By raising the flag Libertas with verses Hymns of freedom last night, the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival was officially opened in front of the Church of St. Blaise.The most prestigious cultural event in Croatia will traditionally be held until August 25, and in 47 days, at 20 ambient locations, approximately 2.000 artists from around the world will perform about 60.000 drama, music and dance performances in front of an international audience of 80 domestic and foreign visitors , folklore and other programs.The Zagreb Philharmonic, the WDR Children’s Choir from Dortmund, the Pro Musica Academic Choir from Mostar, the Dubrovnik Chamber Choir, the Libertas Mixed Choir and the FA Linđo Women’s Choir performed as part of the opening ceremony, directed by Saša Božić and conducted by maestro Tomislav Fačini. Traditionally, the Folklore Ensemble Linđo participated, as well as the Festival Drama Ensemble, whose representatives this year were Nataša Dangubić, Nikša Butijer, Ozren Grabarić, Nika Lasić, Izmira Brautović and Krunoslav Šarić, who spoke the verses. Hymns of freedom. Students of acting and dance of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb also participated. Luciano Capurso – Luči with the hit of the Dubrovnik Troubadours caused special enthusiasm of the audience that sang with him. The music of the night.”The financial plan envisages a total budget of HRK 14 million, of which public funds are slightly less than HRK 9 million, and own revenue and ticket revenue amount to HRK 2 million, while sponsors and donors have supported us this year with almost HRK 3 million. The increase was primarily due to the donation of the Caboga Stiftung, but also to the increased sponsorship of Adriatic luxury hotels, with which we prepared two music festival programs in the Vala Beach Club of the Palace Hotel. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal sponsors Mastercard, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Tele2, Kraš, Ford, Croatia osiguranje and Croatia Airlines, as well as all other partners, sponsors and donors without whom the realization of such a large festival would be impossible.”Said the director of the Games Ivana Medo Bogdanović looking back at the stable financial construction of the 69th Games.The evening ended with spectacular fireworks, which celebrated the beginning of the new festival season, which will present approximately 25 artists from around the world at 20 ambient locations in the city of Dubrovnik until August 2.000.69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival with a new visual identityThe visual identity of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the work of designer Maro Pitarević in collaboration with the Šesnić & Turković studio, and shows the Gate of Ploče with two palm trees and the setting sun in neon colors, reminiscent of the entrance to a nightclub and as such provoked numerous reactions from the profession. but also the citizens of Dubrovnik.By the way, the programs of the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival were seen by approximately 60.000 visitors, acFor the program of this year’s 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, see websites.
Meanwhile, Jarvis, fresh off a 29-point performance against Chittenango on Jan. 3, continued to convert at will, hitting on 12 field goals and getting 27 points. Heitmann made sure Westhill didn’t key on Jarvis, hitting on a trio of 3-pointers and finishing with 16 points overall.Back home Friday night, CBA faced Class AA’s Rome Free Academy and made it nine wins in a row, diversifying its attack to put away the Black Knights 60-44.They traded baskets for a while until the Brothers’ defense clamped down and, in the second quarter, limited RFA to three points. Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAESMgirls basketballJ-D As they continued to eye each other, the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball teams did little to discourage the notion that they’re headed for a post-season showdown.Still undefeated, the Brothers again were superb in last Monday’s game at Westhill, where the duo of Brooke Jarvis and Leana Heitmann tore the Warriors’ usually formidable defense apart in a 61-38 victory.Late in the second quarter, CBA put together a series of baskets and broke the game open. Then it outscored Westhill 16-6 in the third quarter, its defense pressuring the Warriors into a series of mistakes. Eventually, the margin grew to 47-28 by the end of the third quarter as Heitmann led the way this time, earning 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Jarvis, with 15 points, was matched by Emily Hall as Maura Clare Conan stepped up, too, earning 10 points.As that went on, J-D was facing East Syracuse Minoa, still trying to work through things after seeing one of its key players, Gabby Stickle, suffer a season-ending injury.Here, the Red Rams beat the Spartans 68-35, starting the game on a 21-2 r un and led by Paige Keeler’s 20 points as Lily Loewenguth got 12 points and Amanda Sumida had 10 points. Angelina Polcaro paced the Spartans with 13 points.As if the work of CBA and J-D wasn’t encouraging enough to local fans, Bishop Grimes made a strong statement of its own last Friday when it went to Chittenango and spoiled a big occasion for the Bears with a 47-39 victory.It was on this night that Chittenango’s fine all-around senior, Ally Shoemaker, surpassed 1,000 career points, the game stopped to honor Shoemaker with a poster, commemorative basketball and a standing ovation after she reached that mark.For the game, though, the story was how the Cobras’ defense kept things close even after Chittenango built a 22-13 halftime lead.Then Grimes took over in the fourth quarter, its pressure leading to baskets, especially from Lora Marial, who earned more than half her 17 points from three 3-pointers.Rhonee Shea Pal finished with 13 points, six of them free throws, while the Cobras held Shoemaker to 12 points as Emily Moon got 10 points for the Bears.ESM, before it faced J-D, would take on Oswego last Tuesday night and lost, 55-23, to the Buccaneers, who were led by 15 points from Catie Lilly as Mary Culeton (11 points) and Hannah Holland (10 points) helped.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story