Thursday, March 7, 2013

SMCC highlight Concert at the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb on Easter Monday, April 1 at 6 pm

The San Marino Chamber Choir will have a special evening performance opportunity on Easter Monday, April 1, in the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb, Croatia. 
The oldest musical institution in Croatia, the Croatian Music Institute was founded in 1827 under the title of Musikverein (Music Society) as a society of friends of music. Featuring the second most important concert hall in Zagreb, the Music Institute has be an originator of many forms of musical life in Zagreb and has had various purposes over the years. These include the organization of concerts in its concert hall and founding of a music school, which is known today as the Zagreb Academy of Music. 
The Music Institute has also edited and published works by Croatian composers and authors, which have led to a permanent collection of materials for the music library and archives. Some of the most famous artists who have performed here include Franz Liszt, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Today, the Music Institute serves mainly for solo and chamber music concerts, especially since it is known for its outstandingly rich acoustics. It is home to several ensembles, include the Community Orchestra, a Big Band, Social Chamber Ensemble and Community Choir. 

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