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13 Oct 2021 11:30

Film Soundtrack: Great Composers

Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia Symphonic Matinee
Aimed at children aged 11+ and young people

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Dvoršak
Hosted by: Blaž Šef

Programme:
The Great Dictator (by Charles Chaplin, 1940): Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5
Seven (by David Fincher, 1995): Johann S. Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
The Lone Ranger (by Gore Verbinski, 2013): Gioachino Rossini, William Tell, overture
Amadeus (by Miloš Forman, 1984): Wolfgang A. Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria
The King's Speech (by Tom Hooper, 2010): Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major, II, Allegretto
Quantum of Solace (by Marc Forster, 2008): Giacomo Puccini, Tosca, excerpt
Johnny English Reborn (by Oliver Parker, 2011): Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (In the Hall of the Mountain King)
Apocalypse Now (by Francis Ford Coppola, 1979): Richard Wagner, The Valkyrie, excerpt

Film Soundtrack: Great Composers

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Past event
12 Oct 2021 19:30

Our Musical Cosmopolites

Brina Kafol Žust, flute
Tomaž Močilnik, clarinet
Andrej Žust, horn
Tonko Huljev, bassoon
Petra Kovačič, violin
Matjaž Bogataj, violin
Gea Pantner Volfand, viola
Jaka Stadler, cello
Iztok Hrastnik, double bass


Program:
Anton Reicha, Octet in E-flat Major for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, String Quartet and Double Bass ad lib., Op. 96
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Aldo Kumar, Istrian Suite for strings
Heinrich Hofmann, Octet in F Major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 80

 
Talent and courage, but also a devotion to chamber music, is the common denominator of excellent Slovenian instrumentalists who have won over the music community, rose to international prominence and established themselves in some of the most prestigious music institutions, pre-eminent ensembles admitting only the cream of the crop: the Vienna and Bavarian state operas, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra…
Coming together to form an ad hoc ensemble for the first time, the musicians embark on a journey across a lesser-known past to shed light on some remarkably talented composers whose genius was eclipsed by the greatness of their contemporaries: Anton Reicha, for example, was overshadowed by Beethoven, and Heinrich Hofmann by Brahms.

 

…This ad hoc ensemble was perfectly in sync with one another, each breathing life into rarely heard and as yet unheard works with their talent and knowledge, in a well-considered, integral performance.
Aleksandra Gartnar, 2019

Our Musical Cosmopolites

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Past event
29 Sep 2021 19:30

Maruša Brezavšček, recorder & Capricornus Consort Basel

Capricornus Consort Basel
Peter Barczi Baroque violin; Eva Borhi Baroque violin; Matthias Jäggi Baroque viola; Maya Amrein Baroque cello; Georg Schuppe violone; Juan Sebastian Lima theorbo; David Blunden harpsichord


Program
Johann Joseph Fux, Overture (Suite) in D Major, a selection
Johann Friederich Fasch, Sonata in D minor, for two violins, viola and basso continuo
Johann Sebastian Bach, Fantasia in G Major, “Piece d'orgue”, BWV 572, arr. for strings
Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata II, TWV 43:g1 (1730)                       
Franz Xaver Richter, Trio Sonata in A minor, Op. 4, No. 6
Christoph Graupner, Overture (Suite) in F Major, GWV 447

The Baroque ensemble Capricornus Consort Basel, winner of the 2018 International Classical Music Award, brings together artists dedicated to period performance – seeking to place a piece of music in its original context and striving to reach the very essence of the music. The artistic connection among the musicians goes back to their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where Maruša Brezavšček, a young Slovenian virtuoso, is also completing her master's degree. She was awarded first prizes at the TARF 3 (Tel Aviv Recorder Competition) in 2020 in both the “Soloist” and “Best Interpretation of an Israeli Piece” categories, and has lately been gaining experience on the baroque bassoon.

Named after the Baroque composer Samuel Capricornus (1628-1665), the Capricornus Consort Basel has dedicated itself to the performance of Baroque and High Baroque works. In addition to being their major source of inspiration, Capricornus also encourages research into the repertoire: dedicated to historically informed performance, on period instruments, the musicians bring to life (also) lesser-known and rarely played compositions by both Capricornus and his contemporaries.
 

 

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(…) excellent instrumentalists (…) They are united in perfect homogeneity and enthral with their profoundly touching expressivity.
  SWR2 RADIO
 

Maruša Brezavšček has proven herself a proficient interpreter well-versed in the extended techniques of playing musical instruments.
Maia Juvanc, 2020

Maruša Brezavšček, recorder & Capricornus Consort Basel

29 Sep 2021 19:30
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14 Sep 2021 19:30

Thierry Escaich, organ

Mirror Dances

Program
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Overture to Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (arr. Th. Escaich)
Johann S. Bach, Fugue in G Major (a la Gigue), BWV 577
Belá Bártok, Romanian Folk Dances (arr. Th. Escaich)
Jehan Alain, Variations on a Theme by Clement Janequin
Litanies
Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille
Theirry Escaich, Evocations I and II
Maurice Duruflé, Toccata from Suite for Organ, Op. 5
Improvisation - Dance suite

Composer, organist and improviser Thierry Escaich is able to combine these three profiles in a unique manner, binding them inextricably together to reflect his rich inner world. An ambassador of the great French school of improvisation, four-time recipient of the Victoires de la Musique award and 2020/21 resident organist of the Dresden Philharmonic, Escaich is equally impressive as a brilliant performer of a stylistically diversified repertoire that blends early and contemporary, folk and sacred music, or an inspired composer whose unique, highly personal style covers a broad spectrum of forms and genres.
Presented under the evocative title Mirror Dances, the evening’s programme takes us on a thrilling musical journey. Pairing the elaborate grandeur of the Baroque style with contemporary pieces, it is interspersed with the organist’s own compositions and masterful improvisations.

In Thierry Escaich's work there are no works of youth but the eternal youth of a work which is being built before our eyes with sincerity like a maturity in constant evolution.
Ircam – Center Pompidou, 2016
 

I want to go to the end of my struggles, without worrying about wanting to be original.
Thierry Escaich

Thierry Escaich, organ

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18 Oct 2021 19:30

Fabrice Murgia: Sylvia

"Blues for Sylvia Plath."

Director Fabrice Murgia digs through the journals, short stories and essays of the American poet Sylvia Plath on a quest for this brilliant artist’s soul. To reflect on this female voice, he conceived a work layered with the numerous nuances and ambiguities of Sylvia Plath’s personality.

The originality of this show is its melding of theatre and film. Throughout the performance spectators watch in real time the creation of a film projected on a big screen. The camera work highlights the tearing apart of the artist, and follows the movements of the different Sylvias from the beginning to the end. Plath’s personal and professional demons are exposed in a way that makes us feel we’ve entered the mind of a woman exhausted by her creative instincts. Nevertheless, she adamantly denies her need for a ‘normal’ life, a world hostile to talented women.

Treading the fine line between a theatrical production and filmmaking, the actors must remain aware of both the stage and cameras that watch them incessantly. This means that they are stage acting with their bodies and screen acting with their faces, as they are mostly seen in close-up. On stage, the action takes place on a film set that shows both a film in the making and backstage activity: a bridge between “being” and “portraying,” between dream and reality. And it is this ‘double’ acting, coupled with the staging’s starkness, that is the strong suit of the show, whose costumes, set design and props pay homage to 1950s pop culture.

Fabrice Murgia: Sylvia

18 Oct 2021 19:30
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Music: An Pierlé
Film directing and camera: Juliette Van Dormael
Set design: Rudy Sabounghi
Costumes: Marie-Hélene Balau
Video and lighting design: Giacinto Caponio
 

Production: Cie Artara
Co-production: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, le Théâtre de Namur, Central – La Louviere, MARS – Mons Arts de la Scene, la Fondation Mons2025 – 2018-2019 biennial, Printemps des Comédiens - Montpellier, La Comédie de Saint-Etienne – Centre Dramatique National, Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Scene, Le Carreau – Scene Nationale de Forbach et de l’Est mosellan, Théâtres en Dracénie – Draguignan, La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod

 

Past event
10 Oct 2021 19:30

Vollmaier / Bowrain

Double bill (no intermission)

Sašo Vollmaier, piano; Tine Grgurevič aka Bowrain
Two of Slovenia’s most prominent pianists in two interconnected solo recitals

 

 

I continue. To develop my own sound and expression.
No less intensely than with my previous solo project, "Vollmaier: Kind of Laibach," in which I explored my own limits of volume. This time, I'm venturing into its opposite. The brutal power of silence, the predefined motives and themes and following another impulse all give shape to an unusual sound journey full of tension, as well as beauty and clarity of moment.

I'm leaving the dynamics open. Since I chose and carved out my career as a piano player and composer, I've again found myself in a world that hovers between the past and the future.
Balancing the necessity for self-criticism and the incessant quest for the excellence of the succeeding tone. The piano offers a means of expression, light and darkness. I am well familiar with the effect of sound produced in Gallus Hall, and I am taking on this challenge again soon.

It's a battle. It's passion, life, and yes, a moment that has neither beginning nor end. It disappears when I become aware of it. This moment is replaced by sound, it settles in the hall, in the ear and on other things. And stays.
Sašo Vollmaier

Performing as a solo pianist on stage is liberating and frightening at the same time. Music comes as magic but is able to stay for ages as a piece of art. It is about confidence and trust - to stand for every transition that happens from imagination through composition and song writing to the final performance. And it is about believing –  the pressure and promise of the music to stop the time and mind for just a moment…

The past eighteen months of lockdowns and closures of public life took from me what I thought was my main point of being a musician – performances, concerts, events and audiences - but it also gave me something that changed my perception of me as a piano player and performer. I was forced to stop and to reflect – is that all that is?

During the first lockdown, I was often imagining myself back in the beginning of 2020, when everything looked “normal”. To my last solo concert in Birmingham, and my biggest composed concert with 14 musicians in Ljubljana. I felt lost and alone with too much time and no options to perform on stage, no options to share my work. I was spending endless hours in the studio – I started singing, writing songs - I became more emotional but also political – I was moving from ballads to protests, from loneliness to mass gatherings, I was trying to open up my new horizons in the new dark reality.

It's summer 2021 and everything seems like it went back to normal. The promises are coming back – I receive and accept invitations to perform, even though I fear it a little bit – the truth is I had to adapt and transform to a studio musician. And the Gallus hall is certainly not an intimate studio! It was the hall where I played in my childhood dreams and it will be the place where I will have to go out and translate into music my emotions that filled up my emptiness in the last year…it is where I will have to play as nothing has changed, as everything has changed...
Bowrain, 28/06/2021

Vollmaier / Bowrain

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1 Jun 20:00

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor and soloist: András Schiff, fortepiano

Program:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob. I/93
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Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
 

Over the past decade, Sir András Schiff, insightful musician known for the masterful and intellectual approach he brings to each masterpiece he performs, one of the finest interpreters of the German piano repertoire and founder of the Cappella Andrea Barca, has been exploring the authentic sound of the fortepiano. Sir Schiff confesses that his initial views on the instrument have been wrong and today praises the transparency and natural equilibrium of the fortepiano.
Sir Schiff, whose many honours include the International Mozarteum Foundation’s Golden Medal (2012), the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal and a Knighthood for Services to Music, performs the dual role of soloist-conductor with great proficiency.

In 2018, he accepted the role of Associated Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, complementing his interest in performing on period keyboard instruments. An ensemble seeking to break stereotypes of what it means to be a classical musician, OAD is an innovative and forward-thinking ensemble that playfully combines free-spirited risk-taking with deep scholarship.

 

 

 

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment combines exemplary musicianship with a commitment to faithfully representing the composer’s intentions, style and spirit.
Sir András Schiff

 

Schiff is one of the least demonstrative of pianists, yet he can conjure up almost out of nowhere a huge dynamic scale and variation in tonal colour. With him there are no smudges and certainly no scurrying or scampering. And his pedalling is one of the best in the business.
Alexander Hall, 2020

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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4 May 20:00

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

Program:
Claude Debussy, La mer (The Sea), three symphonic sketches for orchestra, L 109
Maurice Ravel, La Valse, a choreographic poem for orchestra
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Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, pictures from pagan Russia in two parts


Winner of the prestigious 2007 European Cultural Foundation Award and a pan-European talent pool, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is probably the most important heritage of a visionary artist, the great conductor Claudio Abbado. GMJO is an idealistic project that ensures the future of Europe's cultural heritage by investing into the next generation.

The orchestra’s talented musicians absorb the knowledge of some of the most distinguished musical names, including Myung-Whun Chung – who, alongside Abbado and Muti, is part of the elite trio of two-time winners of the Premio Abbiati for Best Conductor (1988, 2015).
Underscored by French composers, the evening’s programme gives prominence to the stylistic break between legendary composers whose music pays homage to the past whilst staying oriented towards the future.

 

 

Technically at the top of the game and motivated from ponytail to pinky; ability and willingness in ready harmony at a level and consistency that cannot be expected from all but a handful of top-notch orchestras.
Jens F. Laurson, 2017

 

Chung’s podium demeanour eschews all flamboyance. His attire is tidy, his movements are neat, clear and unexaggerated.
David Karlin, 2020

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

4 May 20:00
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25 Sep 2021 20:00

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Conductor: André de Ridder

Soloist: Kit Armstrong, piano

Program
Bryce Dessner/Woodkid, Three Hundred and Twenty
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K482
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Nicole Lizée, 8-Bit Noir
Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (original version 1841)

Youthful virtuosity, energetic creativity and zealous vision for the future all blend seamlessly in the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie – a democratically organised orchestra that shapes the music of the future whilst honouring the past. Recipients of the 2020 Cultural Commitment Award¸ Junge Deutsche Philharmonie are joined by soloist Kit Armstrong. A mathematical genius who has carved out a glittering career as a composer and pianist, Armstrong’s newly adopted artistic home is a former house of worship, the Church of Sainte-Thérese-de-l'Enfant-Jésus located in the city of Hirson, Northern France, which he refurbished as a concert hall. 

The stylistic and genre diversity that is the hallmark of conductor André de Ridder, founder of the experimental orchestra s t a r g a z e, is reflected in the finely balanced freshness of the evening’s programme: the familiarity of the past merges with the optimism of new sounds, first venturing into minimalism, which revives the music of the early Baroque, and then merging live performance with video.

Members of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie found themselves on fire (and flying high) in a thoroughly entertaining, polished and engaging performance that would be hard to beat by any youth orchestra in the world. … Throughout the piece the orchestra played thoughtfully and intelligently and judging by their body language were enjoying every minute and every note of melodic score.
Tony Cooper, 2018 

 

 A brilliant pianist who combines musical maturity and youthful daring in his exceptional playing.
New York Times

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

25 Sep 2021 20:00
25 Sep 2021 20:00
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25 May 19:30

NOW 5: Out of Paris

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer

Program:
Janez Matičič: Trans
Pierre Boulez: Notations I–IV in VII
Edgard Varese: Amériques
George Gershwin: Lullaby


Klub Lili Novy, 25 May 2022, post-concert gathering with Janez Matičič and the performers, accompanied by a selection of superb Slovenian wines.

NOW 5: Out of Paris

25 May 19:30
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