On that occasion, the director of TZGZ, Martina Bienenfeld, said:
“Sounds of Oktogon is another in a series of non-invasive, sustainable, and great musical events initiated by the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb. Since the beginning of the Pandemic, we have realized a whole series of wonderful projects with the Zagreb Soloists, thus bringing top class classical music closer to our fellow citizens and visitors. Challenging times create new opportunities, and artists and art help with their works and performances to get through life’s realities more easily, so I would like to thank the Zagreb soloists for participating in the Oktogon Sounds project. TZGZ is strategically oriented towards the development of cultural tourism, and since Zagreb is extremely rich in cultural content, it is necessary to make additional efforts in connecting culture and tourism, with the aim of maximizing the valorization of this product.”
Sounds of the Octagon program:
March 20, Johann Sebastian Bach
April 29, Franz Léhar
May 15, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“Positioning Zagreb as a tourist destination with an emphasis on culture is the right path for our city because it really has its foundations in our many artists and institutions. We are honored that the Tourist Board has chosen us as a performer in the Oktogon Sounds project,”said Krunoslav Marić, president of the Board of Directors of the famous ensemble, and reminded of the Viennese criticism of a performance by the Zagreb soloists, “if you want to listen to Mozart, go to Zagreb.”
The sounds of Oktogon will be held three times a year, with the aim of enriching the tourist and cultural offer and bringing the most famous works of classical music closer to citizens.