Zagreb Classic – Heavenly sounds under open skies

This June, a renowned festival will once again gather lovers of excellent classical music to one of the most beautiful squares in Zagreb. 

Photo by M. MIhaljević, Zagreb Classic, The square of King Tomislav, Zagreb, Croatia, photo credit by TB of the City of Zagreb
Photo by M. MIhaljević, Zagreb Classic, The square of King Tomislav, Zagreb, Croatia, photo credit by TB of the City of Zagreb

Zagreb Classic Festival

Zagreb Classic open-air festival is truly an experience for all classical music lovers. First-class musicians from Croatia and worldwide will perform the best of classical music from 23 to 29 June for people from Zagreb and their guests on a unique stage under the stars on one of Zagreb’s most beautiful squares King Tomislav Square.

Zagreb Classic program
Zagreb Classic program

The works of Croatian and international composers are 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 worldwide. 

The one in Zagreb is, however, something special. Zagreb Classic open air is loved by many for the same reasons, though from different perspectives: because of the carefully selected program, beautiful ambiance, and that vital chemistry between the music, performers, audience, and city atmosphere.

Heavenly sounds under open skies

Unlike the usual music halls, you wear sports or casual clothes and find your spot at free concerts on the lawn and share the experience of outstanding music in an extraordinary setting, overlooking the starry sky, flowers, and the city lights. 

THe king Tomislav statue, Zagreb, photo by Matko M. Švarc
THe king Tomislav statue, Zagreb, photo by Matko M. Švarc

This year once again, exceptional local and international musicians and ensembles will play and sing for you, all led by celebrated conductors. This year’s Zagreb Classic open-air festival will feature violinists Anastasiya Petryshak and Francesco Manara, singer-songwriter Joyce Jonathan, Cameristi della Scala ensemble, Croatian National Theater ensemble, soloists and choir of the City Theater Komedija, and Croatian Army Jazz Orchestra. 

Conductor Marcello Rota with sopranist Cristina Mosca and the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra will be performing the works of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. 

The Mediterranean Mass

Other treats will be the performances of Paolo Spadaro Munitto and Davor Dropuljić, composer and musician Tonči Huljić as well as musician Hana Huljić Grašo,  with the “The Mediterranean Mass”, is the first of its kind in the world, since it is a unique combination of spiritual and pop music. “The Mediterranean Mass” was created according to all the postulates of the liturgical mass and represents a unique combination of the musical genre and classical Christian rites.

A special evening will be dedicated to the extraordinary oeuvre and jubilees of composer Alfi Kabiljo, who has marked the music scene with his artistic work and timeless musicals and created pieces that delight generations of audiences. 

Zagreb Classic open air has been held since 2016. It enjoys the cult status among artists and music lovers, further reinforced by this year’s edition.

The festival is organized by the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourist Board and partners. Everything is ready, and Zagreb is eagerly awaiting this pristine music event. Zagreb’s Mayor Tomislav Tomašević expressed his excitement about this occasion: 

“I am glad that we will return to the artists the audience they missed for the past two years, given that along with Tomislavac, culture will once again live in many open spaces of our city. (…) Visitors of Zagreb Classic will have the opportunity to enjoy first-class musical treats – performances by leading orchestras, conductors and soloists who will honor us all with beautiful music. “

Meet us at the Zagreb Classic Festival!

Photo by M. Gašparović, Zagreb Classic, The square of King Tomislav, Zagreb, Croatia, photo credit by TB of the City of Zagreb
Photo by M. Gašparović, Zagreb Classic, The square of King Tomislav, Zagreb, Croatia, photo credit by TB of the City of Zagreb

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