Zagreb has a rich cultural life, ready to be explored but it’s missing an important segment: there’s a lack of brass orchestras playing in the streets, squares, and occasional manifestations. That is why the ZET Orchestra – Zagreb, which has been operating and magnifying with its music all the important events in the city for over 90 years – wants and to revive the tradition that goes far in the past through INTERNATIONAL FEST OF WIND ORCHESTRES. Wind orchestras are part of the cultural identity of every social environment, including the city of Zagreb. They are precious because they raise young musicians and thus provide young people with a healthy, socially positive and socially useful engagement. The tradition of playing in orchestras is in the category of tracks of the past times that modernization of today extinguishes, though we should not forget that culture and tradition are an important factor in contemporary tourism trends – and that development is very important to Croatia as a tourist country. Music is surely a universal language through which it is possible to improve knowledge, to establish and strengthen mutual cooperation, and to improve communication between different cultures, nationalities and traditions.
INTERNATIONAL FEST OF WIND ORCHESTRAS in Zagreb,
will be on July 13, 2019.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
At 3:00 pm the gathering of all the participants on the Zagreb square Kralj Tomislav, from where we go in parade through the strict center of the city. After the parade of all the attendance orchestras, in front of the main square all together would perform two pieces: “Lijepa naša” and “Serbus Zagreb”
At 4:30 pm a welcome speech by the Mayor of the City of Zagreb. At 5:00 pm, a concert program will begin on which every orchestra will perform a 15-minute program.
The dinner starts at 7:00 pm. The participants of the International Festival of Wind Orchestras will attend the anticipated food and drink at the expense of the host.
At 09:00 pm the closing of the Fest, the sharing of souvenirs and the social gathering of musicians and the present citizens.
Please confirm your arrival by filling in the application until April 1, 2019., so that we can send you the scanned notes of the two songs mentioned earlier in the text.