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(E) Bjelinski for the first time in Washington DC
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  11/13/2003 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Bjelinski for the first time in Washington DC


Croatian Musical Heritage Series

Ljerka Pleslic Bjelinski, Michael Edwards and Margaret Casman-Vuko

Ljerka Bjelinski Pleslic & Bruno Bjelinski

performe Bruno Bjelinski  for the first time in Washington DC.

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Croatian Musical Heritage Series Concert at Austrian Embassy

Washington, DC, November 12, 2003 - The Embassy of Croatia, Croatian House, and the Association of Alumni and Friends of Croatian Universities – National Capital Group, are proud to present a very special musical event onFriday, November 14, 2003, at the Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. As part of the Croatian Musical Heritage Series, Ljerka Pleslic Bjelinski, Michael Edwards and Margaret Casman-Vuko will present the works of the distinguished Croatian composer Bruno Bjelinski (1909-1992).

Ljerka Pleslic Bjelinski, considered one of the outstanding Croatian pianists of her generation, will interpret the works of her late husband, Bruno Bjelinski. The award-winning artist has earned critical acclaim across the globe, as well as inspired many young musicians at the Music Academy of Zagreb.

Michael Edwards, a Philadelphia-born clarinetist with a deep passion for the music of Bruno Bjelinski, is hailed as one of the world’s leading exponents of the clarinet. In addition to extensive chamber music experience, Mr. Edwards’ solo work has taken him across North America, Europe, and the Far East.

Margaret Casman-Vuko has trained as a soprano in both the United States and Croatia. A graduate of the New England Conservatory School of Music, Ms. Casman-Vuko has a performance background in recital, television, radio, and film.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.


For further information, please contact:
Alan Vojvodic,
Second Secretary
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to the U.S.
2343 Massachussetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20008
Phone: (202) 986 9476
Fax: (202) 234 2363

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