The Slovenia Times

Festival of Old Music Starts in Medieval Radovljica


The event will open with a concert by vocal and instrumental group Ensemble Phoenix Munich performing rarely played north American music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The 33rd Festival Radovljica, organised by the local association of old music enthusiasts, is Slovenia's longest running festival of old music. It does however also include more modern music, theatre and dance.

Festival art director Domen Maričič has told the STA that the programme will be of very high quality, as performers from all over the world have been selected with great care.

Apart from concerts, the event will also feature workshops for vocalists and recorder players.

The festival, which attracts some 2,500 people each year, is set in the Baroque backdrop of the Radovljica Mansion and the medieval main square.

Concerts will also be held at the nearby St Peter's Church and the Church of Annunciation in the village of Velesovo not far from he city of Kranj.


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