ZAPPA DAY IN LJUBLJANA

ENSEMBLE DISSONANCE
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER, conductor
VLATKO STEFANOVSKI, solo guitar
BLAŽ ŠEF, voice

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

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We have prepared an exclusive package for you, with the purchase of which you will be able to listen to as many as four concerts with one ticket – Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Margareth Menezes, The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute Ritmo and Zappa Day in Ljubljana.
A single first category ticket for all four concerts is available here.

Programme:
Frank Zappa:
Dog-Meat (Dog Breath Variations & Uncle Meat)
Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra
Outrage at the Valdez
The Black Page
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Frank Zappa:
Naval Aviation
Put A Motor in Yourself
Moggio
The Adventures of Greggery Peccary

Frank Zappa, the often controversial American composer, rock musician, guitarist, singer, leader of The Mothers of Invention, campaigner against censorship and vocal critic of the music industry, produced music in a wide variety of styles. His work drew on both mid-century pop music and the sonic worlds of composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, Edgard Varèse and Karlheinz Stockhausen, creating multi-layered textures and abrupt shifts in mood, resulting in Brechtian estrangement effects and Dadaist confrontation. Ensemble Dissonance, a renowned group that has made its mark on the Slovenian cultural scene with performances of works by contemporary Slovenian composers as well as classical masterpieces, and the conductor Jonathan Stockhammer, with whom they performed last year (Mahler in Ljubljana), will bring their interpretive breadth to Zappa’s oeuvre. Stockhammer enjoys working with experimental and unconventional concert formats which create new listening experiences. On the solo guitar will be Vlatko Stefanovski, a guitarist renowned for his unique technique and tone. In the last few years, Stefanovski has performed and recorded with top musicians, among others with Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Gibonni, Jan Akkerman, Theodosii Spassov, Stefan Milenković, Kudsi Ergüner, Bojan Z., Manu Katché, and Toni Levin. The vocalist will be Blaž Šef, who participates in many projects of various institutions, such as Škuc Gallery, Glej Theatre, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, RTV Slovenia, Cankarjev dom, SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana and others.

  • Frank Zappa released 62 albums in his lifetime. The Zappa Family Trust has released 64 more since his death
  • Frank Zappa was a supremely eclectic artist, working in the rock, jazz and classical genres
  • Frank Zappa was awarded a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997
  • Jonathan Stockhammer is a remarkably versatile conductor who specialises in opera
  • Jonathan Stockhammer has conducted acclaimed orchestras at world-famous venues such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Opernhaus Zürich (Zurich Opera) and Berliner Staatsoper (Berlin State Opera)

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