15 Feb 09:30

Good Morning, Philharmonic Orchestra

Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia matinee concert
Introduction to the instruments of the symphony orchestra

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Samuel Burstin
Narrator: Boštjan Gorenc Pižama
 
Programme: 
Benjamin Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers
Original composition by a participant in the 10th Slovenian Music Olympiad
 
For schoolchildren aged 9 to 12
 

Good Morning, Philharmonic Orchestra

15 Feb 09:30
15 Feb 11:30
16 Feb 09:30
16 Feb 11:30
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5,00 EUR

8 Apr 20:00

Laibach: Wir sind das Volk (We Are The People)

A musical based on the texts by Heiner Müller and promotion of a new album

After two sell-outs at Kino Šiška, Laibach present their apolitically-political musical in Ljubljana one last time. Based on the texts by the German playwright Heiner Müller, Laibach’s new Wir sind das Volk album will be released this coming April on the English label Mute.   

 
Featuring: Mina Špiler, Katarina Stegnar, Cveto Kobal, Sašo Vollmaier, Vier Personen Quartet, The Stroj and His Holiness, Reverend Peter Mlakar

 

As soon as we hear the word 'Volk', we feel like musical! (Laibach)

This very special "musical", blending a concert performance and theatre piece, was launched in 2019, when dramaturg and director Anja Quickert, head of the Heiner Müller Gesellschaft, suggested the band participate in Wir sind das Volk, a show based on the dramatic texts and poetry by the German literary giant, Heiner Müller. 
Wir sind das Volk received its premiere at the Berlin HAU Theatre (Hebbel am Ufer) on 8 February 2020, followed by two subsequent performances before the epidemic temporarily halted the project. For the Slovenian audiences, the band produced a Slovenian version of the project, which opened the Klagenfurt Festival at the end of August 2021 and sold out two shows at Kino Šiška last September.

In Gallus Hall, just a stone’s throw away from the People's Assembly, Laibach and their featured guests will put on one last show in Ljubljana, a good hour and a half of patriotic fun. Although in its origin this is a patriotism grounded on German literature, patriotic sentiments are universal, and the band’s compatriots should thus also get pleasure out of the show. 
 

As soon as I hear the word ‘Volk’, I get wary,” said Heiner Müller in 1990. “It isn’t my ‘Volk,’ my people. I understood very well why Brecht always insisted on saying ‘population’ instead of ‘people.’ A slogan like ‘We are one population,’ of course, does not work. It doesn’t have any spark at all.” 

The demonstrators chanting "We are the people" in the 1989 rallies, when the Berlin Wall was being dismantled, the people who later established themselves as a political entity, seemed perfectly justified at the time. Since then, the term "Volk/people" has undergone profound political changes – not only in Germany, but everywhere in Europe, the US and the rest of the world. The ethnic potential of the "nation" demonstrated itself again, thus becoming an instrument of nationalist and racist exclusion, and today this slogan represents the appropriately balanced masses that "have had enough". In times of global regression, joining together right, but also left, populists, the phantasm “Volk” is solidifying again into ethnic, social, cultural or ideological "homogeneous" heterogeneity. 


The music theatre project “Wir sind das Volk – a Musical” harmonizes what has long belonged together: the poet Heiner Müller and the legendary band Laibach. The myth of the people cannot be buried as long as the ghosts undermine its foundation. “The dialogue with the dead cannot stop until they hand over the future that has been buried with them.” – Welcome to the abyss of the people! 


Anja Quickert

Laibach: Wir sind das Volk (We Are The People)

8 Apr 20:00
EUR 26, 32, 38 (pre-sale until 28 February), EUR 31, 37, 43 (until 7 April), EUR 38, 44, 50 (on the day of the concert)
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4 Feb 19:30

The Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir

Artistic Director: Anatoly Grindenko
Orthodox liturgical chants of the 16th and 17th centuries and sacred music by Russian Romantic composers

The Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir was founded in 1980 by Anatoly Grindenko in the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monatery, near Moscow. Following tradition, it comprises between twelve and thirteen members. The singers are all eminent researchers, passionately devoted to the repertoire for male voices, from the religious music of the Orthodox Church to the lay songs of the final years of the Soviet regime. At the time of its creation, the choir spent several years deciphering ancient manuscripts and giving representations of works that had until then been in the shadows, sometimes for centuries. With the dissolution of the USSR, the choir was able to open up to the world and perform in Europe and America, exposing its music to a much larger public. Thus, through recorded concerts, the choir built a solid international reputation that matches the beauty of its voices. In 1988, the choir was awarded the Grand Prix at the Ohrid Summer Festival in Macedonia.

Highly flexible in its choice of repertoire, the choir tackles very eclectic musical styles: Ancient and spiritual music that used to be presented in churches in past times, but also traditional Russian folk song. In excellent Monodic or Faux Bourdon style, this prestigious choir revives the entire Russian repertoire between 14th and 19th centuries, be it popular chants or masterpieces of sacred music by Russian masters such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Gretchaninov or Sviridov.

Quickly recognized for the excellence of its interpretations and the quality of its musical research, the choir has recorded 13 albums in France (Opus 111), 3 in Russia and 1 each in Germany and Poland. These records contine to receive countless awards, including the prestigious Diapason d’Or. 
The choir’s tours extend from Austria (Mozarthaus), Hungary (Haydn Hall in the Esterhazy Palace) to the Netherlands (Utrecht and Maastricht festivals), Italy (Rome, Venice), England (Poole, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Manchester), Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia and on to the United States (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, Santa Barbara, Miami, Washington, Chicago and New York’s Lincoln Center), Japan (Tokyo, Biwako, Niigata).

The choir is also a regular guest at French festivals: "La Folle Journée de Nantes", "Musiques sacrées, musiques du monde of the Abbaye de Silvanes", "Des Rencontres internationales de la musique médiévale du Thoronet", the Festival de l’art sacré of Champeaux, the Festival de l’Abbaye de l’Epau, "Voix et Route Romane", "Le Rivage des Voix", the Lourdes International Sacred Music Festival and many others.

Anatoly Grindenko Artistic Director

Hailing from Kharkov in Ukraine, Anatoly Grindenko learned to play the violin in various specialized schools in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Soon after obtaining his diploma from the Moscow Conservatory, he gave several concerts in Russia and abroad, playing the viola da gamba, accompanied by his sister Tatiana on the violin and Alexei Lubimov on the harpsichord. Then, as part of the Orpharyon trio, he participated in many ancient music festivals in Europe and the US. It was in 1980 that he founded the Student Choir of the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra monastery, in Zagorsk. His purpose was to restore ancient Russian choir song, a project that is particularly dear to his heart. The following year, the choir moved to the Danilov Monastery in Moscow. In 1985, with the blessing of the Archbishop Pitirim, the choir came under the Moscow Patriarchate. Since then, the choir has regularly accompanied religious services with orthodox songs of ancient Russia, according to its founder’s original wish. Anatoly Grindenko co-authored a book, Harmonia Divina (with Ovchinnikov, an ancient icon restorer, Opus-111, 1998), in which he shares his philosophical and theological thoughts on ancient Russian art and its ties to Egyptian and Byzantine arts.
In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious grant of the President of Russian Federation.
Since 2015 he has been member of the jury of the Russian folk music festival “The Music of the Earth,” whose Artistic Director is the famous pianist Boris Berezovsky.
 

The Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir

4 Feb 19:30
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15 Mar 09:00

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia matinee concert

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Tilen Draksler 
Narrator: Andrej Rozman Roza

Programme: 
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Miniature Overture from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a 
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian Dance (Trepak), from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Georges Bizet, Adagietto (Mvt. 3), L'Arlésienne Suite, No. 1 
Georges Bizet, Habanera, from the opera Carmen, No. 2 
Edvard Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King (Mvt. 4), Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1, Op.46 
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, March, from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a 
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dance of the Reed Flutes, from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a 
Antonín Dvořák, Humoresque, Op.101, No. 7

For pre-schoolchildren aged 4+ and schoolchildren aged under 9
 

In the Hall of the Mountain King

15 Mar 09:00
15 Mar 11:00
16 Mar 09:00
16 Mar 11:00
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5,00 EUR

Past event
20 Dec 2021 20:00

Beethoven Philharmonie

Conductor: Thomas Rösner
Soloist: Alexander Gadjiev, piano

Program: 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Coriolan Uverture, Op. 62
Frédéric Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
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Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 

Beethoven Philharmonie

20 Dec 2021 20:00
20 Dec 2021 20:00
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30,00 | 42,00 | 56,00 | 65,00 EUR

7 Mar 20:00

Edward Clug, Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Considered one of the most famous pieces of classical music (scenic cantatas), Carmina Burana by the German composer Carl Orff (1895–1982) was written in 1936 during the Naci rise to power, even though the Third Reich labelled Orff's work as degenerate music (Entartetete Musik). With Carmina Burana – in a manner similar to that previously employed by Richard Wagner with his idea of a total, comprehensive artwork (Gesamtkunstwerk) – Orff subscribed to the dramatic concept of "Theatrum Mundi" – the Great Theatre of the World in which music, movement and speech are closely and virtually inextricably intertwined. In following this artistic formula, Orff consequently modified the musical flow to the extent where music as a sonic phenomenon can receive its full expression only in a dramatic context, an intention which modern performances of Carmina Burana in purely concert form are generally unable to accomplish. 

With this complex work, whose full Latin title reads Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magical images), Orff created a unique scenic work with a specific dramaturgy based on a selection of twenty-four poems from the preserved medieval manuscript of 254 poems written by travelling students in secular Latin, Middle High German and Old French between the 11th and 13th centuries.
The dramaturgy focuses primarily on sequencing individual episodes, which vary significantly in terms of both content and character, and not so much on progressively structuring a musical whole (in the strictly classical sense). It is thus only natural that in Carmina Burana Orff consciously avoids excessively complex harmonies in favour of the immediate effect of the sung text, an effect frequently manifested in the emotionally charged moments and unusually high vocal registers of all three solo parts (e.g., the tenor aria Olim lacus colueram, the "falsetto" aria for baritone Dies, nox et omnia and the aria for soprano Dulcissime).  

Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina (Songs of Catullus) and Trionfo di Afrodite (Triumph of Aphrodite). Orff was influenced melodically by the relatively simple but dramatically effective late Renaissance and early Baroque models, especially the madrigals by William Byrd and Claudio Monteverdi. Orff’s shimmering orchestration, which does not fail to incorporate pompous dramatic moments, including the opening movement O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis (O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable), is strongly reminiscent of Stravinsky's earlier work, Les noces (The Wedding) – that takes rhythm as its main musical element. Rhythm is also vital in determining the entry point at which Edward Clug, in his signature artistic style, embarks on his inspiring choreographic exploration of the medieval mysteries of life and different perspectives on life, which even in the proverbially "dark" Middle Ages were often very liberal and actually indistinguishable from modern hedonism.  

Clug’s core visual element, expanded to reach a meaningful choreographic dimension, is the circle. As a geometric figure, the circle is nature’s simplest and most perfect creation (stars and planets are spherical in shape, heavenly bodies move in a circular or elliptical orbit). The circle also symbolises ontological perfection and cyclical nature of existence, i.e., the perpetual transition from life to death and vice versa, as evidenced by the many alchemical symbols and emblems in both Eastern and Western esoteric traditions. The circle, whose centre constitutes the principle of gnosis (knowledge, insight), acts as the dancers’ point of initiation, the primum mobile of a dance (and thus also social) collective that takes the viewer through various stages of life, energy states and psychic archetypes against the backdrop of Orff's continuous musical stimulus. 

An evolution of the life course – pointedly outlined by the forces of recoil and attraction – finds its reflection on stage through Clug's masterful expressive vocabulary. In creating new rituals of life (and gradually symbolically separating a couple as the new civilisational "primogenitors"), the choreographer allegorically underscores this evolution with a sung invocation of the texts from the famous medieval manuscript, thus creating all the conditions – through a synthesis of music, verbal and dance arts – for a deep and intense spiritual experience of life. 
 

Edward Clug, Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

7 Mar 20:00
8 Mar 20:00
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Choreographer: Edward Clug
Conductor: Simon Krečič

Petya Ivanova, soprano
Martin Sušnik, tenor
Domen Križaj, baritone


 

Dancers: Catarina de Meneses, Tijuana Križman Hudernik, Metka Masten, Evgenija Koškina, Tetiana Svetlična, Ema Perič, Hristina Stoycheva, Asami Nakashima, Mirjana Šrot, Satomi Netsu, Olesja Hartmann Marin, Mina Radaković, Monja Obrul, Tea Bajc, Ines Urošević, Mircea Golescu, Tiberiu Marta, Sergiu Moga, Yuya Omaki, Alexandru Pilca, Sytze Jan Luske, Gaj Žmavc, Davide Buffone, Matteo Magalotti, Jan Trninič, Tomaž Golub, Luka Ostrež, Lucio Mautone, Maro Vranaričič 

lovenian National Theatre Maribor Symphony Orchestra 
Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Opera Choir 

Set Designer Marko Japelj
Costume Designer Leo Kulaš
Lighting Designer Tomaž Premzl
Assistant Choreographers Matjaž Marin, Sergiu Moga

Past event
1 Jan 2022 18:00

Traditional New Year's Concert

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: George Pehlivanian

Soloists: Klemen Leben, accordion; Peter Napret, zither

Programme: 
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Overture to the opera Donna Diana  
Viktor Parma, Intermezzo from the opera Ksenija
Emile Waldteufel, The Skaters' Waltz, Op. 183
Klemen Leben, Leggerezza, for accordion and orchestra, new work
Franz Lehár, Gold and Silver, Op. 79
Julius Fučík, The Florentine March, Op. 214
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Slavko Avsenik, Pastirček (The Little Shepherd)
Urban Koder, Cvetje v jeseni (Blossoms in Autumn)
Josef Strauss, Music of the Spheres, Op. 235 
Julius Fučík, Entry of the Gladiators, Op. 68 
Josef Hellmesberger Sr., Ball Scene 
Bedřich Smetana, Dance of the Comedians from the opera The Bartered Bride (Act 3)
Helmut Lachenmann, Marche fatale

As our last festive gathering seems like a lifetime ago, we look forward to spending an evening in your company with even greater anticipation. Most of the evening’s well-known and exquisite tunes will undoubtedly sound familiar, you might even get the feeling that you've always carried them inside you. The programme will range from gentle Slovenian melodies to marches and elated waltzes, as well as other dances by the great masters of opera and operetta. The Slovenian Philharmonic and Cankarjev dom take great delight in creating an exhilarating and unforgettable New Year’s music experience. 
Join us on New Year's Day – let us enjoy the festive mood and equally scintillating music together.

Maestro George Pehlivanian, raise your baton; Orchestra, the stage is yours!
 

Traditional New Year's Concert

1 Jan 2022 18:00
1 Jan 2022 18:00
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19,00 | 22,00 | 27,00 | 32,00 EUR

11 Sep

Ólafur Arnalds

some kind of peace
Live 2022

Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album ‘some kind of peace’. 

Ólafur’s performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe as he invites them to join him on a journey where he presents his most personal and raw music to date — being played live on stage for the first time ever. His haunting and often intensely emotional shows are an exercise in intimacy, a space for the artist and audience to share their vulnerability through music.

His tour in support of 2018’s ‘re:member’ was met with high critical acclaim. With more than 150 concerts Ólafur played to hundreds of thousands of fans and sold out some of the world’s most iconic concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie and Sydney Opera House.

Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians put on a spellbinding performance that brings together past, present and new material. His groundbreaking, self-playing Stratus pianos will be along for the ride — creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences that make every performance unique.

‘some kind of peace’ is an album about letting your guard down, remarkable in its openness and its honesty. In light of everything that has happened these shows will undoubtedly feel especially meaningful.


 

The Ólafur Arnalds concert, originally scheduled for 9 October 2021, has been postponed to 11 September 2022.The tickets remain valid for the new date.
Ticketholders unable to attend the concert on the new date are entitled to a refund or credit note. For further information please contact us on info@cd-cc.si, vstopnice@cd-cc.si and via CD’s social media messaging.

 

Ólafur Arnalds

11 Sep
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31 Dec 2021 20:00

Cirque Le Roux: A Deer in the Headlights

"Circus on the edge."

In 2015, Cirque Le Roux created The Elephant in the Room – an exhilarating and deliciously retro circus comedy that over the last four years has been presented more than 400 times throughout the world.

The show played to sold-out houses at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. Some 50,000 spectators attended the performances at Bobino Paris, and the company received the Étoile du Parisien award in 2017.

Their latest original creation, A Deer in the Headlights, draws from the French New Wave, American grindhouse and 70s independent cinema to tell a story of a family, loss and life through an eccentric and comical intrigue.

Storyline: Miss Betty has died… Her three children gather at their rural family home in order to prepare for her funeral. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger tips the scale and the newly reunited family is thrown into chaos. Featuring a gallery of surprising, charismatic, funny and flamboyant characters, A Deer in the Headlights highlights the singularity, fragility and tenderness of all human relations.

Six virtuosi circus artists perform handstands, hand to hand, banquine, acrobatics and tight-wire acts, blending physical risk with emotional depth and humour. A Deer in the Headlights is an homage to cinema, contemporary circus, and to the human condition, with all its comedy, awkwardness and splendour. Imbued with a cinematic, meticulously detailed aesthetic, its high-voltage performances are rich in tragicomic, dreamlike atmospheres.

 

 

 



 

Cirque Le Roux: A Deer in the Headlights

28 Dec 2021 19:30
29 Dec 2021 19:30
30 Dec 2021 18:00
31 Dec 2021 20:00
28 Dec 2021 19:30
29 Dec 2021 19:30
30 Dec 2021 18:00
31 Dec 2021 20:00
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Silvestrska predstava: 22 | 26 |30| 34 EUR
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Choreography, tap-dancing, adagio: Brad Musgrove
Original music: Alexandra Strélisk
Authors: Lolita Costet, Charlotte Saliou, Grégory Arsenal, Philip Rosenberg et Yannick Thomas
Performers: Coline Mazurek, Craig Gadd, Konan Larivere, Naël Jammal
Translater: Primož Ponikvar
Production: Cirque Le Roux

Past event
15. - 17 Dec 2021 at 19:30

Vlado Kreslin

30th anniversary of Cankarjev dom concerts


This December Slovenian singer/songwriter, musician and poet Vlado Kreslin is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his Cankarjev dom concerts with a reissue of his first solo album, Namesto koga roža cveti, originally released in late June 1991 as the first CD to come out after Slovenia had declared its independence. 

The album will be released by Založba kaset in plošč as a double LP. This year’s December concerts will be dedicated to this iconic album. Vlado and his backing bands, Mali bogovi and Beltinška banda, will not leave out any of the album tracks while also playing some of their recently composed songs.


 

Vlado Kreslin

15. - 17 Dec 2021 at 19:30
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21,00 | 25,00 | 29,00 | 34,00 EUR

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