Around the World in ten Days
TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE FESTIVAL “MUSICAL SEPTEMBER”!
Imagine a journey from Cape Town to Tierra del Fuego, from a market in Morocco to a monastery in Nepal, from the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, to a deserted village on the Durmitor Mountain and to the untameable nature of the Lofoten islands in Norway. The musical journey around the world is a compliment to the immense musical width and ins piration, which originates in the roots of human diversity.
Elements of music- classical music too – are found in the treasury of old nations and this is why Musical September 2005 unites folk and classical musical dimensions from different continents. Join us and explore the cradle of classical music and find out where the different interpretations of our time take us. At the same time, Musical September 2005 continues to open new dimensions in the education of our young audience. We will build upon them and create better conditions and possibilities for more educational and creative work of good quality for young artists in the field of music. The members of the ensembles Carnival Band and Classic Buskers are among the most popular performers of educational programmes for youth in Europe and this is why we have invited them to play at both the beginning and the end of the festival. This enables us to present them to our young audience together with the concerts of the central programme.
MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
When excellent musicians embark in renaissance styles of music and when we believe that we have already matched them and been totally caught in this time, they surprise us with an excellent transformation of renaissance structure into Balkan jazz or some other style of music. The band makes its way around the world and in colourful “processions” of sound that skilfully link folk and classical music.
CARNIVAL BAND: http://www.carnivalband.com/
TUESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER AT 11 AM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
Have you as a child ever wanted to touch a wooden flute or Scottish bagpipes? Have you ever wanted to jump from your seat during a concert and ask the conductor why he turns his back to you? We offer you the chance to go on a musical trip together with your children and to find out more about music in a simple and interesting way. Naturalness, spontaneity and simplicity are distinctive features of the Carnival Band, whose members mingle and communicate with all generations all the time. Their genuine ”touch”, humour and dialogue always bring a sparkle to the eyes of children who join the band in the playful exploration of the world of music.
CARNIVAL BAND: http://www.carnivalband.com/
WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
On our journey around the world we will stop on the African continent, the cradle of the human race and music. Sontonga quartet successfully present music from African musical tradition and South Africa is very proud of them. To the majority of European lovers of classical music, the names of modern African composers, such as Priaulx Rainier, Mokale Koapeng, Nofinishi Dwili and Justinian Tamusuza, are more or less unknown. Musical September offers us, in the European space, a rare, and in the Slovenian cultural space the first opportunity to experience classical sounds and harmonies from the hot, black continent.
THIS CONCERT WILL BE REPEATED ON:
SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, HUGO WOLF HALL, SLOVENJ GRADEC
FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, Union Hall Maribor
Mate BEKAVAC – clarinet
Many Jewish composers have reached for Hebrew folk tradition and its motifs in classical music. Osvaldo Golijov is one of the best-known modern composers, who combines the elements of traditional Klezmer music with a masterful command of classical legitimacy. Mate Bekavac presents himself together with the Sontonga quartet to perform Golijov’s work The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Bekavac is a young and excellent Slovenian musician. He is a clarinettist and conductor known for his exceptional musicality who continues to search for new challenges and perfect performances.
SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER AT 11 AM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
TRIO DIO and Guests
The Maribor Philharmonic Society
These Sunday morning Slovenian performers will take us to India, where composers like Ravi Shankar are faithful to a two thousand year old tradition of Indian classical music, which is based on the melody and rhythm of the ancient ragas. Melody and rhythm are the basic guidance of the successful Brazilian composer Mário Tavares. His works have absorbed the elements of Samba and Brazilian traditional folk music and this is also true for the temperamental Sonata Latin by the British composer and flautist Mike Mower.
MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AT 6 PM, (FOYER ) UNION HALL MARIBOR
THERE ARE TWO SIDES OF EVERY COIN
Presentation of the book of selected reviews
BOSILJKA PERIĆ KEMPF
Bosiljka Perić Kempf is one of the most controversial musical critics in Croatia. Her writing is of high quality, clear and uncompromising, with clear lines and juiciness of expression. Her writing has followed the events and developments in the field of music production and reproduction, artistic achievement and culture in a broader sense. She is notable for her expertise and accuracy, her excellent knowledge of music and exquisite insight into the current developments in European music. The book comprises a selection of critical notes about musical events, polemics and other written records on music, which were published in Croatia between 1984 and 2004. There are also many expert reviews of events in Slovenian music and the concerts of past Musical September Festivals.
MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 7.30 PM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
THE FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Arvid ENGEGARD – conductor, violin
The festival chamber orchestra is a regular participant in Musical September and the renowned violinist and conductor, Norwegian Arvid Engegard is also indispensable. He is an outstanding expert of Scandinavian folk tradition and once again this year, we will be able to enjoy his work as conductor and soloist playing the Norwegian Folk violin, the so called “hardangerfiddle”. The programme is based on contrasts, Griegs authentic motifs and parables of the Scandinavian people mixed with the temperamental tradition of Hungarian music in Bartók’s Divertimento.
WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
These three excellent virtuosi and extremely dynamic musicians of string instruments perform their own compositions in different traditional styles and with fragments of archaic melodies, rhythmical arabesques and expressions linking together people of all parts of the world into a colourful palette of the time in which we live. These darlings of both audience and critics regularly play at distinguished halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and they regularly perform at festivals in Bregenz, Rome and Ravenna. They have also played some highly respected world tours. Their unique music distinguishes itself by an exquisite classical string technique. It is an exceptional, brilliant and stunning journey around the world.
THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER AT 11 AM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
All nations of the world know the pipe as a basic traditional musical instrument. It has come a long way from the bony, wooden and clay pipes in different shapes, sizes and sounds to today’s flute. The two musicians will show the young audience numerous ways of performing on different pipes. Their performance is full of British humour and they will reveal some secrets about how to use different musical instruments.
FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM, UNION HALL MARIBOR
The two members of the ensemble are excellent musicians and virtuosi on their instruments. They play well known and acclaimed classical works as well as different traditional rhythms on their various pipes and the accordion. They join folk music with virtuosity and classical interpretations and thus create a unique musical journey.
The Concert Agency reserves the right to change the programme!
DONATORS: EXIM ZTP d. o. o. u KRISTAL MARIBOR d. d. u NOVA LJUBLJANSKA BANKA u NTU d. d. u SWATY
NARODNI DOM MARIBOR, CONCERT AGENCY, in collaboration with:
Municipality of Maribor
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
Municipality of Slovenj Gradec
Cultural centre Slovenj Gradec
General Sponsor: Zavarovalnica Maribor
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