Back to our roots

Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra

7. August 2018
18.00
Knight's Hall, Križanke
14 €

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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.

BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra

Soloist and concertmaster:
Dimitrij Sitkovecki, violin

Programme:
U. Krek: Sonatina for string orchestra (on the 10th anniversary of his death)
F. Mendelssohn – Bartholdy: Concerto for violin and string orchestra in D minor
F. Chopin / D. Sitkovecki: Prelude in D-flat major, Op. 28, No 15 („Raindrop”)
D. Šostakovič / R. Baršaj: String Quartet No 8 / Chamber Symphony

This evening in the company of outstanding chamber musicians is based on a programme performed by the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra in its earliest days. The first part of the concert includes a homage to the Slovene composer Uroš Krek, the tenth anniversary of whose death falls next year. The second features Shostakovich‘s famous String Quartet No 8 in an arrangement for string orchestra by Rudolf Barshai and, by way of contrast, an arrangement of Chopin‘s Prelude No 15 („Raindrop”). The dual role of soloist and concertmaster will be taken by the versatile violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Born in Baku (Azerbaijan) to parents who were both musicians, he discovered music at a very early age. Following his father‘s death, the family moved to Moscow and Sitkovetsky entered the prestigious Moscow Conservatory. An important turning point came in 1977 when he left the Soviet Union to continue his musical studies at the famous Juilliard School in New York. He has performed as a soloist with many leading orchestras and is a regular guest at international festivals. In 1990 he founded New European Strings (NES), a chamber orchestra that brings together distinguished musicians from eastern and western Europe.

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.