The Ivan Meśtrović birthday celebrations continue, but with an added twist, as this fantastic exhibition (Until March 3, 2024) will also mark 40 years of brilliance from the Klovićevi Dvori gallery. This is the largest Meštrović collection in the last four decades, containing signature works from around Croatia and the wider world, a brilliant introduction to the maestro for newcomers and a must for even the most experienced art lovers. The exhibition includes several never-before-seen works, another reason to make a beeline for one of Zagreb’s most impressive and important galleries as soon as you can.
Béla Fleck — Čakovec Cultural Centre (17.02.2024)
15 Grammy Awards (and 33 nominations) tell its own story. Since bursting onto the scene in the 1980s, Béla Fleck has redefined how we play and listen to the banjo. Named after three distinguished composers (no pressure), Fleck’s back catalogue is a tour de force of creativity, bouncing from genre to genre with the ease of, well, someone who has revolutionised the way his instrument is played. This should be fantastic.
Chris Botti — Čakovec Cultural Centre (15.05.2024)
There aren’t many people who play the trumpet like Chris Botti. The Portland-born superstar has been playing the instrument since he was nine years old, and the young prodigy has developed into a jazz trailblazer with Grammy Awards and an impressive discography under his belt. Botti brings his electrifying talents to Čakovec in May 2024, performing a conveyor belt of hits at the Čakovec Cultural Centre for what will be one of the most anticipated concerts of the year. Botti released his 11th studio album in late 2023, the critically acclaimed “Vol.1,” with plenty more tremendous trumpeting on the horizon.