Because of its historic and cultural significance to the world, the Old City of Dubrovnik has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the dramatic Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik is rich in arts, music, culture, cuisine and history. Modern Dubrovnik continues to play an important role in the maritime industry, and was ranked as the #10 Port of Call in the world for 2008. The Dubrovnik International Wine & Jazz Festival brings the finest elements of music, wine, arts and cuisine together for you to enjoy. Cheers! Or, as we say in Dubrovnik – Živjeli!
History of Dubrovnik
Founded in 1924, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is the resident symphony orchestra for the City of Dubrovnik. The DSO has toured and performed throughout Croatia, Europe, the United States, and most recently to Indonesia. Recognized throughout the region and beyond as an outstanding orchestra which brilliantly performs traditional classical repertoire – Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart – as well as the repertoire of Croatian composers, the DSO will “expand its wings” into the realm of jazz and classical-jazz crossover music. During the Festival the DSO will perform with internationally acclaimed jazz artists under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Kissinger. In the words of Rock & Roll legend Chuck Berry: “Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues!”