About the event

The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra has continued to shine as a leading cultural landmark in Croatia for nearly 150 years, both to promote classical music within Croatia and as a cultural ambassador to the world, embodying the image of Zagreb as a Central European center of music, art and culture.

The orchestra, first founded in 1871, is excited to bring the 2018/2019 season full of exciting performances under the motto “147 years of the orchestra and you haven’t heard everything yet!”

A Different Programme Every Night

On the first night, the Orchestra will perform three full musical pieces by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Korsakov.

On the second and third nights, the audience will enjoy a selection of classical excerpts, musical pieces from «Game of Thrones», «Harry Potter», «The Lord of the Rings», «The Godfather» and «Star Wars», along with a number of outstanding pieces by Kuwaiti composers.

Concert I – January 3, 2019

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

EDVARD GRIEG – Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

NIKOLAI RIMSKY KORSAKOV – Scheherazade, Op. 35

Concert II – January 4, 2019

VATROSLAV LISINSKI – Grande Polonaise in C Major

GIACOMO PUCCINI – Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut Opera, Act III

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Allegro Appassionato for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 70 Piano: Mia Pečnik

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – The Abduction from the Seraglio, Overture

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Scheherazade, Op.35, 4th Movement

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Violin: Luka Ljubas


YOUSEF HALAWA – Oud Fantasia


ENNIO MORRICONE – Gabriel's Oboe

JOHN WILLIAMS – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – Hedwig's Theme

JOHN WILLIAMS - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – Harry's Wondrous World

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH – Jazz Suite, Waltz No. 2

Concert III, January 5 2019

BLAGOJE BERSA – Idyll, op. 25b

BEDŘICH SMETANA – Má Vlast, 2nd Movement

GUSTAV MAHLER – Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, 3rd Movement

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: Final Movement

Mohammad ALHamdan - Symphony no.1 in E Minor "The Green Land" : First Movement



ASTOR PIAZZOLA – Por Una Cabezza, Tango

HOWARD SHORE – Lord of the Rings Suite

RAMIN DJAWADI – Game of Thrones Main Title

NINO ROTA – The Godfather – Immigrant and Love Theme

JOHN WILLIAMS – Star Wars, Suite for Orchestra - Main Title

Venue Information

Jaber Al-Ali Hall
Traditional shoe-box concert hall designed to accommodate large international touring orchestras, bands and ensembles.
Genre      International Shows


Thursday 03 January
08:00 PM


Dress Code
Formal i
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Special Note
Dress code is Formal
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