The works of Croatian and international composers were performed for classical music lovers and those who are about to become one by the synergy of talents of artists who tried and tested on prestigious stages all over the world. Zagreb Classic open air is loved by many for the same reasons, though from different perspectives: because of the carefully selected program, beautiful ambience and that much important chemistry between the music, performers, audience and city atmosphere.
And one more thing: unlike the usual music halls, for this occasion you can wear sports or casual clothes and find your spot at free concerts on the lawn, sharing with others the experience of outstanding music in a truly special setting, overlooking the starry sky, beautiful flowers and the city lights. Because you are here – in the very center of the city, and yet, driven by music, you are so far away from everyday city life...
This year once again exceptional local and international musicians and ensembles played and sang for you, all led by celebrated conductors. This year’s Zagreb Classic open air festival featured violinists Anastasiya Petryshak and Francesco Manara, soprano Cristina Mosca, singer-songwriter Joyce Jonathan, Cameristi della Scala ensemble, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian National Theater ensemble, soloists, orchestra and choir of the City Theater Komedija, Croatian Army Jazz Orchestra, conductors Marcello Rota, Paolo Spadaro Munitto, Dinko Appelt and Davor Dropuljić, composer and musician Tonči Huljić as well as musician Hana Huljić Grašo, singer and actor Adalbert Turner Juci and others.
A special evening was dedicated to the extraordinary oeuvre and jubilees of composer Alfi Kabiljo, who has, with his artistic work and timeless musicals, marked the music scene and created pieces that delight generations of audience.
Zagreb Classic open air has been held since 2016, and among artists and music lovers it enjoys the cult status, further reinforced by this year’s edition.