The city of Varazdin had historically been known as one of the centers of the cultural life of Croatia. Song and dance for this city are not strange at all but are an integral part of its traditions and its way of life.
However, we can mention the 18th century as one of the turning points of the city’s cultural life. In that period the city was intensively changing and was influenced by all the luxuries baroque, and with its fascinated aristocratic elite becoming a center for wild balls and a luxurious life of the aristocracy.
To honor baroque and its luxuries, which is greatly marked the city and earned them the name “Little Vienna”, today they are happy to remember the songs of that period. Accordingly, and in honor of the great musical virtuosos of that time, today in Varazdin are maintained traditional festival of Baroque music.
The concerts within the Varazdin Baroque Evenings will take you a few centuries back in time, to an era when music was a highly aestheticized art.
The numerous concerts at which renowned Croatian and international ensembles present all contemporary interpretations of baroque pieces create a romantic atmosphere in this baroque city.
Varazdin Baroque Evenings are be held in September in Varazdin,
and locations outside the city of Varazdin.
This is one of the greatest Croatian festivals, recognizable far beyond the Croatian border.
Baroque Evenings are a real treat for lovers of Baroque music, their maintenance Varazdin placed on the world map of top music festivals.
Baroque Evenings spread its European and global dimension and become much more interesting each year, raising the scale of quality.
Let the strings of violin and cello touch your imagination and take you on this long musical journey.
Perfect time for visiting Varazdin is always, but the best is in September 🙂