The Cantus Ensemble part of the cultural program of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU
During its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Croatia will be presented through a cultural program created by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
The aim of cultural programs is to contextualize the Croatian culture, both past and contemporary, with the cultures of the states in which they are presented. According to the Ministry of Culture, the programs of all art forms have been carefully chosen in order to establish the maximum visibility of Croatian culture and art in the European centers.
The Cantus Ensemble is honored to participate in the six-month program with two concerts.
The first concert, to be held on 4 March 2020 in the Rotonde Bertouille Hall of the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, is part of the exhibition “The World as a Pavilion. Vjenceslav Richter”. Maestro Ivan Josip Skender will conduct the program, featuring two artists of great importance for the Croatian music of the 20th and 21st centuries: Boris Papandopulo and his Chamber Symphony, and composer Berislav Šipuš and his chamber piece Tan Hetti.
On 27 May 2020, the Cantus Ensemble in partnership with the Arnold Schönberg Center will hold its second concert at the Center’s studio in Vienna as part of the “Croatian Musicians in Vienna” series, organized by the Cultural Information Center (KIC). The program, led by Berislav Šipuš and starring the Ensemble’s permanent guest mezzo-soprano Martina Gojčeta Silić, includes composers of the Second Viennese School and the doyens of Croatian music Stanko Horvat and Krešimir Šipuš, along with a special feature: the composition I ritorni by the composer Sanda Majurec.
The list of all chosen productions in the cultural program that will be presented during the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union could be found here.