S. Lerescu: Sailing
M. Shinohara: Septet
N. Firšt: New work
G. Coral: Notturno La luna esce di scena
M. Šijanec: Three dances AAA
P. Mihelčič: Gospodična ali Kaplja kot solza
C. Rojac: Paesagio romantico
Twenty years have passed since the MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble first stepped on a concert stage and began fulfilling its mission. The idea behind the newly founded ensemble was to perform new (contemporary) music by Slovenian and foreign composers, where “new” in the case of MD7 Ensemble means never heard before. In 2013 the ensemble received the Lipovšek Prize for exceptional devotion to Slovene and especially contemporary music, which is awarded by the Society of Slovene Composers. Over 100 newly composed works have been performed primarily in concerts of contemporary music, and it was also possible to hear many premieres on the Ljubljana Festival stages. This jubilee concert for the ensemble, whose artistic director has been first Pavel Mihelčič then from 2017 onwards Nenad Firšt, will feature a programme drawing from a repertoire of numerous high quality compositions, and its performance of a new composition by Nenad Firšt will also mean it remains faithful to its mission. This septet of acclaimed musicians will perform under the baton of conductor Steven Loy, known for his insightful interpretations of contemporary music. He has been cooperating with the ensemble since 2005.