Festival celebrates Slovenian music diversity
Running until 19 April, the festival will also feature an international musicological conference in which 32 experts from 12 countries will discuss music migrations.
Tribute will be paid to composer Janez Matičič on his upcoming 90th birthday and to Pavle Mihelčič, one of the most versatile Slovenian composers.
Several of Mihelčič's compositions will be performed at the Slovenian Philharmonic at tonight's opening concert under the baton of conductor Simon Krečič.
Kino Šiška will provide the venue for Saturday's jazz concert. Big Band RTV Slovenija will perform music by four up-and-coming composers: Lenart Krečič, Lovro Ravbar, Klemen Smole and Tadej Tomšič.
The next day at the Philharmonic, baritone Matjaž Robavs and pianist Andreja Kosmač will give a concert of Slovenian lieder since the 19th century.
The Musica Cubicularis ensemble, which specialises in historical music, will perform music of the Duchy of Carniola from the second half of the 18th century in Ptuj on Sunday.
Back at the Philharmonic hall in Ljubljana on Monday, the duo featuring oboe player Matej Šarc and harpist Ursula Aščić will perform new compositions by Matej Bonin, Ivo Petrić and Larisa Vrhunc.
Matičič will be paid tribute at Tuesday's closing concert by the RTV Slovenija Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Živa Ploj Peršuh and featuring Lovorka Nemeš Dular on piano and Karmen Pečar on cello.