Chamber Music Festival Stradun Classic

2024 SPECIAL GUEST: MISCHA MAISKY

 

Renowned Croatian clarinetist Marija Pavlović, Artist Director of the annual Stradun Classic chamber music festival, brings to Dubrovnik innovative programs performed by a roster of outstanding international artists with whom she maintains a long-time collaboration.

Each program is conceived with a unique theme, combining beloved chamber works with lesser-known compositions that will bring freshness even to experienced listeners. The repertoire regularly includes pieces by Croatian composers, thereby promoting local culture and identity, with a spirit of international cooperation.

 

STRADUN CLASSIC 2024 – PROGRAM

Marija Pavlović, artistic director

Special guest – soloist Mischa Maisky, cello

 

GUEST ARTISTS:

Gordan Nikolić, violin/artistic leader SC festival Orchestra
Renata Pokupić, mezzo-soprano
Maria Meerovitch, piano
Justus Grimm, violoncello
Celine Flamen, violoncello
Roman Spitzer, viola
Milena Lipovšek, flute
Tom Owen, oboe
Marija Pavlovic, clarinet
Boštjan Lipovšek, horn
Pieter Nuytten, bassoon
Frano Kakarigi, doublebass


DSO MUSICIANS:

Đana Kahriman, violin
Mirabai Weismehl Rosenfeld, violin
Šimun Končić, viola
Matija Novaković, bassoon
Alena Shapachka, viola

 

PROGRAM 2024:

OUVERTURE
26.08. Monday, Rector’s Palace at 9 pm
R.Strauss:   Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85
L.van Beethoven:   The piano trio in B-flat major, Op.11
B.Papandopulo:    Scherzo nonet
J.N.Hummel:   Septet in D Minor, Op. 74

POSTCARDS
28.08. Wednesday, Rector’s Palace at 9 pm
M.Glinka:    Trio Pathetique
M.Reger:    Scherzino, WoO I/6
B.Britten:    Phantasy quartet, Op.2
I.Končić:   Fantastic suite
P.I.Tchaikovsky:    The string sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op.70

TRÄUME
30.08. Friday, Rector’s Palace at 9 pm
R.Strauss:     Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders, Op. 28
J.Brahms:    Piano quartet No.3
R.Wagner:   Wesendonck lieder ( transcription Simone Fontanelli)

FINALE
1.09. Sunday, Rector’s Palace at 9 pm
P.I.Tchaikovsky:   Nocturne, Op.19, No.4
M.Bruch:   Kol Nidrei , Op.47
P.I.Tchaikovsky:    Roccoco Variations
L.van Beethoven:    The Symphony No. 4 in B♭ major, Op. 60

 

 

 

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Photo by Mara Bratoš

Photo by Andrej Grilc

As Artist-in-Residence of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra since 2018, Marija Pavlović has also created the Stradun Classic Festival Orchestra, which gives the DSO musicians and guests artists the fantastic opportunity to perform side-by-side, led by the legendary concertmaster and artistic leader, Gordan Nikolić. For 20 years, Gordan was the Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra and is currently the Artistic Leader of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. He will be leading the Festival Orchestra as Concertmaster “primus inter pares” in the concert on the 23rd of September, 2023.

Performances take place in the extraordinary setting of the Rector’s Palace, a site included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

translated by Mirabai Weismehl Rosenfeld