international late summer music festival

International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik

The 5th International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik will bring a series of outstanding classical music pieces to the atrium of Rector’s Palace from August 26 to September 22. Organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the festival will bring numerous internationally acclaimed musicians to one of the Old Town’s most popular stages and treat visitors to 15 different events, including symphony and chamber music concerts and recitals. Renowned Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini serves as the festival’s musical director and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will welcome a number of well-known Croatian and international artists.

The festival opens with the works of M. Meštrović, W.A. Mozart and G. Fauré performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Dubrovnik Chamber Choir, the Cantores sancti Marci Oratory choir, soprano Monika Cerovčec and baritone Leon Košavić on Saturday, August 26 at 9 pm. The traditional collaboration with the Laus Academy Dubrovnik will bring the famous pianist Ida Gamulin and cellist David Grigorian to the festival and legendary pianist Dubravka Tomšić Srebotnjak will join the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra on August 29 to perform the works of R. Schumann and A. Dvořák.

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Armenian pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan and Russian violinist Leonid Sorokow will perform a recital on August 31 and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Đana Kahriman will kick off the September concert series with a solo performance. Other musicians scheduled to perform at this year’s festival include Croatian clarinetist Radovan Cavallin, guitarist Maroje Brčić, Russian violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and Italian lutenist Luca Pianca. Renowned Croatian jazz musician Matija Dedić will introduce his new album with a special guest performance from the world famous accordion player Merima Ključo on September 14. Canadian conductor Marc Tardue will make his Dubrovnik debut on September 19 and the closing concert on September 22 will feature the internationally acclaimed Croatian pianist Martina Filjak.

The International Late Summer Music Festival was launched in 2013 with the aim to keep music and cultural vibrancy alive in Dubrovnik after the closing of the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The event has been very well received by Dubrovnik audiences and is now held every year from late August to late September.

Information and tickets are available on the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra website at and at several locations in the Old Town.

Dubrovnik accommodation

Visitors planning to come to Dubrovnik in the late summer can find exceptionally comfortable rooms and luxury suites at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel. Located in Srebreno, a scenic village near Dubrovnik, the 5-star hotel sits right on the seafront near a beautiful beach, and offers spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea and the nearby islands. It is ideally situated for a relaxing vacation, far enough away from the bustle of Dubrovnik, but only a short ride away from the city’s historic core. In addition to premium accommodation, the Sheraton offers excellent dining options at the Leut restaurant, cocktails and snacks at the pool bar, room service and 24-hour concierge service, car rental, fitness and spa facilities, and large indoor and outdoor pools with heated seawater.


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