Hommage Martin Kolunić Rota and Side B are starting at the Fortress


St. Michael's Fortress with new programs again expands the boundaries!


The resident artist at the Fortress, Zvonimir Vila, is one of the best academic graphic artists of the younger generation who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb - Department of graphic techniques. Thanks to his mentor, professor Paro, during his education he began to study the technique of etching and the basics of graphic medieval traditions to which he remains true to this day. St. Michael's Fortress will be the this year's base for Zvonimir Vila. He will demonstrate in front of the visitors the strength of his artistic abilities, but also the traditional, medieval graphic techniques. All of his artworks will be dedicated to the famous graphic and copper-etching artist born in 1532 in Šibenik - Martin Kolunić Rota.


New art program organized by St. Michael's Fortress which will bring famous names of music, dance and performing arts under the scaffold of the most beautiful stage during the summer! The program begins on Monday, July 6th, at 9:30 p.m. with the concert of the famous jazz pianist Neven Frangeš and one of the best contemporary Croatian guitarists and accordion players, who along with numerous awards has won 17 Porin's - Elvis Stanić!

'' The other side of the beautiful, summer stage is a smaller one - a stage made of stone, underneath  the amphitheatre which hosted thousands of enthusiastic visitors last year. In an intimate club atmosphere of the magical space of cultural and historical heritage, for all of the art lovers unburdened by the genre, Side B brings the best of jazz, folk, pop, modern interpretations of classical music, contemporary dance and experimental theater. The fusion program emphasizes quality and gives the Fortress and the cultural offer of Šibenik a new dimension. '' presented Gorana Barišić Bačelić, head of the Department for Management of Fortification System Facilities.

After the performances of jazz classics and author works, Side B program continues with a concert of yet another Porin winners, the band Detour from Zagreb, and in co-organization with the Dance Festival we are expecting a dance performance by a known dancer of contemporary dance Mitja Obed and &M Dance Company in Šibenik, on July 21st. The Side B continues with Kaja Farzsky on August 10th, while the September 4th is reserved for the concert of academic saxophonists united in Papandopulo quartet who will present their interpretation of the famous composers from Vivaldi to Gershwin.


All of the Side B programs are completely free for all members of the Friends Club of St. Michael’s Fortress, as well as for foreign visitors of the Fortress who will be able to enjoy the program after purchasing their daily ticket. All others are welcomed to the concerts at the price of daily admission prices.

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