Advent concert of film and classical music

Humanitarian concert for the Ivan Bulić Foundation

A special year deserves something truly special. Something big. Something unusual. Something new.
In the first quarter of the year, the idea was developing. A wonderful idea about the concert. A bit unreal. And yet so real.
Will we succeed? Will we manage to fill all the seats of the Lisinski hall? It’s not a few seats. Are there enough people interested in this type of music? Sceptical thoughts from all sides.

“Be happy if only half of the hall will be sold. That will be a great success…”, many said.
We didn’t let ourselves be stopped. The idea was great, the implementation must be even better. The magical journey on endless melodious sounds began with that firm attitude. We’d be lying if we said it was easy. It was not. But that makes our success even sweeter. The accomplishment and pride even bigger.

At the moment when Željko Rupić climbed up the stage, and it was less than an hour after the victory of the Croatian football team over Brazil (which gave this jubilee celebration a special charm), the audience almost didn’t mind that the program was fifteen minutes late. It was crystal clear that there is a wonderful sky full of bright stars over the hall and it would soon sprinkle all its magic on the audience.

Impressions from the unforgettable humanitarian music concert held on December 9, 2022, in the large hall of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall are still being settled. The concert gave an added value to the Advent atmosphere, creating melodies of pure holiday mood.

Music is a journey, and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra under the bandmaster Ivo Lipanović, and along with the renowned vocalists of the Croatian music scene like Sandra Bagarić, Đani Stipaničev and Martina Tomčić, accompanied by the professor Darko Domitrović on the piano and the most famous Croatian cellist Ana Rucner, provided the audience with a two-hour voyage through the magic of sound. The Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir sang with all their heart, spreading the goodness in memory of the character and work of Ivan Bulić.

In this pre-holiday time of togetherness, love and empathy that we share with each other, the story with a double charm has permeated the song – the one of the good spirits of the holiday and the other one of noble deeds of Ivan’s Foundation, such as supporting the excellence of young people, co-financing projects significant for the profession and society, and helping the neediest.
By buying a ticket at the price of HRK 100,00 everyone could become a part of this noble story, and the hall full of people confirmed how many good people there are around us.
This humanitarian concert, which was organized by the combined strengths of this year’s three jubilarians, delighted everyone present and confirmed that people always have an ear for good and beautiful stories.
In the background of every gift is love, and love is keeping us together and encourages us to grow!
Everything will pass and we will forget most of it, but we will never forget how we felt at a special occasion, nor whether we managed to feel and transfer the touch of goodness to our beloved one.
That is something we remember forever..


    Good evening to all of you kind-hearted people and welcome to the humanitarian „Advent concert of film and classical music“ performed by Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra for the Ivan Bulić Foundation.

    “There is only one product that man and nature have nurtured for millennia, in which all the fullness of this cooperation permeates, only one product is an irreplaceable part of almost every meal around the world, only one desire is permanent in prayers, only one inexhaustible source of life that has a unique place in the diet and culture of humanity – BREAD!”
    Bread is also a common denominator of one foundation, one association and one company, to whom we thank for tonight’s musical feast, a musical treat on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Ivan Bulić Foundation establishment, the 20th anniversary of the Richemont Club bakery association and the 30th anniversary of TIM ZIP company, market leader in bakery, pastry and confectionary.
    Ladies and gentlemen,
    by coming to “Lisinski” tonight, you are encouraging, facilitating and enabling the excellent and the best ones, primarily to pupils and students, and then also young researchers, professors, scientists, engineers, technologists and everyone else in the profession to achieve top results in the field of bakery, pastry confectionary and food engineering in general. So, a big thank you to all of you, as well as to the Bulić family who founded the Foundation and to Mr. Vladimir Bulić, the spiritus movens of this and many other manifestations of the aforementioned noble profession in our country.
    Now, dear friends, let the music talk!
    About twenty timeless numbers from film and classical music are brought to us tonight by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academic Choir Ivan Goran Kovačić, conducted by maestro Ivo Lipanović. I also announce the soloists, friends of the Ivan Bulić Foundation, Richemont Club bakery association and TIM ZIP company – Sandra Bagarić, Martina Tomčić, Đani Stipaničev, Ana Rucner and Darko Domitrović.
    Maestro Lipanović, please start!


    2. Shore: Lord of the Rings – CONCERNING HOBBITS
    3. Morricone: The Mission – NELLA FANTASIA
    4. Zimmer: Gladiator – NOW WE ARE FREE
    5. Rota: The Godfather – IMIGRANT – PARLA PIU PIANO
    6. Horner: Braveheart – FOR THE LOVE OF A PRINCES
    7. Bernstein: West Side Story – SOMEWHERE
    8. Djawadi: GAME OF THRONES
    9. Dalla: CARUSO
    10. L. Webber: AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE
    11. Orff: Carmina Burana – O FORTUNA
    12. Offenbach: Hofmanove priče – BARCAROLLE
    13. Bizet: Carmen – HABANERA
    14. Albinoni: ADAGIO
    15. L. Weber: Jesus Christ Superstar – GETHSEMANE
    16. Verdi: Nabucco – VA PENSIERO
    17. Puccini: Turandot – NESSUN DORMA
    18. Domitrović: ZVIJEZDA SJA ZA NAS (praizvedba)
    19. Sartori: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
    20. van Beethoven: ODA RADOSTI