The Ljubljana Festival will again be hosting great orchestras and outstanding soloists. This year’s seventy-first festival will feature world-class chamber and symphony concerts, ballet, opera and theatre performances, musicals, the Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica River, the International Art Colony, masterclasses, and much more. The summer will be long, varied and packed with many events. We invite you to join us from 20 June to 3 September in enjoying cultural experiences that will undoubtedly brighten up the warm summer evenings.
MAMMA MIA IS BACK!
The record-breaking musical Mamma Mia!, which enthralled the world and audiences all over Slovenia, is returning to Križanke following a break and the pandemic. On the eighth anniversary of its premiere, the Križanke stage will once again be transformed into a Greek island, the scene of a romantic comedy about the conflicting aspirations and dreams of one girl from the 1970s and another from the 1990s.
(15 and 16 June, 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
OPENING OF THE 71st LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL
The traditional gala concert Summer Night, which presents the rich heritage of Slovenian pop music, will be dedicated to the exceptional oeuvre of singer-songwriter Tomaž Domicelj, who celebrates his 75th birthday this year. Accompanied by the RTV Slovenija Symphony Orchestra and Big Band conducted by Patrik Greblo, Domicelj’s most famous works will be performed by renowned Slovenian soloists.
(20 June, 8.45 pm, Congress Square)
EDWARD CLUG’S CARMINA BURANA
Orff’s greatest hit, the scenic cantata Carmina Burana, will on this occasion be choreographed by Edward Clug. The driving force for the choreography, following the various texts, is the parallelism between the cycles of nature, especially the awakening of nature in spring, and human life and desire. The work will be performed in a new Slovenian translation by Benjamin Virc by the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra and the SNG Maribor Opera Chorus conducted by Simon Krečič.
(22 June, 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
MARGUERITE DURAS: THE RAVISHING OF LOL STEIN
Matjaž Berger’s production of The Ravishing of Lol Stein will be based on the mobilisation of the infinitesimal fragility of the feminine essence and rhythm, which stretches between the ineffable and the mysterious and with the strong suggestion of Desire in the Gaze.
(22 June, 8.00 pm, the Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki)
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
The drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee is set on a university campus, in a supposedly genteel intellectual environment, but one which soon reveals its many problems and cruelties. Albee’s play was a significant influence on both theatre and film when it was first staged and on how the world was understood. Indeed, its central themes – the need for success, the myth of the happy family with children, the interplay of illusion and truth – perhaps make it more alive today than ever before.
(23 June and 27 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
La Fura dels Baus is a Spanish theatre company founded in 1979 in Barcelona. It is known for its street theatre, the use of unusual venues, and its blurring of the boundaries between the audience and the actors. Since the early 1990s, it has diversified its creative endeavours, expanding into the fields of digital and street theatre, staging contemporary theatre works and operas, and producing major corporate events.
(26 and 27 June 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
PASTORAL FOR THE PLANET
The main contribution made by the Spanish theatre company La Fura dels Baus is an approach to performance that encourages the audience to actively participate in spaces traditionally reserved for the spectating public. This mix of techniques and disciplines became known as the “Furan language”, a term that is now also used to describe the work of other theatre companies. La Fura dels Baus is considered the most famous brand among companies that put on musical-theatrical shows.
(29 and 30 June, 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
DISNEY’S HIT IN A NEW GUISE
The animated film Beauty and the Beast was Disney’s first animated film to be turned into a Broadway musical. In collaboration with Disney and Music Theatre International, Zagreb’s Komedija Theatre has revived this romantic-fantasy musical, directed and choreographed by Leo Mujić, with musical direction by Krešimir Batinić and Davor Kelić.
(3, 4, 6 and 7 July, 9.15 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
PIANIST SIMON TRPČESKI
The pianist Simon Trpčeski is critically acclaimed for his virtuosity, deeply expressive approach and charismatic stage presence. At the 71st Ljubljana Festival, he will perform together with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the outstanding Vasily Petrenko. They will perform Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.
(10 July, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
THE FAMOUS OPERA DUO
The reigning 21st century prima donna Anna Netrebko and the charismatic tenor Yusif Eyvazov have become a unique star opera couple. They will be joined on stage by baritone Željko Lučić, mezzosoprano Elena Zhidkova and the RTV Slovenija Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michelangelo Mazza. The programme will focus on favourite moments from Verdi’s diverse works from different periods of Italian opera.
(11 July, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
MAHLER IN LJUBLJANA
First the Ensemble Dissonance will perform an early work by Schönberg – the sextet Transfigured Night. Schönberg’s chamber adaptation of Mahler’s stunning The Song of the Earth, characterised by its fusion of symphonic form and song cycle, will then be performed under the baton of Jonathan Stockhammer. The songs will be sung by the baritone Jaka Mihelač and the tenor Paul Schweinester.
(12 July, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
The masterpiece will be performed by La Fenice Opera House under the baton of Daniele Callegari and directed by Àlex Rigola. Monica Zanettin, Manuela Custer and Vincenzo Costanzo will play the lead roles. La Fenice is one of the most renowned institutions in the history of Italian theatre, having been the venue for famous opera premieres in the 19th century. It is where the great works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi were performed.
(13 and 14 July, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
DE SCHEHERAZADE BY MARÍA PAGÉS
María Pagés is a world famous artist and dancer from Seville, known for her unique concept of flamenco aesthetics. She is returning to Slovenia with her choreography De Scheherazade, which is dramaturgically based on a contemporary reading of the essence of the beautiful female characters who have left a mark on the world of universal culture. The show recounts the experiences of a woman who wants to establish the philosophical principles of feminine singularity in the world.
(17 July 9 .00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
THE ROYAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF WALLONIA
The Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia has been active for more than half a century. Following in the footsteps of Augustin Dumay and Frank Braley, Vahan Mardirossian recently took over as Music Director, continuing their successful work. The programme will feature a dissonant piece by Penderecki, a pastoral concerto by Nyman, the rhythmically minimalist Contrafactus by Sollima and a work that retains its characteristic Russian pathos, though Tchaikovsky wrote it in sunny Italy.
(18 July, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
AN EVENING OF FAMOUS ARIAS
The evening of famous opera scores will see the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra accompany Sondra Radvanovsky, a soprano whose depth and exquisite colour of voice match her dramatic acting ability, and Piotr Beczała, one of the most sought-after lyric tenors. Under the baton of Gianluca Marcianò, the duo and the orchestra will perform the most brilliant romantic arias and duets from the works of Puccini, Verdi, Dvořák, Giordano and Lehár.
(19 July, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
LA SCALA THEATRE BALLET
La Scala in Milan is considered one of the world’s leading opera and ballet venues and has hosted many famous opera premieres. Their production will feature a ballet of three diverse works, starting with the choreography Suita Verdi by Manuel Legris, followed by electronic rhythms in the choreography Solitude Sometimes by Philippe Kratz, and the evening will be brought to a close by the interpretation of Swan Lake by Rudolf Nureyev.
(20 July, 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Chamber music is music performed by a small ensemble, intended for a domestic, private or small-scale setting. The broad repertoire, including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Vivaldi, Enescu, Montag and Tabakov, will be performed in the Križanke Church by violinist Latica Honda-Rosenberg, violist Hartmut Rohde, cellist Jens Peter Maintz, double bassist Rick Stotijn, and pianists Zsuzsa Bálint and Ken Nakasako.
(24 July, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
THE ASTANA STATE THEATRE OF OPERA AND BALLET
The Astana State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the largest institution of its kind in Central Asia, was founded in 2013 on the initiative of Narsultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the first part of their performance at Križanke, they will present the Gala Ballet, consisting of scores from various ballets, and in the second part, one of the most famous comic ballets, Six Dances by the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance choreographer Jiří Kylián.
(25 and 26 July, 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
THE KAUNAS STATE CHOIR
The Kaunas State Choir is famous for its diverse repertoire of more than 250 large-scale instrumental and vocal works from the Middle Ages to contemporary music and has performed oratorios, cantatas, masses, Passions, and stage and concert performances of operas. The programme will offer a stylistically and temporally diverse range of choral music, including 19th century Romantic works, 20th and 21st century works, and Ukrainian folk songs.
(27 July, 8.00 pm, St. James’s Church)
THE GOFFRILLER QUARTET AND VIOLETTA EGOROVA
The Goffriller Quartet came about through the fusion of different musical personalities and the consolidated international concert experience of four artists and professors at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory. They will be joined by Violetta Egorova, one of the most respected artistic figures of the great Russian piano school. Together they will play two important Romantic piano quintets: an extroverted work by Schumann and Brahms’ large-scale quintet.
(28 July, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
A ROMANTIC EVENING
In the 19th century, the development of valves opened up new possibilities for composers of the Romantic era who wanted to use brass instruments. The programme will have a particularly romantic flavour and will include a work by Thorvald Hansen, the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique arranged for trumpet and piano, George Antheil’s Trumpet Sonata and Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn. The works will be performed by the outstanding violinist Lana Trotovšek, horn player Andrej Žust, trumpet player Reinhold Friedrich and pianist Eriko Takezawa.
(31 July, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
CHAMBER CONCERT IN THE KRIŽANKE CHURCH
Various works will be performed by the following outstanding musicians: oboist Emanuel Abbühl, flautist Felix Renggli, bassoonist Ole Kristian Dahl, clarinettist François Benda, horn player and member of the Berlin Philharmonic Andrej Žust, and pianists Elina Gotsouliak, Kimiko Imani and Thomas Haberlah. The concert will include works by Mozart, Debussy, Morlacchi and Torriani, Dutilleux, Horovitz, and Poulenc.
(3 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
BACH’S VIOLIN CONCERTOS
This summer evening will be dedicated to those rare surviving solo concertos, a virtuoso orchestral suite and an adaptation of one of the most magnificent organ works. The works will be performed by Ensemble Dissonance, which will be joined on stage by violinist Lana Trotovšek, flautist Boris Bizjak, violinist and pedagogue Janez Podlesek, and oboist Sorin Crudu.
(4 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
Jesús Rubio Gamo is an outstanding and promising choreographer of the younger generation. On the Križanke stage he will present his work Gran Bolero, which he adapted for the dance group En-Knap, joined by the Zagreb Dance Company. The dance performance redefines Ravel’s famous composition Boléro, based not on the development of the material, but on its repetition.
(7 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
AN EVENING OF CELLO AND PIANO
The repertoire of cellist Isak Haračić and pianist Sonja Markovič encompasses well-known works for cello and piano, and they consistently update it with newer, less performed works. The concert will include a tonal multi-layered composition by Bohuslav Martinů, a spiritual minimalist work by Arvo Pärt, a folk-inspired composition by Aleksandar Vujić and a sonata representing a journey through the four cities of Anatolia by Fazil Say.
(8 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
At the end of the 18th century, the piano quartet as an ensemble was a novelty. Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor is considered to be one of the first works of this kind. Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is also an innovative work, while the Piano Quartet in A minor is also to be found in Mahler’s early oeuvre. The above works will be performed by pianist Tomaž Petrač, cellist Andrej Petrač, violinist Robert Lakatoš and violist Robert Papi.
(9 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
A BAROQUE-INSPIRED REPERTOIRE
Violin and harpsichord lovers can look forward to an interesting evening with harpsichordist Eva Dolinšek and violinist Vasilij Meljnikov. The repertoire will be Baroque-inspired but varied, including early music by Albinoni, Tartini, Bach, Balbastre and Marcello, 20th-century works by Schnittke, and slightly more recent works by Pärt and the Slovenian composer Lazar.
(10 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
THE MAGIC OF CULT FILM MUSIC
The award-winning music to the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novels featuring the wizard Harry Potter will be performed on the Križanke stage in a unique concert evening with stellar soloists, choir and symphony orchestra. The event will be visually enhanced by magical lighting and laser effects, and the musicians will be joined by original cast member Chris Rankin, aka Percy Weasley.
(16 August, 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
AN EVENING OF FILM MUSIC IN KRIŽANKE
Howard Shore, one of the most important film music composers, is best known for his work on Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy-adventure trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Magical musical excerpts from the film adaptations of Tolkien’s fantasy novels will be performed by symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, and they will be joined on stage by William Kircher, one of the cast of The Hobbit trilogy.
(17 August, 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
PINK FLOYD: THE WALL
A unique performance of the famous rock opera The Wall is coming to Ljubljana. Pink Floyd’s studio album released in 1979 explores themes of loneliness and personal isolation in post-war Britain, and contains a very strong anti-war message. Audiences will be treated to performances of songs from The Wall tour by some of the musicians who worked with Pink Floyd or Roger Waters. The concert will be visually enhanced with a stunning light show and video projections, fitting for a celebration of one of rock music’s greatest achievements.
(18 August, 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
MUSIC BY HANS ZIMMER AND OTHERS
Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the history of film music. When he joined forces with film composer Stanley Myers, he began to develop a unique and now distinctly recognisable style. Zimmer has said Ennio Morricone was his idol and role model, and he followed his example in composing music for films before they were even made. Excerpts from the soundtracks to hits such as James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and Interstellar will be performed by a symphony orchestra and soloists.
(19 August, 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
WITKOWSKI PIANO DUO
Fabio and Gisele Witkowski are a successful duo, admired by critics and audiences worldwide for their lively and dynamic four-hand performances. The duo will perform stylistically diverse works, beginning with Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor, followed by Barber’s ballet suite, and the recital will conclude with a piano performance of Milhaud’s The Bull on the Roof.
(21 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
A MODERN-DAY WATER MAN
The story of Urška and the Water Man, caught in the rhythms of drums, piano and electric guitar, is a modern fairy tale that appeals to both older and younger audiences. The work, which had a highly successful premiere at last year’s 70th Ljubljana Festival, is rooted in the Slovenian cultural legacy yet speaks to a contemporary audience with current issues and social challenges, such as responsibility towards the environment and the use of social media.
(22 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
CABARET RHYTHMS WITH UTE LEMPER
The name of German actress and singer Ute Lemper immediately evokes cabaret. She is very close to the French chanson of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and Léo Ferré and to the Argentine tango of Astor Piazzolla. In addition to the above, you will also hear works by the duo Kander and Ebb and evergreen songs by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Charles Trenet. Lemper will perform with the Slovenian Youth Orchestra under the baton of Živa Ploj Peršuh.
(23 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
BOSSA DE NOVO AND CESAR CAMARGO MARIANO
The beginnings of the Slovenian Bossa de Novo group date back to 2003. It is now a popular ensemble that also adapts other musical genres, such as jazz standards and Slovenian folk and popular songs, to Brazilian rhythms and harmonies. On this occasion they will be joining forces on stage with one of the best Brazilian arrangers, producers and pianists, César Camargo Mariano.
(24 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
DUO LORENZ BRIZANI
The well-known Slovenian musicians violinist Domen Lorenz and cellist Bernardo Brizani will perform in the Križevniška Church. The duo will first play Martinů’s highly virtuosic two-movement work, followed by Ravel’s sonata, which the composer dedicated to the late Debussy, and the programme will conclude with a work by Kodaly which perfectly combines Hungarian folk themes with the formal structures of art music.
(25 August, 8.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
THE ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA IS BACK
The award-winning conductor Iván Fischer is active as a composer, opera director and leader of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since 1987 he has been a regular guest of the world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was closely associated with Gustav Mahler and regularly performed many of his symphonies even at a time when Mahler was not recognised as a major composer. On this occasion they will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 7.
(28 August, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
JONATHAN TETELMAN AND LUDOVIC TÉZIER
Ludovic Tézier is recognised as one of the world’s leading baritones of our time and has made a name for himself interpreting Verdi’s great roles. Jonathan Tetelman is considered one of the most exciting up-and-coming stars and is revered for his magnificent, luminous and darkly coloured voice. They will perform at the summer festival accompanied by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the conductor and pianist Marco Boemi, who has worked with three generations of the most distinguished singers in a career spanning more than 25 years.
(29 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
GUITAR DUO SRĐAN BULATOVIČ AND DARKO NIKČEVIĆ
The internationally renowned guitarists from Montenegro Srđan Bulatović and Darko Nikčević are appreciated for their exceptional virtuosity, providing a unique blend of Balkan rhythms and Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and other influences. In addition to their own compositions, the concert will also feature an arrangement of Baroque Bach, Classical excerpts by Cimarosa, Mozart and Sor, Romantic works by Albéniz and Tárrega, and a popular work by Ravel from the early 20th century.
(30 August, 6.00 pm, Križevniška Church)
In Croatia, guitarist and singer-songwriter Ibrica Jusić is considered to personify the chanson style of singing. Ever since his first album, released in 1968, he has been faithful to French chanson, which he gives a Mediterranean touch, and his compositions have a distinctive personal character. Jusić’s best-known songs include Osobenjak, Još uvijek ne znam neke važne stvari, Cat and Ljubi san vašu ‘ćer.
(30 August, 8.30 pm, Devil’s Courtyard)
UROŠ PERIĆ AND BIG BAND RTV SLOVENIJA
Uroš Perić is known at home and around the world for his authentic interpretations that take listeners back to the golden age of jazz, soul and blues. The Cheek to Cheek story began with the combination of two of the most distinctive soul voices on home soil, Uroš Perić and Maja Keuc. The concert in Križanke will be further brightened by Big Band RTV Slovenija under the baton of Lojze Krajnčan, and Uroš will be joined on stage by some outstanding musical guests.
(31 August, 8.30 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Boston Symphony Orchestra rose to prominence under the baton of the renowned Serge Koussevitzky, with whom it gave the first live concert for a radio broadcast in 1926. Performing under the baton of conductor and current music director Andris Nelsons, the orchestra will open the concert with Four Black American Dances by Carlos Simon, followed by a concert version of Petrushka by Stravinsky. In the second part, the orchestra will be joined by the pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in performing Saint-Saëns’s piano concerto.The programme will end with La Valse by master of orchestration Maurice Ravel.
(1 September, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
TRADITIONAL CONCERT FEATURING VLADO KRESLIN WITH GUESTS
The exceptionally popular singer-songwriter from Prekmurje Vlado Kreslin is a living legend of Slovenian culture. He began his musical career as a drummer in the 1970s, then joined the band Martin Krpan. When it disbanded in 1991, Mali bogovi was formed and at the same time Kreslin joined Beltinška banda – a brass band from his native Beltinci. He has collaborated with the Ljubljana Festival every year for many years, 2021 being the 30th anniversary of his joining the line-up.
(2 September, 8.00 pm, Križanke Summer Theatre)
CLOSING OF THE 71st LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL
The 71st Ljubljana Festival will be closed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, which is renowned for its unique sound palette and exceptionally varied repertoire. They will perform under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt, whose interpretations show great fidelity to the score and analytical precision. They will first perform Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, followed by the symphonic poem Reminiscence of the Norwegian Mountains and Franz Berwald’s Symphony No. 3.
(3 September, 8.00 pm, Cankarjev Dom)
ACCOMPANYING EVENTS OF THE 71st LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL
Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica
The musical performances in this attractive setting, on tourist boats along the Ljubljanica, will be given by students from Ljubljana’s Academy of Music and Conservatory of Music and Ballet, appearing in a variety of chamber ensembles:
Wednesday, 28 June
- 12.00 pm, Barjanka (Dvorni trg), Neobrass Quintet
- 2.00–4.00 pm Lea (Butcher’s Bridge), Aeris Flute Quartet
- 4.00–6.00 pm Livada (Gallus Embankment), Brass Quintet of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana
- 6.00–8.00 pm Emonca (Cankar Embankment), Flabile Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, 29 June
- 10.00 am–12.00 pm Lana Sulc (Gallus Embankment), Corpus Delicti Brass Quintet
- 2.00–4.00 pm Livada (Gallus Embankment), Academy of Music Flute Quartet
- 4.00–6.00 pm Zelen The Dragon (Butcher’s Bridge), 4phonium Euphonium Quartet
- 6.00–8.00 pm Ljubljana 1 (Ribji trg), Ljubljana Saxophone Quartet
Friday, 30 June
- 10.00 am–12.00 pm Barjanka (Dvorni trg), Academy of Music Wind Quartet
- 4.00–6.00 pm Lea (Butcher’s Bridge), Academy of Music Flute Quartet
- 6.00–8.00 pm Zeleni zmaj (Butcher’s Bridge), Academy of Music Horn Quartet
(28–30 June, Ljubljanica)
Ljubljana Festival Masterclasses
The 71st Ljubljana Festival will include masterclasses under the artistic direction of renowned trombonist Branimir Slokar. After the masterclasses, the young musicians will present solo concerts to the public and will have the opportunity to study with the internationally renowned professors:
- Latica Honda-Rosenberg,violin
- Lana Trotovšek,violin
- Hartmut Rohde,viola
- Jens-Peter Maintz,cello
- Rick Stotijn,double bass
- Emanuel Abbühl,oboe
- Felix Renggli,flute
- François Benda,clarinet
- Ole Kristian Dahl,bassoon
- Reinhold Friedrich,trumpet
- Andrej Žust,French horn
- Ian Bousfield,trombone
- Thomas Rüedi,euphonium
- Rex Martin,tuba
- Epifanio Comis,piano
(23 July–6 August, Vič-Rudnik Music School)
26th International Fine Arts Colony
From 9 to 14 July, the 26th International Fine Arts Colony led by selector Tomo Vran will be held at Križanke. Participants come from Slovenia and abroad.
(9–14 July, KRIŽANKE)
Little Art Colony
From 10 to 14 July at the 71st Ljubljana Festival, creative workshops for children will again be held. Participation will be free for children aged between six and fourteen who would like to learn about art. The mentor will be Ema Kobal.
(10–14 July, Križanke)
Committed to Steps
In cooperation with the University Rehabilitation Institute (URI Soča), the project entitled Committed to Steps will again give children the opportunity to enjoy dancing, singing and acting, and after a week of practice sessions with the creative team they will take you on a journey. The closing event will be on 28 August at Križanke.
(28 August, Križanke)
Hommage à Vojko Štuhec: Five Years Later.
In the magical ambience of the Križanke church, we will this year pay tribute to the artist Vojko Štuhec in an exhibition entitled Hommage à Vojko Štuhec: Five Years Later, curated by Nelida Nemec.
(1–21 September, Križevniška church)
SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
We would like to express our sincere thanks to the City of Ljubljana and its mayor Zoran Janković, without whose generous support it would not have been possible to put on the nearly three-month-long programme. We would also like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors and supporters. Thanks are also due to the media for their coverage of our events and to all who attend the festival.
More information at ljubljanafestival.si.
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