OTO PESTNER & BIG BAND RTV SLOVENIA

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

23. August 2024
8.30 pm
Križanke
29 €, 39 €, 49 €

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Over the course of a remarkable career, Oto Pestner has released more than 45 solo albums, 45 albums with the New Swing Quartet and more than 30 albums with the Alpenoberkrainer (some of which sold more than a million copies). He has also worked on more than 50 other albums by other artists. As composer, arranger, producer and performer, he has collaborated on more than 5,000 compositions. Over the last 56 years Oto Pestner has performed at around 10,000 concerts in Slovenia and around the world, most of them with the New Swing Quartet or the Alpenoberkrainer or as a soloist. At Ljubljana’s Križanke, the RTV Slovenia Big Band Orchestra will accompany him on a journey through his rich and diverse musical career, taking in original songs that encapsulate specific moments of his past and some of the arrangements that have made the greatest impression on him. Križanke will be filled with the sound of wonderful music as Oto Pestner is joined on stage by other big names from the world of music – whose identity must remain secret for the time being.

  • Oto Pestner’s victory at the 1971 Slovene Song Festival (Slovenska popevka) with the song Trideset let  came when he was just 15 years old
  • he is one of the most prominent figures in Slovene popular music and has performed more than 10,000 concerts in Slovenia and abroad over the course of his career – an incredible number
  • his 2017 solo album Moji metulji  (My butterflies) reveals his love of the Beatles; he recently had the opportunity to meet his idol Paul McCartney in person
  • one of his most successful projects in recent years, the double album Spomini na Elvisa  (Memories of Elvis), consists of versions of Elvis Presley’s hits sung in Slovene and English
  • Oto Pestner has recorded more than 40 solo albums to date.

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