Gallus Hall Cankarjev Dom . . Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra Jader Bignamini, conductor Matej Grahek, flute − . . Georges Bizet: L'arlésienne, Suite No. 2 André Jolivet: Concerto for Flute and Strings Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 The Firebird, ballet suite . . Italian clarinettist and conductor Jader Bignamini is the resident conductor of the Verdi Symphony Orchestra. He is equally at home in the standard symphonic repertoire as in opera, and he debuted at Milan’s La Scala in 2015. He first appeared with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra on 8 November 2015 in Graz, at a gala concert featuring soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov. . We are familiar with flutist Matej Grahek as an excellent soloist and chamber musician who often turns his hand to jazz in addition to classical music. He is a principal flutist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and a teacher at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet. . The French flavoured programme ranges from Bizet’s popular L'arlésienne, incidental music for Daudet’s eponymous play collected in two concert suites, through Jolivet’s Concerto for Flute and Strings, a French “classic” of the twentieth century, to another concert suite, The Firebird by Stravinsky, a Russian who spent part of his life in France. It was precisely thanks to his collaboration with Diaghilev and his Russian Ballet, which was active in Paris, that Stravinsky achieved international success in Europe and America. . . .
Marjan Kozina Hall Slovenian Philharmonic . . Latvian Radio Choir Sigvards Kļava, conductor . . Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 Ēriks Ešenvalds: Stars Per Anders Hillborg: Mou:aa:yiy:oum Gustav Mahler, arr. Gerard Pesson: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 Arvo Pärt: Nunc Dimittis Pēteris Vasks: The Message of the Titmouse . . Sigvards Kļava is one of the most internationally recognised Latvian conductors. He is also a music teacher and producer, as well as being the artistic director of the Latvian Radio Choir, which he has led since 1992. Under his leadership, the choir has become a first-rate ensemble with an international reputation, and this year it will present a fraction of its extensive repertoire to the Slovenian audience. Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil is regarded as one of the composer’s best creations and is among the most beautiful works of Orthodox sacred music. It will be followed by a composition by Latvian composer and lecturer at the Latvian Music Academy, Ēriks Ešenvalds. Per Anders Hillborg is one of the leading Swedish composers, and his sonic study Mou:aa:yiy:oum for 16-voice choir is among the classic works of the contemporary minimalist style. The are two more minimalist compositions on the programme, by Estonian Arvo Pärt and Latvian Pēteris Vasks. The Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, which is probably the composer’s most frequently performed work, will provide a pleasant contrast. . The opening concert of the Vocal Series is a project of the European Network of Professional Chamber Choirs TENSO, supported by the EU Culture Programme. . . .
Gallus Hall Cankarjev Dom . . Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra Julian Rachlin, conductor, violin Sarah McElravy, viola . − Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, KV 364/320d Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Michail Zinman: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 . . The career of violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin has enriched the world stage of classical music for almost three decades. In the previous concert season, he performed with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta, as well as appearing with the St Petersburg, Israeli and Chinese Philharmonics. As a conductor, he debuted with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and the Luxemburg Philharmonic. He is also active as a chamber musician, where his partners have included Martha Argerich, Natalio Gutman, Mischa Maisky, Mstislav Rostropovich and Itamar Golan. Rachlin performs on a Stradivari violin named Ex.Liebig, dating from 1704. On this occasion, he will perform the Mozart dialogue together with Canadian violinist and violist Sarah McElravy, another versatile and renowned musician. Her repertoire ranges from solo music, through chamber music, to orchestral music. She is a founding member of the Linden String Quartet, with whom she has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing at some of the most prestigious concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Suntory Hall. . . .
Gallus Hall Cankarjev Dom . . Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra Mario Brunello, cello and musical direction − . . Franz Schubert: Interlude No. 3 from the incidental music to the play Rosamunde, D. 797 Franz Schubert, arr. Gaspar Cassadó: Cello Concerto in A minor Arpeggione Nino Rota: Ballabili, from the film Leopard Cello Concerto No. 2 . . The career of Italian cellist Maria Brunello experienced a rapid ascent after he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1986. Since then, Brunello has performed with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the French National Orchestra and Milan’s Orchestra della Scala, under the baton Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Ton Koopman and Claudio Abbado. . Brunello is also active as a chamber musician, performing with Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet and the Borodin and Alban Berg Quartets. He performs on a cello by Giovanni Paolo Maggini dating from the beginning of the seventeenth century. In 1994, he founded the Orchestra d’Archi Italiana (Italian String Orchestra), with which he performs regularly as a soloist and conductor. On this occasion, he will perform the celebrated Schubert sonata, which the Spanish cello virtuoso Cassadó has arranged as a concerto. He will also play a concerto by Nino Rota, an Italian composer who gained a reputation as a composer of film music, penning unforgettable melodies for many Fellini films, as well as for the first two films of the trilogy The Godfather. . . .
Gallus Hall Cankarjev Dom . . Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra Philipp von Steinaecker, conductor − . . Thomas Adés: Overture to the opera The Tempest, Op. 22a Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande, opera suite Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, opera suite, TrV 227d . . German conductor and cellist Philipp von Steinaecker performs a varied repertoire, from Baroque music, Viennese Classicism and German Romanticism, to the Second Viennese School. Since 2010, he has led the Camerata Salzburg and the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, as well as many other northern Italian orchestras. On this occasion, he will present a programme in which the popular and always welcome Der Rosenkavalier and Pelléas et Mélisande are joined by the overture to the opera The Tempest by British composer Thomas Adés. Based on Shakespeare’s play, Adés’s opera was composed in 2004. The premiere at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London was followed by successful repeat performances in Strasbourg, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Vienna and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Despite the absence of singers, the present programme has a strong operatic flavour, combining late-Romantic and Impressionist sonorities with one of the major operatic blockbusters of our time. . . .preberi več
3rd Philharmonic Festival of Baroque Music
Slovenian Philharmonic Marjan Kozina Hall . . Artistic Director: Matej Šarc . . At the 3rd Philharmonic Festival of Baroque Music, we will lead the audience to the world of the Italian Baroque, which in its own time represented the ideal of beauty all over Europe and was therefore extremely popular and highly prized throughout the continent. At three concerts, we will present music from Venice and Naples, as well as music written by Italian composers for foreign courts in Dresden, Lund, Vienna and elsewhere. Since the music of Italian masters such as Albinoni, Vivaldi and Alessandro Marcello had an important influence on Johann Sebastian Bach, the festival will also be imbued with the music of the great master. . . .
3D house tour of Slovenian Philharmonic
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