2008 Itinerary

2008 Study Tour to the Balkans Itinerary


Friday, May 9th 

  • Travel from New Haven to Vienna

Saturday, May 10th | Vienna-Sarajevo

  • Travel from Vienna to Sarajevo
  • Visit to Serbian Sarbona Church; lecture on its history, architecture, and iconography by Darko Djogo
  • Evening concert by the Chamber Choir of the Department for Church Music and Singing, Academy of music at the University of Serbian Sarajevo

Sunday, May 11th | Sarajevo

  • Visit to National Museum of B&H and the Sarajevo Haggadah and Jewish culture in Sarajevo
  • Visit to St. Joseph’s Church for a folk Mass by Zvonko Martic
  • Folk Feast lunch with group
  • Forum with professors and students from the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies and International Multireligious and Intercultural Center

Monday, May 12th | Sarajevo

  • Presentations by Faculty of Islamic Studies on Islam and Bosnia; group discussion with students from FIS
  • Free time in Old Town
  • Visit to Sarajevo Academy of Music; Sufi music in B&H
  • Concert of choir Gaudeamus
  • Visit to the Ghazi Husrev-Bey Mosque; concert of tradidiional Islamic music of ilahi and kasida
  • Tour of the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of the Saint Anthony Padua; conversation with Franciscan Fathers
  • Meeting with Reis Dr. Ceric, Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Concert with the Interreligious Choir Pontinima

Tuesday, May 13th | Medjugorje - Dubrovnik

  • Visit to Medjugorje
  • Lunch with Home of the Sacred Heart
  • Travel to Dubrovnik
  • Free time in Dubrovnik

Wednesday, May 14th | Montenegro

  • Travel to Herceg Novi (Montenegro)
  • Visit to Monastery Savina
  • Visit to Musica Academy in Cetinje
  • Presentations on pictional art, sacred objects, and music in Montenegro
  • Dinner in Dubrovnik
  • Concert with Glagolitic Choir “Faroski Kantaduri” from the island Hvar

Thursday, May 15th | Dubrovnik - Zagreb

  • Visit to the Cathedral and Dominican (art collection) and Franciscan (library) monasteries in Dubrovnik
  • Travel to Zagreb
  • Concert options: Croatian National Theater opera, or “Ivan Filipovic” choir concert 

Friday, May 16th | Zagreb

  • Visit to Catholic Theological Faculty and Institute for Church Music “Albe Vidakovic”; presentations on the Roman-Catholic Church in Croatia and Liturgy and the relationship of church and culture
  • Visit to the Music Academy; presentation on Croation music and ethnomusicology, workships with Goran Jerkovic and Mario Penzar
  • Lecture at Baptist Church in Zagreb; Protestant Traditions in Croatia, Church & Politics in the Balkans, Croatian Religious Art
  • Concert options: rehearsal of the choir “Emil Cossetto” or Zagreb Philharmony Orchestra concert

Saturday, May 17th | Zagreb 

  • Visit to the Croatian Museum and Modern Art Museum; Tour of Croatian Muweum of Naive Art
  • Organists depart to Lepoglava and Trakoscane with Mario Penzar
  • Guided tour of historical-cultural places in Zagreb
  • Concert: Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, May 18th | Zagreb - Istria

  • Visit to Church of the SS Cyril and Methodius Greek Catholic Church, Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord (Serbian Orthodox Church) and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. Stephen (Roman Catholic Cathedral)
  • Solemn Mass at Church of St. Mark
  • Travel to Pazin; presentations on Istria and Cultures and Traditional Istrian music
  • Visit to Beram frescoes
  • ISM Community Dinner

Monday, May 19th

  • Visit to Euphrasius Basilica in Porec
  • Travel to Buje, farewell concert by Penzar
  • Travel to Venice
  • Visit to St. Mark’s church 
  • Free evening in Venice

Tuesday, May 20th

  • Free morning in Venice
  • Staged groups travel from Venice to New Haven

Wednesday, May 21st

  • Remaining groups travel from Venice to New Haven