72nd Ljubljana Festival

The 72nd edition of the Ljubljana Festival will run from 20 June until 3 September, when it will end with a gala concert by the extraordinary pianist Martha Argerich. Highlights of the season will include concerts by world-famous orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the ADDA Simfònica Alicante, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Filarmonica della Scala, and brilliant world-renowned soloists, including tenors Jonathan Tetelman and Juan Diego Flórez, pianists Mikhail Pletnev and Grammy winner César Camargo Mariano, saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera, violinist Vilde Frang and conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, András Keller, Aleksei Kornienko and many others.

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

15. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

15

July

Monday

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

16. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

16

July

Tuesday

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

17. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

17

July

Wednesday

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

18. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

18

July

Thursday

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

19. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

19

July

Friday

THE BODYGUARD, musical

MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

9.00 pm

Križanke

WROCŁAW BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
ANDRZEJ KOSENDIAK, conductor
ALICIA AMO, soprano

20. July 2024 at 20.00

Križevniška Church

MARGARETH MENEZES

MÚSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA
Brasilian Afropop / Bahia

21. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

21

July

Sunday

MARGARETH MENEZES

MÚSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA
Brasilian Afropop / Bahia

9.00 pm

Križanke

ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DEL CONSERVATORIO VINCENZO BELLINI DI CATANIA
EPIFANIO COMIS, conductor
SERENA SÁENZ, soprano

Catania Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra

22. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

22

July

Monday

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE CHICK COREA SYMPHONY TRIBUTE RITMO

ADDA SIMFÒNICA ALICANTE (ADDA Alicante Symphony Orchestra)
JOSEP VICENT, conductor
PAQUITO D'RIVERA clarinet, saxophone

23. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

23

July

Tuesday

THE CHICK COREA SYMPHONY TRIBUTE RITMO

ADDA SIMFÒNICA ALICANTE (ADDA Alicante Symphony Orchestra)
JOSEP VICENT, conductor
PAQUITO D'RIVERA clarinet, saxophone

Grammy and Latin Grammy Nominees

9.00 pm

Križanke

SPANISH NIGHTS

ADDA SIMFÒNICA ALICANTE (ADDA Alicante Symphony Orchestra)
JOSEP VICENT, conductor
FABIO FURIA, bandoneon

24. July 2024 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

24

July

Wednesday

SPANISH NIGHTS

ADDA SIMFÒNICA ALICANTE (ADDA Alicante Symphony Orchestra)
JOSEP VICENT, conductor
FABIO FURIA, bandoneon

Grammy and Latin Grammy Nominees

9.00 pm

Križanke

OLVO-Band

Street Concert in the City Center

VIRGINIE VANTYGHEM, conductor

25. July 2024 at Different times and locations
25

July

Thursday

OLVO-Band

Street Concert in the City Center

VIRGINIE VANTYGHEM, conductor

Different times and locations

LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES 2024

BRANIMIR SLOKAR, artistic director

25. July - 11. August 2024

Vič-Rudnik Music School

25

July

25. July - 11. August 2024

LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES 2024

BRANIMIR SLOKAR, artistic director

Vič-Rudnik Music School

MARTINA JANKOVÁ, soprano
CHRISTOPH BERNER, piano

26. July 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

26

July

Friday

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES STUDENTS’ CONCERTS 2024

29. July - 10. August 2024

Križevniška Church

29

July

29. July - 10. August 2024

Križevniška Church

NINGBO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JI YU, conductor
YUANCHUN YU, pipa

29. July 2024 at 8.00 pm

Slovenian Philharmonic

LATICA HONDA-ROSENBERG, violin
LANA TROTOVŠEK, violin
FELIX RENGGLI, flute
THOMAS HABERLAH, piano
EVGENY SINAISKI, piano

30. July 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

VIVA VIVALDI!

ENSEMBLE DISSONANCE

BENJAMIN ZIERVOGEL, violin
BORIS BIZJAK, flute

31. July 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

31

July

Wednesday

VIVA VIVALDI!

ENSEMBLE DISSONANCE

BENJAMIN ZIERVOGEL, violin
BORIS BIZJAK, flute

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

CLAUDI ARIMANY, flute
EDUARD SÁNCHEZ, flute
PEDRO RODRÍGUEZ, piano

1. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

DUETTISSIMO

DALIA DĖDINSKAITĖ, violin
GLEB PYŠNIAK, cello

2. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

2

August

Friday

DUETTISSIMO

DALIA DĖDINSKAITĖ, violin
GLEB PYŠNIAK, cello

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

JENS-PETER MAINTZ, cello
HARTMUT ROHDE, viola
RICK STOTIJN, double bass
OLE KRISTIAN DAHL, bassoon
RIE SHIMADA, piano
KEN NAKASAKO, piano
ZSUZSA BÁLINT, piano
NAOKO SONODA, piano

5. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

TAMÁS ÉRDI, piano

6. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

6

August

Tuesday

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

ENSEMBLE.SI

MATIC KUDER, clarinet
MARKO ZUPAN, flute
LUKA MITEV, bassoon
ANDREJ ŽUST, horn
MARTINA FILJAK, piano

7. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

7

August

Wednesday

ENSEMBLE.SI

MATIC KUDER, clarinet
MARKO ZUPAN, flute
LUKA MITEV, bassoon
ANDREJ ŽUST, horn
MARTINA FILJAK, piano

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

EMANUEL ABBÜHL, oboe
REINHOLD FRIEDRICH, trumpet
RADOVAN VLATKOVIĆ, horn
ERIKO TAKEZAWA, piano
KIMIKO IMANI, piano
DANIJEL DETONI, piano

8. August 2024 at 6.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, concert version

GEORGE PEHLIVANIAN, conductor, and others

Pehlivanian Opera Academy

8. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

8

August

Thursday

Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, concert version

GEORGE PEHLIVANIAN, conductor, and others

Pehlivanian Opera Academy

8.30 pm

Križanke

LJUBLJANA-VIENNA

4SAXESS ENSEMBLE

MOJCA BITENC, soprano
GABRIEL LIPUŠ, baritone
PETRA KOVAČIČ, violin

9. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

9

August

Friday

LJUBLJANA-VIENNA

4SAXESS ENSEMBLE

MOJCA BITENC, soprano
GABRIEL LIPUŠ, baritone
PETRA KOVAČIČ, violin

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

GARY LEVINSON AND FRIENDS

GARY LEVINSON, violin
ANTON ILYUNIN, violin
MICHAEL KLOTZ, viola
ADAM SAVAGE, viola
INBAL SEGEV, cello
ANI AZNAVOORIAN, cello

12. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

12

August

Monday

GARY LEVINSON AND FRIENDS

GARY LEVINSON, violin
ANTON ILYUNIN, violin
MICHAEL KLOTZ, viola
ADAM SAVAGE, viola
INBAL SEGEV, cello
ANI AZNAVOORIAN, cello

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

IN DUET

NUŠKA DRAŠČEK, mezzo-soprano
MARKO HATLAK, accordion

13. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

13

August

Tuesday

IN DUET

NUŠKA DRAŠČEK, mezzo-soprano
MARKO HATLAK, accordion

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

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ROCOCO VARIATIONS

STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC
STEVEN LOY, conductor
BERNARDO BRIZANI, cello

14. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

14

August

Wednesday

ROCOCO VARIATIONS

STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC
STEVEN LOY, conductor
BERNARDO BRIZANI, cello

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

HOMMAGE À FRANČIŠEK SMERDU: SIXTY YEARS LATER

Curator: dr. NELIDA NEMEC

19. August 2024 at 6.00 pm

Križevniška Church

19

August

Monday

6.00 pm

Križevniška Church

ZAPPA DAY IN LJUBLJANA

ENSEMBLE DISSONANCE
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER, conductor
VLATKO STEFANOVSKI, solo guitar
BLAŽ ŠEF, voice

19. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

19

August

Monday

ZAPPA DAY IN LJUBLJANA

ENSEMBLE DISSONANCE
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER, conductor
VLATKO STEFANOVSKI, solo guitar
BLAŽ ŠEF, voice

8.30 pm

Križanke

GALA OF THE WORLD BALLET STARS

Svetlana Zakharova, Artemy Belyakov, Liudmila Konovalova, Vsevolod Maevsky, Nicoletta Manni, Timofej Andrijashenko, Tatyjana Melnyik, Motomi Kiyota, Kristina Kretova, Igor Tsvirko

20. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

20

August

Tuesday

GALA OF THE WORLD BALLET STARS

Svetlana Zakharova, Artemy Belyakov, Liudmila Konovalova, Vsevolod Maevsky, Nicoletta Manni, Timofej Andrijashenko, Tatyjana Melnyik, Motomi Kiyota, Kristina Kretova, Igor Tsvirko

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

ŽIVA PLOJ PERŠUH, conductor
SLOVENE YOUTH ORCHESTRA
LAURI PORRA, electric bass guitar

21. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS

SOFIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
NATIONAL CHOIR OF SOFIA PHILHARMONIC
NAYDEN TODOROV, conductor

22. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

22

August

Thursday

AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS

SOFIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
NATIONAL CHOIR OF SOFIA PHILHARMONIC
NAYDEN TODOROV, conductor

8.30 pm

Križanke

OTO PESTNER & “MY LADIES”

With a special musical surprise

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

23. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

23

August

Friday

OTO PESTNER & “MY LADIES”

With a special musical surprise

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

8.30 pm

Križanke

BOSSA DE NOVO
CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO, piano

Premiere performance of the songs from the new album

26. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

26

August

Monday

BOSSA DE NOVO
CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO, piano

Premiere performance of the songs from the new album

8.30 pm

Križanke

COMMITTED TO STEPS
MISSION: SMOG-HUNTER

JANA KOVAČ VALDÉS, director and choreographer

27. August 2024 at 6.00 pm
27

August

Tuesday

COMMITTED TO STEPS
MISSION: SMOG-HUNTER

JANA KOVAČ VALDÉS, director and choreographer

6.00 pm

RTV SLOVENIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
OKSANA LYNIV, conductor
JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ, tenor

Concert of Opera Arias

27. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Križanke

Sir ANTONIO PAPPANO, conductor
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
VILDE FRANG, violin

28. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
KAUNAS STATE CHOIR
Sir ANTONIO PAPPANO, conductor
BRUCE LIU, piano

Winner of the Chopin Competition Warsaw 2021

29. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

29

August

Thursday

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

UROŠ PERIĆ & RTV SLOVENIA BIG BAND WITH INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

CYNTHIA SCOTT, guest
BRAD LEALI, guest
CONNOR SELBY, guest

30. August 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

30

August

Friday

UROŠ PERIĆ & RTV SLOVENIA BIG BAND WITH INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

CYNTHIA SCOTT, guest
BRAD LEALI, guest
CONNOR SELBY, guest

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

VLADO KRESLIN

MALI BOGOVI & BELTINŠKA BANDA
Guest: MASAYAH

31. August 2024 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

31

August

Saturday

VLADO KRESLIN

MALI BOGOVI & BELTINŠKA BANDA
Guest: MASAYAH

8.30 pm

Križanke

FILARMONICA DELLA SCALA
RICCARDO CHAILLY, conductor

La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra

2. September 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

2

September

Monday

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
CHARLES DUTOIT, conductor
MARTHA ARGERICH, piano

3. September 2024 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

3

September

Tuesday

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

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