The opening of the XVIII KotorArt Don Branko’s Days of Music, entitled The Art of Remembrance, will traditionally be held on July 13th, on Statehood Day, in front of the Cathedral of Sv. Tripuna, starting at 22h. This year’s program is dedicated to the 40 years since the earthquake and the acquisition of UNESCO status.
Tickets for this festive event are pre-sold at discounted prices and in limited quantities at Tobacco S Press kiosks and via the Internet at kotorart.me.
KotorArt Don Branko’s music days at the opening ceremony traditionally foster artistic creativity inspired by local topics of universal messages. The Art of Remembrance program marks 40 years since the devastating earthquake in 1979, which at the same time put Kotor and part of Boka at the UNESCO list of the cultural and natural heritage of the world. Marking will be made by the performance of two compositions by well-known Montenegrin composers Nina Perović and Ivan Marović.
Accompanied by the Festival Orchestra of KotorArt and under the conducting of the maestro Julio Marić, Montenegrin soprano Olivera Tičević, Marijana Šovran and Milica Milanović, together with a group from Kotor Who See will make a performance.
The evening of music premiers will be finalised with a documentary film by the director Dušan Vuleković. The film deals with the reflections of the inhabitants of Boka and their personal experiences in this tragic event, as well as the importance of UNESCO’s presence on the reconstruction, development and preservation of the City and Boka.