Free-jazz and a piano recital

thu, March 23rd, 2023

The Zadar Concert Office is organizing two concerts next week: the piano recital Elizabet Novak's students on Tuesday, March 28, while on Thursday, March 30, an extraordinary jazz duo - percussionist Andrea Centazzo and saxophonist Saša Nestorović - will perform a Tribute to Steve Lacy, the giant of free-jazz.

Passion Oratorio The Last Station

mon, March 20th, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, in the church of St. In Krševana, starting at 7:00 p.m., the Passion oratorio The Last Station will be performed.

Valentine's Jazz Bar dedicated to contemporary female jazz

tue, January 31st, 2023

Zadar Concert Office will celebrate Valentine's Day in the spirit of contemporary female jazz.

Clash of the Titans - Music based on Renaissance poetry

fri, January 27th, 2023

Baritone Matija Meić is building a successful career in Germany. In Zadar he will present the Clash of the Titans program, songs based on Renaissance poetry. Together with the pianist Božo Letunić, on Thursday, February 2, in the Concert Hall of the Bersa Brothers at 7:30 p.m., they will perform works by Britten, Liszt, Wolf and Finzi based on poetry by Michelangelo, Petrarca and Shakespeare. The program will include Bogečka, composed by Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo, after the verses of Miroslav Krleža.

thu, January 12th, 2023

Concert and lecture on Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm in the Bersa Brothers Concert Hall.

mon, December 19th, 2022

Three musical events await us in the penultimate week of 2023.

mon, December 12th, 2022

Bersa cycle, dance evening and traditional Christmas concert of HPGD Zoranić.

tue, December 6th, 2022

The Dalmatian Cycle continues with the concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra on Friday, December 9, in the ceremonial hall of the University at 7:30 p.m., a joint project of the Zadar Concert Office, the Croatian House of Split Concert Hall and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, which creates a new program and exchange of guest ensembles and musicians who work in the mentioned cities.

wed, November 30th, 2022
thu, November 17th, 2022

The finale of Providurova Plug-in: Ziggy Stardust project

tue, November 8th, 2022

Providurova Plug-in: Ziggy Stardust, a project of the Zadar Concert Office with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media, is entering its final phase, which begins on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Great Atrium of the Providur's Palace, with the opening of an exhibition of works by students of the School of Applied Arts and Design, Zadar (ŠPUD) and the Zadar School of Natural Sciences and Graphics. Among the pictures, graphic postcards, costumes, costume sketches, scenography and photography inspired by Ziggy Stardust, the sculpture of David Bowie stands out, the work of the students of the arranging and scenography department of ŠPUD and their mentors, and it was fully documented and digitized by the students of the media technician course - graphic arts school Zadar. The young actor Matej Mitraković, also a student of ŠPUD, also performs in the program.

Numerous departments of ŠPUD participated in the creation of the exhibition - Clothing Design, Textile Design, Painting Design, Graphic Design, Arrangement and Scenography Design, Clothing Tailor, Photographic Design - and their mentors Marta Tokić, Sandra Bačić, Vilma Mazija, Merica Mikuličin, Josip Švaljek, Inga Budimir, Mirko Marušić, Mirna Oštarić Kerr, Bojana Vukojević, Igor Budimir, Ana Debelić Surać, Marina Pedisić, Marko Perić and Zrinka Zimonjić. Students from the School of Natural Sciences and Graphics: Media Technicians, Graphic Editors-Designers, as well as their mentors Martina Perić and Lucija Mičić, also participate in the exhibition.

On Friday, November 11, the program starts in the morning: at 10:30 a.m., the workshop Small people, big dreams will be held in the City Branch of the Zadar City Library in the Providur's Palace. Children from the Čuperak kindergarten will listen to the David Bowie picture book from the story series Little people, big dreams. After reading, they will listen to some of his greatest hits and color the image of Bowie/Ziggy using the pixel art technique.

In the afternoon, the music and dance program starts. From 5:30 p.m. the Cosmetic Bowie corner will be opened, where students of the Gojko Matulina Craft School in Zadar, under the guidance of mentor Đana Selimović, will portray the legendary singer's distinctive make-up style and appearance on models. At 6 p.m. in the Great Atrium of the Providur's Palace, there will be a performance by the participants of the Dance Workshop for Primary School Students under the leadership of the Zadar National Museum, in which the students of the Diklo Regional School - Elementary School Šimun Kožičić Benja will participate. This is followed by a performance by the Zadar Dance Ensemble, which introduces us to the Versatile Hall and a musical program. The program will feature covers of Bowie's songs, performed by Fige Choir, students of the guitar workshop led by Marin Supičić and Renato Babić, students of the singing workshop led by Matea Biloglav, singer Maja Milin and the vocal group A. K. A. Crescendo.

As part of both evenings, the Zadar National Museum, Department of Ethnology (Design Studio NMZ in development), stage costume consultant Marija Šarić-Ban, curator, costume designer in cooperation with ŠPUD, Zadar in the part of the project related to designing a stage costume on the theme of David Bowie's artistic and stage visuals.

The project ends on Saturday, 12 with the screening of the documentary film "Moonage Daydream" by Brett Morgen at 8 p.m. in the Polyvalent Hall, in cooperation with the Kino Zona and the Center for Independent Culture. According to executive producer Bill Gerber, it's "a sonic and visual extravaganza to be experienced on the big screen with state-of-the-art audio." The film features 48 of Bowie's songs, remastered, with narration made up of Bowie's own insights. It also includes never-before-seen concert footage. The ticket price for the film screening is HRK 20, and admission to all other contents is free.

Providur's Plug-in: Ziggy Stardust project marks 50 years since one of the most influential music albums of the 20th century, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars", the fifth studio album of the English musician David Bowie, who was a conceptual artist decades before this branch of art would completely conquer pop culture and become part of fashion, as well as the music mainstream. The project is designed for the development of the audience in culture, with an emphasis on innovative and lively communication with musical history, a multidisciplinary approach and cooperation between cultural institutions, the civil sector and educational institutions.

Solo recital of the first lady of Croatian pianism

fri, November 4th, 2022

Martina Filjak is currently in the forefront of Croatian and world pianism, as proven by her regular performances in the country and abroad over the past two decades. Her performances are characterized by an individualized approach and a dramatic creative structure. The concert, which was originally supposed to take place in February, is scheduled for Monday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Hall.

Tickets are available at the internet address and at the info desk of the Providur's Palace: on November 4 and November 7 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Subscriptions for 10 concerts of choice are also on sale for HRK 400 (€53.09).

The program includes Handel's Suite in G minor HWV 432, Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, Schumann's Piano Sonata no. 2 in G minor and Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor, Franz Liszt's memories of the performance of the opera Lucia di Lammermoor by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.

Pianist Martina Filjak regularly delights the international audience and critics with her passionate and lyrical playing and technical perfection as an "artist of galvanizing power" with a "magnetic stage presence". She attracted the attention of the wider international audience in 2009, when she won the Gold Medal and a number of special awards at the renowned international competition in Cleveland, and soon after she performed for the first time in the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall ("Brilliant, sensitive and imaginative playing with resourcefulness of technique and naturalness of musicality ...a striking individuality ...a pianist to watch", The New York Times). Just before Cleveland, she won the first prizes at the Viotti (2007) and Maria Canals competitions in Barcelona (2008) and was the laureate of the Busoni Competition in Bolzano.

Born into a musical family, she started learning the piano at the age of five, and already at the age of six she performed in public for the first time. She received her musical education at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and the Vienna Conservatory, and finished it in a renowned class for soloists in Hanover. She also attended master classes at the prestigious Piano Academy on Lake Como in Italy. She is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Vladimir Nazor Award for performances of Brahms's First Concerto and Kelemen's Concerto, the Milka Trnina Award of the Croatian Society of Music Artists, Orlando for her performance at the Dubrovnik Summer Games, and Judita for her performance of Dora Pejačević's work at Split Summer. In 2009, she was awarded the Order of Croatian Pleter for her achievements in music.

Flamenco and Tango in the II Palaces

wed, November 2nd, 2022

The first concert of flamenco music after 12 years, when the incomparable Paco de Lucia performed in Zadar, will be held by the Juan Carlos Flamenco Group on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm in the Versatile Hall of the Providur Palace. It was Paco who mentored the guitarist and composer Juan Carlos Romero, who is coming to Zadar together with the singer Carmen Molina de Brito and the dancer Rafael Campallo to present the authentic flamenco heritage to the Zadar audience, including Romero's original compositions.

mon, October 31st, 2022

A concert of 19th century Zadar salon music

wed, October 26th, 2022

Zadar salon music of the 19th century is a project of the Zadar Concert Office in cooperation with musicologist Katica Burić Ćenan, which aims to popularize and revitalize Zadar's valuable musical heritage of that period.

tue, October 25th, 2022
thu, October 20th, 2022

Providurova Plug-in: Ziggy Stardust presents workshops of Bowie's music

thu, October 13th, 2022

Providurova Plug-in: Ziggy Stardust, a project of the Zadar Concert Office celebrating 50th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, is opening two music workshops of Bowie's compositions for guitar and voice, which will be held in the Versatile Hall of Providur's Palace in Zadar.

Spanish song and zarzuela

fri, October 7th, 2022

Spanish song and zarzuela concert, scheduled for Thursday, October 13th at 19:30 in the  Bersa Brothers Concert Hall in the Duke's Palace, brings a program of Spanish music ranging from covers of songs from the Spanish War of Independence written by the romantic guitarist Fernando Sor, through compositions inspired by Spanish folklore by the greats of Spanish music Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Rodrigo, to compositions by the Catalan Xavier Monsalvatge imbued with Cuban color, concluding with a selection of songs from Spanish comic operas (zarzuela) by Federico Moreno-Torroba, José Serrano and Ruperto Chapí.

tue, September 13th, 2022