Summer Orchestra Camp 2019


Križanke, Ljubljana

August 2019

The Event

In August 2019, the #POK Orchestra Camp took place in the form of an active music holiday.
#SMO #POK was attended by 65 young musicians from all regions of Slovenia. From 23 to 30 August 2019, music and other artistic workshops with various themes and preparation for the concert with Vlad Kreslin in Križanke took place in Ljubljana. Composers Jani Golob (Slovenia) and Valter Sivilotti (Italy) re-arranged carefully selected songs by Vlad Kreslin as pieces for symphony orchestra especially for #SMO #POK. During the first three days of the camp, we first conducted sectional rehearsals for individual instruments or groups with mentors for technical and stylistic musical refinement. This was followed by joint rehearsals with the orchestra and rehearsals with Vlad Kreslin. Artistic workshops for young musicians were organised together with the Pioneer Centre for Youth Culture, which touched on other arts and skills that open horizons and build confidence, concentration and self-confidence for a relaxed and simply better performance of young musicians. On the day of the concert, a dress rehearsal with a sound check was held first in the Križanke Summer Theatre, then a joint sound check before the concert and finally the concert.

Mentors for music activities #POK:
Matjaž Porovne (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra) - first violin
Dejan Gregorič (freelance artist - chamber musician) - drugaviolina
Yasumichi Iwaki (RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra) - viola
Katarina Jericijo (GŠ Kranj) - cello
Joana Gonzales (Academy of Music) - double bass
Monika Volarič (MOK, Vienna) - flute
Andraž Jagodic (MDW, Vienna) - clarinet
Monika Babič (Symphony Orchestra SNG Maribor) - oboe
Jure Gradišnik (RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra) - brass
Jože Bogolin (freelance artist - percussionist) - percussion
Živa Ploj Peršuh - conductor

Mentors for artistic content #POK:
Ravil and Natalia Sultanova - Circus skills
Urška Strehar Benčina - Theatre Improvisation
Eva Moškon - "Lead" singer/songwriter
Ana Medved - Dance workshop
Andrej Pekarovic - Guitar
Eva Jeraj - Art Workshop

All activities #POK

Music activities /32 hours
Sectional Exercises and Group Sectional Exercises / 9 hours
Joint orchestra rehearsals: / 20 hours
Concert: 30. 08. 2019 Križanke

Other (compulsory) activities / 9 hours
Learning circus skills as a new form of movement
Theatre Improvisation Workshop
Music workshop: lead singer/songwriter
Dance workshop
Music workshop: guitar
Art and visual arts workshops

Additional activities:
See the musical The Master and Margaret (Ljubljana Festival, Križanke)
Traviata opera (Ljubljana Festival, Cankarjev dom)

Activity locations in Ljubljana:
Pioneer Centre - Centre for Youth Culture (Vilharjeva, Komenskega, Miklošičeva)
Stations of the Cross (French Revolution Square)

Accommodation and meal locations:
Hostel Tresor Ljubljana
Hotel Park Ljubljana



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Workshop photos

Performance at Cankarjev dom

Performance at Križanke

The project was carried out together with