Meeting with the organizers and opening act of the Ohrid Summer festival
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:43   

Sredba_Forplay_01The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, received today in the "Villa Biljana" in Ohrid the organizers of the "Ohrid Summer" festival and members of the world famous jazz quartet "Fourplay" from the United States, who,  accompanied by the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the opening of this year's 57th edition of "Ohrid Summer".
In the wake of tomorrow's opening of "Ohrid Summer", the Macedonian President expressed satisfaction with the annual program, pointing out that this festival gives an exceptional contribution to the promotion of Macedonian culture in the world, as well as to the most important world cultural achievements in front of the Macedonian audience.

President Ivanov welcomed the participation of the American smooth jazz quartet at "Ohrid Summer" and wished them a successful performance at the opening of the festival the following day. In a conversation with the members of "Fourplay", the Macedonian president pointed out that jazz, with its improvisation, creativity and instrumental peculiarity is a universal language that connects people and always goes with the aspiration to achieve and safeguard freedom. The members of "Fourplay" thanked the Macedonian President and expressed their satisfaction that the President is a great lover and supporter of jazz music.

At the meeting, the organizers of the festival informed President Ivanov of the preparations for the new, enriched concept of the Ohrid Summer Festival, which introduced several musical genres and content, maintaining however classical music as its main feature. Ohrid Summer Festival will offer over 40 musical performances by domestic and foreign artists, 10 theater plays and even more exhibitions. The Republic of Macedonia will host over 300 high profile artists, performers and authors from 20 countries from all over the world, among which China, Indonesia, USA, Netherlands, Italy, Russian Federation, Austria, Canada, Poland, Spain, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark, Armenia and other countries.

The manifestation "Ohrid Summer" is traditionally held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Macedonia.