports the Festivals for years now and will keep doing it in the future.
- The additional experience is the location – the Rector's Palace – added Simac Bonacic and said ''thanks'' from the City of Dubrovnik.
In 2016, new series of great concerts are coming. The beginning of the festival will be organized in cooperation with Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra is preparing new concerts where the audience will have an opportunity listen to a great soloists such as Martina Filjak, Yuri Favorin, Daniel Froschauer, Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Maroje Brčić, Elisabeth Most, Edin Karamazov, Đana Kahriman, Diana Haller, Janja Vuletić, James Dick, Andrew Tyson, Renata Pokupić, Naira Asaitran and others. As the conductor will also perform Canadian Charles Olivieri-Munroe, German conductor Stefan Sanderling, as well as the two Croatian conductors - Tomislav Fačini and Mladen Tarbuk.
Mladen Tarbuk, also an Artistic Director of Dubrovnik Summer Festival, was there to emphasize the connection between two festivals.
- It's important to have culture outside the Dubrovnik Summer Festival too – said Tarbuk and said that the ''Spanish note'' from the Dubrovnik Summer Festival has transfered to the Late Summer Music Festival. He added that he strongly believes in the future of the young artists and in the future colaboration.
Yana Tiefbenkel, director of the project ''Key to the Future'' said that programme includes artists who have a vision and are shaping the future of the art. She added that this is a great way to uninte the culture scene of Croatia.
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra is supporting the young artists and to show that they have presented young addition to their orchestra on todays press conference: Azusa Ymauchi from Japan, Alena Shapacka from Belrus, Hiwote Taddese who has roots in Etiopia and Dana Kahriman, Iva Vukic and Karmen Pervitic from Dubrovnik.