IVAN SIVEC: RADOVAN GOBEC – MOTHER SLOVENIA, WE ARE YOUR SONS…

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK

10. April 2019
10.00
Knight's Hall, Križanke
Free entrance

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Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.

Ivan Sivec has written a biography of another important Slovene, the 110th anniversary of whose birth falls in 2019. The book presents the life and work of Radovan Gobec, offering us his life story and an account of his wide-ranging musical endeavours – as composer, lecturer, choral director and organiser of Slovene choral singing – to which he dedicated almost his entire life. Over the course of a Prologue, ten chapters bearing the titles of the works that best characterise each period, from Pomladne cvetke (“Spring Flowers”) to Minljiv si (“Life Is But Fleeting”), and a concluding Coda, the author describes not only the composer’s life and works but also the great commitment to music and, above all, to his homeland that was present in everything he did. Complementing the book’s content are details about Gobec’s work and the opinions of various notable Slovenes on it. The book is further enlivened by the anecdotes and family recollections included in the text.
The book is largely based on material left by Radovan Gobec (diaries, pictorial material) and has been written at the suggestion of and with the support of his family, in particular his son Mitja Gobec, who helped select the material and who also curates and organises his father’s rich musical legacy.

Given the important mark left by Radovan Gobec on twentieth-century Slovene music, this biography is unquestionably an important contribution to preserving this part of Slovene history for future generations. For all those who knew him or who have sung his songs, it will provide a more complete picture of the life and important work of this great Slovene.

Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.