Celebrating the 750th Anniversary of The Statute of Dubrovnik

Seasons of Life

Piano concert composed and performed by Antonija Pacek

27th June at 9:30 p.m. / Sponza Palace

Special guest: Lidija Begić, tourist guide

​Presenting original, cinematic compositions from her newest album Seasons of Life, Antonija will play the following music: If Only Time Allowed, Springtime, Winter Waltz, Summer Tale, Fall Train, Dreaming, Life Is…, Lost and Found, Sadness, Lost, Sofia and Spur of a Moment. With her music, Antonija will be setting the scene for celebration of the 750th anniversary of The Statute of Dubrovnik.

For the latest album, Seasons of Life, the four seasons of the year and our life during the pandemic inspired Antonija to musically express some of the parallels. Springtime was not necessarily cheerful, as many people were not happy during the past spring due to the course of the pandemic. However, the melody is interwoven with hope and is characterized by a sense of uplift, or awakening, mirroring nature during the springtime. The snowy winter and snowflakes that fell that day turned into a melodic waltz full of fantasy and hope for a better future (Winter Waltz). Last summer Antonija wrote Summer Tale, a composition inspired by the sea, that summer feeling, some inner peace when she is with her family in their summer house on Lopud. This composition is truly cheerful in nature. Fall Train was inspired by a dream of trains during the colourful fall season – that night she was searching for her daughters in the carriages of a train… For the first time ever, she was inspired by her own dream. Dreaming is dedicated to all of us who are dreamers, suggesting that we should never stop dreaming. Life Is… is a musical vision of what life means for her. Life consists of ups and downs, learning and developing, simply beautiful and intense moments.

This music comes directly from the depths of Antonija’s heart and soul. She is a romanticist with a soft spot for minimalism, and rich melodies.

Come, daydream and lose yourself in cinematic music stories…

Tickets: 100 kn

Ticket Sales:
Buy online at www.ulaznice.hr
Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Pile / Luža, Stradun
Box office at the venue one hour before the performance

Croatian / Austrian Antonija Pacek is a film composer and pianist. Her latest album, Seasons of Life, was released in March 2022 and produced by the Australian label Yellow Rose Records. Rebecca Cullen, in her review for Stereo Stickman Magazine, said: “Composer, artist and cinematically focused musician Antonija Pacek brings a refreshingly unpredictable edge of creativity to the neoclassical realm, with her superb, intimate yet powerful new album Seasons of Life.”

Antonija’s fourth album Forever was released in 2020 by the renowned American label, Parma Recordings, and Take Effects Reviews wrote: “Forever often carries a captivating romantic spirit and an exceptional performance that will have you hanging on every note.” To promote her second album Life Stories (2017) and her third album Il Mare (2019), Antonija toured Italy in 2018-2019 and played in five cities, including the Auditorium Parco della musica in Rome and Teatro dal Verme in Milan. Her critically acclaimed debut album, Soul Colours (2014) was published by Autentico Music in Germany and was signed by Warner Chappell (a subsidiary of Warner Music). German and Italian critics referred to Antonija’s compositions as follows: “a female response to Ludovico Einaudi”, “resembling Erik Satie, as well as Keith Jarrett’s The Cologne Concert”, “a concert that goes directly to the soul”, “(it) creates an evocative poetic love”, “A symphony of Emotions”, “(music) close to the meditation of angels”, “Pacek, Revival of the Great Classics”, and “music as beautiful as a radiant jewel”.

Antonija’s music is played on a number of radio stations around the world, including Classic FM radio in London, FM Classic in New York, Klassik Radio in Vienna, Shades of Classics in Canada and Whisperings Radio in the USA. She studied psychology in Vienna, Austria and at the University of Cambridge, UK. Antonija lives with her husband and three daughters near Vienna, and in her summer house on the island of Lopud, Croatia.

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik,
and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre productions Ltd., London.

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