The final week of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival offers a rich programme that fittingly rounds off the Festival’s anniversary season. Tonight, 22 August, at 9.30pm in the Rector’s Palace atrium, world-renowned young virtuosos, the cellist Luka Šulić and pianist Aljoša Jurinić, will be performing Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Brahms’ Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres, along with Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango.
After the Tuesday premiere, Ivo Vojnović’s Geranium directed by Marina Pejnović is on the Festival’s theatre programme until 24 August, performed each evening at 9.30pm in the Art School Park. Film buffs will enjoy two Motovun Film Festival showings at the terrace in front of the Orlando Youth Association. Traditionally, a grand closing concert is held on 25 August, this year with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and the talented percussionist Simone Rubino under the baton of maestro Enrico Dindo.
The concert’s impressive programme consists of Boris Papandopulo’s Overture for the Amphitryon opera, Avner Dorman’s concert for percussion and orchestra Frozen in Time and Maurice Ravel’s orchestration of Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. A short closing ceremony, which will include members of this season’s Drama and Music Festival Ensembles, will follow the concert.