LITTLE STARS – The World Champion Girls Choir Perform in Palm Springs
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TEA & SYMPHONY TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28th 3:00 – 5:00pm ANNOUNCING THE PALM
Maestro Dino Zonic and The Palm Springs Orchestra PRESENT LITTLE STARS (Zvjezdice)
As part of Palm Springs Orchestra concert series “Holiday in Palm Springs”
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Maestro Dino Zonic and The Palm Springs Orchestra
LITTLE STARS (Zvjezdice)
WORLD CHAMPION GIRLS CHOIR
– Zagreb, Croatia
CULTURAL AMBASSADORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Maestro Zdravko Sljivac, Conductor
Antonia Dunjko – Soprano
Diana Grubisic Cikovic – Harp, Piano
“Holiday in Palm Springs” DECEMBER 17-19, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 6pm – exclusive PSO Patrons concert event, featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn performing with her Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius Violin and the Little Stars – Girls Choir.
Friday, December 18, 2015 – 7pm – PSO Gala presents Little Stars, Hyatt Resort and Spa, Palm Springs.
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It is our pleasure to introduce an inspiring jewel from Zagreb, Croatia, the Little Stars, the World Champion Girls Choir.
Palm Springs Orchestra and the city of Palm Springs are honored to have the Little Stars to visit and to perform in Palm Springs, December 17-19, 2015.
Named as Cultural Ambassadors of the European Union, the Little Stars will perform three special holiday performances for the the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley. For their USA tour, the Little Stars will visit New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. Little Stars became twice world champion at Llangollen International Music Festival, Llangollen, Wales, U.K.. Their sensational Llangollen performance has brought them well deserved acclaim from millions more throughout the world.
In a series of its notable international appearances, two United States tours deserve special mention. First came the highly successful tour in 2003 (New York, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Northern Kentucky), when the choir received a major acknowledgement – with December 12 being declared the “Little Stars” Day in New York and December 19 the “Little Stars” Day in Dayton. The other equally successful tour took place respectively in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York in 2004, and included the concert in the Church of the Holy Family at the United Nations Chapel in New York under the high patronage of Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the UN. In 2006, the tour to Australia and Malaysia (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur) followed, and the tour to Canada took place in 2008.
More recent international successes of the Little Stars include the concert at New York’s Lincoln center in 2010, as well as the concert held on Europe Day in the Milan cathedral, the participation in Croatia-Slovenia project The Symphony of a Thousand by Gustav Mahler in 2011, the tour to Saint Petersburg in 2012 , the participation in the War Requiem in 2013 and the participation in the international project “1000 Voices For Peace“, marking the 100th anniversary of WWI, in Bruxelles (2014)
Many works by the leading Croatian composers have been dedicated to the “Zvjezdice” choir, most notably The Four Seasons by Davorin Kempf, Orion, Venus, Andromeda by Milko Kelemen andDjevojačke vede (Maiden Vedas) by Ivo Josipović.
The Little Stars choir has received many national and international awards and some of the most notable are: two awards for best performance at the International Choir Festival in Llangollen, North Wales (the International Musical Eisteddfod), the outstanding performance awards at the Sligo Choir Festival, Ireland and Stavanger, Norway, the award for the best performance of a contemporary composition at the International Youth Choir Festival Celje. 1991, at the Varazdin Baroque Nights, alongside Soprano Dunja Vejzovic, Mezzo-soprano Ruža Pospiš-Baldani and Chamber Orchestra Zagreb Soloists, the choir received the Ivan Lukacic Award for outstanding performance of the G.B. Pergolessi’s Stabat Mater.Zvjezdice won the Milka Trnina Award for their 25th Anniversary Concert in Zagreb.
Little Stars has been appointed the cultural ambassador of the Republic of Croatia by the European Federation of Choirs of the Union.
Zdravko Šljivac, conductor
A versatile musician, composer, producer, conductor, music teacher, editor and associate of the Croatian Television.
He is the founder of the Zvjezdice Girls’ Choir and has been acting as its permanent conductor for the past 30 years. Under his direction, the choir has won many national and international awards (two awards for the best performance at the International Choral Festival in Wales, awards for an outstanding performance in Norway and Ireland, the award for the best performance of a contemporary composition at the International Youth Choir Festival Celje, etc.)
He is a multiple winner of “Porin”, the Croatian discography award, in several categories (the best production of classical music, the best production of Croatian traditional music, the best production of children’s music, etc.), the Varaždin Baroque Evenings award and Croatian Composers’ Society award and the Milka Trnina’s award.
Zdravko Šljivac has composed music for a number of television films and series and theatre plays. He is the artistic director and the originator of numerous music projects and festivals. He was an associate and the conductor of the World Children’s Choir in Paris and has nurtured young talents through his outstanding work in music education. He acts as a member of many music juries.
Šljivac has collaborated with the Zagreb Soloists, the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre (HNK), the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, the Croatian Army Symphony Orchestra, the Tamburica Orchestra of the Croatian Radio television (HRT), etc. He is a regular member of the Croatian Composers’ Society and has been appointed the cultural ambassador of the Republic of Croatia by the European Federation of Choirs of the Union.