“The music that fills all pieces of your soul!” it is a description of last night’s concert in St Simeon’s Church in Zadar. Traditional finale of brilliant programme of the 54th Musical Evenings in St Donat ended the oldest music festival in Zadar in monumental style with talented Zadar musicians assembled in Zadar Chamber Orchestra which rises with every performance. In the first part of the concert, “seraphic orchestra” afforded a real pleasure to the lovers of classical music with Mozart’s Adagio and fugue in c minor, while violinist Marco Graziani excelled by Concerto for violin and orchestra in A major, no. 5. Numerous faces of crowded Church already shined with pleasure, and the piece written by contemporary Norwegian composer that followed raised the euphoria to the limits. Excellent chamber choir Ivan Filipović, associated with young Zadar musicians under the direction of Goran Jerković, surprised the audience with high level of vocal technique and magnificent interpretation. Sunrise mass written by Ola Gjeilo brilliantly depicts eternally interesting secrets of the universe, and movements with programmatic names specifically refer to the origin of the universe. Music which “causes ecstasy and approaches to the sublime” presented appropriate finish to the successful season of the Musical Evenins whose upward trajectory reached fortissimo. Satisfied with summer in antique City magnified with daedal concerts, we are looking forward to the next year’s festival which offers promising program!
THE LAST CONCERT OF THE 54TH MUSICAL EVENINGS IN ST DONAT
CLASSICAL MOZART AND CONTEMPORARY GJEILO IN PERFORMANCE OF EXCELLENT CROATIAN MUSICIANS
At Thursday, August 14th beginning at 9pm, this year’s season of Musical Evenings in St Donat will reach the final concerto. Traditional finale with unavoidable Zadar Chamber will be performed in acoustical space of St Simon’s Church. Under the artistic direction of violinist and soloist of this concerto, Marco Graziani, Zadar Chamber Orchestra will perform with Chamber Choir Ivan Filipović led by Goran Jerković.
BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE OF ORQUESTRINA BABORÁK IN ST DONAT
The penultimate concerto of 54th Musical Evenings in St Donat continued with the upward trajectory of first-class performance. The biggest Czech virtuosi assembled in unprofitable ensemble Orquestrina Baborák under the artistic direction of prestigious world horn player Radek Baborák last night fulminated in the medieval Zadar’s Rotonde. Ensemble which functions “as one body” by surprisingly good mutual appreciation of great musicians and excellent feeling for music, performed selected pieces from the classical music with dance elements in superior arrangements written by 20th century authors.