The Slovenia Times

London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ljubljana next month


The performance will be held as part of the 65th Ljubljana Festival and will feature Beethoven's Violin Concerto performed by Zukerman, widely regarded as one of the greatest violinists of the second half of the 20th century.

According to the festival director Darko Brlek, the philharmonics will perform at Hotel Union's Secession concert hall, whose capacity of 550 seats will probably need to be expanded.

The concert is being advertised as a present to Slovenia on Culture Day, 8 February. It will also mark the opening of the Ljubljana Festival.

Founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946, the orchestra is considered one of the most innovative philharmonics in the world.

The mission of the orchestra, which has collaborated with numerous pop and rock icons, is to present top quality music to wide audiences.

Since 2009, Charles Dutoit has been the orchestra's artistic director and chief conductor, and Zukerman its principal guest conductor.

Tours are an important part of the orchestra's activities, which also include music education, charity, recording and broadcasting.


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