Festival visitors are reminded that a temporary limit on the size of public gatherings is currently in force because of the coronavirus pandemic. We inform all ticket buyers that in accordance with Article 3(1) of the Ordinance on the temporary limitation or prohibition of public gatherings in the Republic of Slovenia, the number of attendees at organised events is limited to 500. In order to ensure the safety of audiences and performers, we will be limiting access to all events to a maximum of 500 people until further notice, as per the Ordinance. Once this number is reached, it will unfortunately not be possible to allow anyone else into the venue.
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W. A. Mozart:
Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major, K .364 (320d)
Flute concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 (285d)
In a year dedicated to Beethoven, the refined and elegant music of Mozart will add welcome variety to the festival programme. What is it that makes Mozart so great? “The vitality of his music lifts him above everyone; the broad palette of his musical language, his universality, humour, playfulness, occasionally childlike naïveté mixed with deep and broad spirituality, as though he were a wise old greybeard with a youthful soul . . .” writes Mate Bekavac, who has been playing Mozart since the age of 13. The Slovene clarinettist, conductor, artistic director and composer, an internationally acclaimed concert performer who has been described as the “Paganini of the clarinet”, studied with Béla Kovács in Graz and completed his MA at the Mozarteum in Salzburg at the tender age of 18. He frequently shares the stage with Slovenia’s most famous flautist, Irena Grafenauer, the winner of the 2005 Prešeren Prize in recognition of her lifetime achievements, who has performed as a soloist with the finest orchestras and conductors in the world today. Her remarkable discography also includes her participation in the mammoth Complete Mozart Edition project, which brings together Mozart’s complete works on 180 discs.