"Music on the night of the full moon" is the name of the concert held near the fort on Vrmac within the campaign "Landscape days". The campaign is a part of the project "Heritage - Driver of Development", implemented within Cross-border programme Croatia-Montenegro, under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
The ambience of the plateau, which offers views of the peaks of mountain Lovćen on one side and Tivat Bay and Lustica on the other side, the works of classical composers were performed by the string quartet- Vedrana Rašović, Tanja Bogdanović, Mirjana Jovanović and Maja Antić.
For an unforgettable experience under the open sky, as the string quartet, it is also "responsable" the audience, which numbered more than 250 people. For such a large turnout at the concert of classical music under the open sky is credited primarily the Mountain-climbing club „Squirrel" from Kotor. Within this occasion organized hiking tours "Vrmac by night", from Kotor to Vrmac had come 99 people. Part of the audience came by organized transportation from Tivat, and the others in their own arrangement.
And everyone agree- Vrmac is a great stage for such programs. That is one of the goals of the campaign „Landscape days" - to bring as many people into the space of Vrmac and show in what ways its natural and cultural heritage could be used as economic potentials without being destroyed by unplanned overexpanded construction as the most popular model of development. "When they want to talk about development and to fascinate us, they are telling about the five, six or seven stars hotels. Tonight we have all stars and the beautiful Moon on our side. I believe that will contribute to enjoy a concert," - said Marija Nikolić from NGO Progress Gornja Lastva, welcoming the audience in the name of Montenegrin partners on the project- the Municipality of Tivat, NGO Expeditio Kotor and NGO Progress Gornja Lastva.
One of the members of the quartet who starred, Maja Antic, played also as part of the trio in concert "Music at dawn", held as a part of the same campaign on July 26th in Gornja Lastva. Playing in the ambient of Vrmac was a wonderful experience for her and she believes it should be considered as a perfect stage for future classic concerts.
The concert "Music in the night of the full moon" attended also the Artistic Director of the European Piano Program, Director of the Festival Chopin in Nohant (France) and the professor of piano at the Paris Conservatory, Mr. Adam Wibrowski. Finding the plateau beside the Fort of Vrmac as an excellent open-air stage, he mentioned that organizing classical music concert in nature is not so offen wirldwide, and that in Europe there are only few programs of such type being organized regularly. Asking about the project „Heritage", professor Wibrowski was mainly interested in cross-border cooperation between partners in organizing similar programs, and the ability to use space of Vrmac for these purposes in the future.
In organization of NGO Progress, just a few days after the concert at Vrmac, in Gornja Lastva performed the classic Trio of harmonics. The concert was held within the program "Evening at the mill," which included also the photo-exhibition "Tivat from above" by Anton Marković.
The campaign "Landscape days" continues on August 27th with Marina Knežević exhibition "Third Day". The exibition includes her oil paintings with specific representations of Vrmac as a living organism under recognizable surface. The same night, in Gornja Lastva is playing the string orchestra MNE Muse, founded by Mrs. Tomoko Sagawa, member of German diplomatic core in Montenegro.
Within the „Landscape Days", it is also planned to organize the culinary event in Gornja Lastva during the fall. The goal of this program will be to draw attention to Vrmac potentials by the flavors that hides this unique landscape, part of which is under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site. (Antonela Stjepčević, MNE Project PR)