Although it was pouring down rain all afternoon, the clouds cleared up and an evening with starry skies welcomed the long-awaited concert of the world-famous cello duo 2Cellos – Stjepan Hauser, Luka Šulić with drummer Dusan Kranjc. Held in the unique atmosphere of the ATP stadium in Stella Maris, Umag which was filled to capacity.
It was the first appearance 2Cellos in Umag, Istria. The second after last year’s live concert at Arena Pula, and the only one to take place this year in Istria, so it is not surprising that a long line of cars came to Istria, Slovenia, but also many tourists from all over Europe began to trickle to the stadium and many before the concert.
The young and famous cellists work a spectacle wherever they go, and fans eagerly await them on all continents. Umag was no exception. They performed in an extremely good mood and were relaxed, with humorous comments. The show included two large video screens through which the audience could follow every move the cellists made.
“I hope you will stay until the end of the concert, it will be better and better, the first part of your way, you know…” Stjepan Hauswr said jokingly at the beginning of the show, which began in a light and classic tone. “However…” as Luka said, “…it is not a classical concert” and he invited the audience to “dance, sing and flirting with Stephen.”
Songs included, “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “With Or Without You” by U2, Sting’s “Shape Of My Heart “Muse” Resistance ” and” Human Nature “by Michael Jackson. And just when the audience was lulled into easy style, 2CELLOS set off a spectacle, first with Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”, and the stage they are then without much announcement joined by drummer Dusan Kranjc, and they all brought the audience into ecstasy playing “Welcome To The Jungle “Guns N ‘Roses,” Thunderstruck “AC / DC,” Voodoo People “Prodigy, until” Smells Like Teen Spirit “Nirvana and” I Can not Get No Satisfaction “the Rolling Stones.
From the middle of the show, until the very end – the audience was on its feet, and almost all of the strings on Hauser’s bow were shredded, though they did not give up and he continued to play.
The audiences called for an encore three times and 2CELLOS responded three times! Which they do not normally perform 3 encores, but they said later that the “atmosphere was the right one” and they finished in a light spirit, a good night. Stjepan said he was particularly pleased that they were performing in Istria, his native land, and he even greeted his mother in the audience.
After the concert, Hauser, Sulic and Kranjc moved to a special place in the stadium where theysigned autographs, and Stjepan jokingly said, “we will sign you wherever you want”.
Although the term concert scheduled for July 29 was cncelled due to bad weather, the organizer Veseljko Buić from Pazin agencies VIB did not give up and this performance was the second attempt – it proved a sure shot – a concert and the atmosphere is what took place last night at the stadium rarely make that place could be replaced.
Wish we were there!
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