Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces, Alain Crepin, conductor

The Croatian Armed  Forces  Band is a representative orchestra of the Republic of Croatia, founded in 1991. Besides performing the protocol tasks,  the orchestra has performed various concerts within the framework of the Concert Season in the Concert Hall "Vatroslav Lisinski" in Zagreb. The main part of the repertoire is made up of original compositions for wind instruments, and special notice is given to the first performances of the Croatian composers as well as the Croatian first performances of the pieces which are part of world's heritage. The orchestra is composed of the young academic musicians, and besides the Concert Band, there are also various Chamber Ensembles, Brass Band, Big Band, and Marching Band. The orchestra has been led by many respected conductors, where as many eminent Croatian and foreign soloists have performed with the orchestra. The cooperation with other Croatian  musical ensembles is customary. Besides the concerts during the concert season, the orchestra has performed at various Croatian summer festivals (Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Osor, Krk, Hvar), at Varaždin BaroqueEvenings and Music bienalle Zagreb. Worth mentioning are also the guest performances in Lourdes, Budapest, and at the Moscow autumn festival. Besides many recordings for the Croatian Broadcast, the orchestra has recorded several CD-s containing Croatian music.


  • Jul 11 2018

    Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces, Alain Crepin, conductor

    concert with orchestra

    Olivier Calmel (1974): Manhattan Skyline  -  

    I 5th Avenue, II Timesquare, III Terminal Central, VI Big Central Park, VII Financial District -  
    Philippe Portejoie, soloist
    Aaron Perrine (1979): **It has to be so beautiful - * Kenneth Tse, soloist 
    Alain Crepin (1954): Complicities - Jovana Joka, Lev Pupis, soloists
    David DeBoor Canfield (1950): Concerto after Dvořák for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble - The US Navy Band Quartet, soloist

    * Yamaha performing artist
    **  "The performance of It Has to Be Beautiful is dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Klauda Anderson." - Kenneth Tse

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