Free tickets for the concert are available at the Križanke Box Office.
B. Arnič Lemež: Promenade suite (for horn and piano)*
D. Beovič: Pisces (for euphonium and piano)*
I. T. Brizani: Autumn in Ljubljana (for horn and piano)*
P. Dolenc: Dialogue (for euphonium and piano)*
N. Firšt: The day after (for horn and piano)*
B. Glavina: Five Sketches (for horn and piano)*
U. Jašovec: Zero squared (for tuba and piano)*
M. Krečič: Capriccio (for trombone and piano)*
D. Novak: Image (for trombone and piano)*
U. Orešič Šantavec: Trombiano (for trombone and piano)*
A. Pivko Kneževič: Ghosts Before Breakfast (for tuba and piano)*
T. Slakan: Tromboness (for trombone and piano)*
E. Spruk: Sensuality (for trombone and piano)*
Ž. Stanič: Sub (for tuba and piano)*
T. Svete: Lux aeterna (for horn and piano)*
Following the example of the Viennese Lange Nacht der Musik, another manifestation of Slovenian musical modernity has taken shape under the auspices of the Society of Slovene Composers in the form of the Night of Slovene Composers, which has become a regular event in performative creativity, intended exclusively for the first performances of Slovenian composers from different generations, schools and styles. The event as such is always a colourful mixture of different formal and compositional-technical solutions, and aesthetic principles of contemporary Slovenian composers.
As in all past years, new Slovenian works will also make up the 36th Slovenian Music Days. The acoustic artworks of fifteen composers will be performed by acknowledged Slovenian musicians, while brass instruments will take pride of place in solo performances accompanied by piano. Acclaimed Slovenian composers have found inspiration in the instrumental duo consisting of French horn and piano: the Vienna-based pianist and teacher Blaženka Arnič Lemež, the multi-instrumental virtuoso and one of the most creative Roma musicians in Slovenia Imer Traja Brizani, the conductor and violinist and long-time president of the Society of Slovene Composers Nenad Firšt and Tomaž Svete, Slovenia’s leading, contemporary composer of opera music. The works for euphonium and piano were written by the composer and music teacher David Beovič, whose works are popular both in Slovenia and abroad, the singer and teacher Pavel Dolenc, who is particularly fond of vocal and chamber music, and the prolific composer Bojan Glavina. The trombone has attracted the versatile Matija Krečič, who is very popular with Slovenian musicians, the composer of predominantly sacral works Diana Novak, the singer and pianist Urška Orešič Šantavec, who is at home in different genres, the trumpet-player and doctoral student of composition at Ljubljana’s Academy of Music Tilen Slakan, and the trombonist and conductor Emil Spruk. The new works for tuba and piano have been written by the all-round musician Urška Jašovec, the talented composer of the younger generation Alenja Pivko Kneževič and Žiga Stanič, pianist and composer of an extensive and diverse opus.