In a quiet family town of Herceg Novi, Belgrade saxophone festival “Belgrade Saxperience” organizes the Saxophone Summer School from 8 to 13 August 2017. The summer school aims to educate and raise the level of performance of its participants, but also to bring together saxophone students from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia and Croatia, and to enable them to meet and work together in the future. During six days, participants will have the opportunity to have individual and group classes with professors from Serbia and abroad. Classes are held at the Music School in Herceg Novi. Upon completion of the Saxophone Summer School, participants will perform at the final concert, after which they will be officially awarded certificate of attendance at the Saxophone Summer School in Herceg Novi.
Also, during the Summer School, the International Festival Saxophone, Summer Saxperience will be held from 11 to 13 August 2017, and thus, next to the Film Festival and the Guitar Art Festival, it will become one of the most important cultural events in Herceg Novi. Saxophone teachers at the Summer School are also the performers at the festival, and the participants will have the opportunity to attend the concerts.
About Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi is located between the highest mountain of the Dinara massive, Orjen (1,895 m) and the entrance to one of the most beautiful bays in the world, the Bay of Kotor. It is a meeting point and intersection of various civilizations, which left a deep mark on its current appearance. Even at the first glance, the Old Town reveals its walls with high and strong stone castles and towers.
The first in the chain of fortifications was Citadela on the seashore, whose remains still lie close to dominant fortress on the town seashore, Forte Mare.
On the hillside above Herceg Novi rises Španjola. For the most part it preserved its authentic architecture and in 1966 it was converted into in summer stage, considered by many the most beautiful open stage in the entire Adriatic coast. It was built during the Ottoman rule but it was named Spanjola by the local population, because Spaniards, during their short reign (1538-1539), participated in its construction. It was completed in 1548, and it is the best preserved fortification construction on the Adriatic.
Among the valuable fortifications is certainly fortress Mamula, which was erected in the late nineteenth century at the very entrance of the Bay of Kotor, on the island of Lastavica (Swallow), by Austrian admiral Lazar Mamula.
Savina monastery complex is located in a unique ambience of Mediterranean vegetation near the seaside. It consists of two churches dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the monastery refectory with the Treasury and the church of St. Sava. It is a real example of the successful compound between eastern and western cultures.
The Church of St. Archangel Michael is located on the upper square in the Old Town, the popular Belavista. This building represents an exceptionally successful and imaginative blend of Byzantine, Romanesque-Gothic style and Islamic reminiscence.
In the municipality of Herceg Novi there are 89 churches, including 75 Orthodox and 14 Catholic. The Church of St. Jerome, located in the Old Town on Mico Pavlovic Square, was built in 1856. It is embellished by the work of one of the greatest Baroque painters Tripo Kokolja. According to archaeological research, the court of Tvrtko I – founder of the city, was located in this area. Opposite the church is the Music School.
“Herceg Novi is a city of eternal green, sun and numerous stairs.”