58th Hvar Summer Festival

Hvar Summer Festival

June 1st - September 28th 2019

Hvar Summer Festival is an annual event which has occupied some of the town’s most prominent historical locations since 1961 when it was first organized. Apart from the Franciscan monastery, Hanibal Lucić’s summer residence, Veneranda summer stage, Hvar fortress (Fortica), the Cathedral of St. Stephen, and St. Stephen’s Square, it also delivered performances to the nearby villages of Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje. Organized by the Town of Hvar, this festival has a long tradition of offering exceptional cultural events, particularly music performances, for which it has been recognized both locally and internationally. With performances traditionally beginning soon after Easter and ending in mid-October, this festival has been the longest-lasting festival on the Adriatic coast. During the period of almost six months, the festival has featured renowned Croatian and international performers, offering musical and theatre performances to the people of Hvar and their guests. As such, it has been an oasis of carefully selected, premium-quality music and plays, which make an integral part of the overall cultural repertoire in the summer months in Hvar.

Hvar Summer Festival’s stage has been equally open to renowned (mostly, but not exclusively classical) musicians from Croatia and other countries, and to young professional musicians, who choose either the Franciscan monastery or the Cathedral as the venue of choice for an important step in their careers. Our Festival also pays special attention to the preservation of Croatia’s musical heritage, so it frequently features pieces written by Dora Pejačević, Boris Papandopulo, Igor Kuljerić, Mladen Tarbuk, and Hvar’s own Sandro Zaninović, Dinko Fio, and others. By incorporating a cappella performances by Dalmatian klapa groups – a form included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, by inviting local groups that nurture traditional song and dance, and enabling the staging of works written by Croatian Renaissance authors, this festival also caters to talented amateur enthusiasts. Between 1974 and 2015, the festival’s concept was devised and executed by its director for many years, Prof. Milan Lakoš, who deserves immense credit for organizing and preserving the festival.

FEATURED EVENTS

JUNE 1st 2019 (SATURDAY) AT 21:00
Folklore Association "Šaltin"

Location: Saint Stephen’s main square (Pjaca)

JULY 2nd 2019 (TUESDAY) AT 21:30
Jelena Radan & Pedro Abreu

Fado

Location: Veneranda Summer Stage

Jelena Radan i Pedro Abreu
Amira Medunjanin
AUGUST 2nd 2019 (FRIDAY) AT 21:30
Amira Medunjanin

Concert

Location: Veneranda Summer Stage

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SEPTEMBER 7th 2019 (SATURDAY) AT 21:00
Josipa Lisac

Concert

Location: Veneranda Summer Stage

Folklore Association "Šaltin"

Folklore Association "Šaltin"

June 1st 2019 at 21:00

St. Stephen’s Square

Stella Maris Hvar

Stella Maris Hvar

June 2nd 2019 at 21:00

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Male Vocal Group "Galešnik"

Male Vocal Group "Galešnik"

June 5th 2019 at 21:00

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Lottie and Lisa (Marin Držić Theatre)

Lottie and Lisa (Marin Držić Theatre)

June 7th 2019 at 20:00

Hvar Theatre

Hotel Bulić: Dream of Life

Hotel Bulić: Dream of Life

June 15th 2019 at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

40 Fingers, Guitar Quartet

40 Fingers, Guitar Quartet

June 17th 2019 at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Female Vocal Group "Bodulke"

Female Vocal Group "Bodulke"

June 21st 2019 at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Veselino Electro Project

Veselino Electro Project

June 26th 2019 at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Jelena Radan & Pedro Abreu

Jelena Radan & Pedro Abreu

July 2nd at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Staging a Play: Antigone

Staging a Play: Antigone

July 6th at 21:30

Arsenal

Petrit Çeku, guitar

Petrit Çeku, guitar

July 12th at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Singrlice Ensemble

Singrlice Ensemble

July 16th at 21:30

Hanibal Lucić Summer Residence

Zagreb Quartet

Zagreb Quartet

July 20th at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Denise Jannah (Hammond Xperienz)

Denise Jannah (Hammond Xperienz)

July 27th at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

SHAKEing SHAKEspeare

SHAKEing SHAKEspeare

July 30th at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin

August 2nd 2019 at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, soprano

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, soprano

August 8th 2019 at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Filosofia Salsa

Filosofia Salsa

August 13th 2019 at 21:30

Malo Grablje

Male Vocal Group "Stine"

Male Vocal Group "Stine"

August 17th 2019 at 21:30

Hanibal Lucić Summer Residence

Andrey Gugnin, piano

Andrey Gugnin, piano

August 20th 2019 at 21:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Ajngemahtec Quartet & Kristijan Beluhan

Ajngemahtec Quartet & Kristijan Beluhan

August 24th 2019 at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Zdenka Kovačiček & Greenhouse Blues Band

Zdenka Kovačiček & Greenhouse Blues Band

August 28th 2019 at 21:30

Veneranda Summer Stage

Mister Buffo (Grupa Theater & Trio Cirkus Teatar)

Mister Buffo (Grupa Theater & Trio Cirkus Teatar)

September 2nd 2019 at 21:00

Little Summer Stage – Propuh

Hvar Mixed Choir

Hvar Mixed Choir

September 5th 2019 at 21:00

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Josipa Lisac

Josipa Lisac

September 7th 2019 at 21:00

Veneranda Summer Stage

Female Vocal Group "Bodulke"

Female Vocal Group "Bodulke"

September 8th 2019 at 21:00

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Folklore Association "Šaltin"

Folklore Association "Šaltin"

September 10th 2019 at 21:00

Hanibal Lucić Summer Residence

Female Vocal Group of the Folklore Ensemble Linđo

Female Vocal Group of the Folklore Ensemble Linđo

September 14th 2019 at 20:30

Hanibal Lucić Summer Residence

Ivo Tudor Broje, tenor

Ivo Tudor Broje, tenor

September 22nd 2019 at 20:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Hvar Mixed Choir

Hvar Mixed Choir

September 25th 2019 at 20:30

Franciscan Monastery (cloister)

Evenfall (Marin Držić Theatre)

Evenfall (Marin Držić Theatre)

September 28th 2019 at 20:30

Hvar Theatre

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