13/08/2022 Juliana Széchenyi

From family conundrums to social issues

For all generations A mix of music, film, dance and visual arts

This year's festival also offers a programme for a diverse audience of all ages. From the MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Ljubljana International Orchestra and the Slovenian Youth Orchestra, to the dance performance Committed to Steps, the screening of the film Cajin svet 2 and exhibitions by Eva Petrič and curator Nelida Nemec.

Twenty years have passed since the MD7 Ensemble for Contemporary Music first took to the stage; the newly created works have been performed mainly at contemporary music concerts, and many premieres have also been performed at the Ljubljana Festival. For the anniversary concert, they have included a selection from the repertoire and new works by Nenad First, which will be performed next Tuesday in the Knights' Hall of the Križanke under the baton of conductor Steven Loy (who has been working with the ensemble since 2005). On Tuesday, the Ljubljana International Orchestra will also be performing at Križanke; this is part of the Triple Bridge European Career Centre for Artists, which aims to create an international orchestra made up of top young musicians, while giving musicians the valuable experience of playing in a symphony orchestra with renowned professors, conductors and soloists. At the end of the month (25 August), the Slovenian Youth Orchestra, which includes young people aged between twelve and twenty-two, will perform at the Križanke, under the artistic direction of its founder and conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh since 2019.


Date: Sat 13 Aug 2022