“Sailing” (Jadranje), Op.50 in the Ljubljana Festival 2017

27 June – 31 August 2017

Concert marking the 15th anniversary of the first concert
28. August 2017, 20.00
Knight’s Hall, Križanke
Trg francoske revolucije 1,1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Steven Loy, conductor
Pavel Mihelčič, artistic director


J. Golob: Invocation
T. Vulc: Tlesk vode (soloist: Franci Krevh, percussion)
N. Šenk: Obrisi in sence II
S. Lerescu: Sailing
N. Firšt: Violab (soloist: Maja Rome, viola)
P. Mihelčič: Prameni z odsevi* (soloist: Jože Kotar, clarinet)
L. Lebič: Barvni krog
*first performance of the new version

The original MD (Musica Danubiana) ensemble first performed on 7 November 2001 in Vienna, after which it promptly reinvented itself, reduced in size and become permanent. With its very first concert on 20 November 2002, the new line-up of MD7, which describes itself as an “ensemble for contemporary music”, set out the path it intended to follow: as the interpreter of works that consistently take into account the specific make-up of the ensemble and are written for it. Since then more than 100 new works have been written for MD7 by both Slovene and foreign composers. The ensemble has been led by conductors Andreja Šolar, Steven Loy, Simon Krečič and Jerica Bukovec Gregorc. Its founder and artistic director is the composer Pavel Mihelčič and its members are: Matej Zupan (flute), Jože Kotar (clarinet), Miha Šuler (trombone), Franci Krevh (percussion), Luca Ferrini (piano), Maja Rome (viola) and Igor Mitrović (cello). MD7′s jubilee concert will be directed by the acclaimed American conductor Steven Loy, who has lived and worked in Slovenia for a number of years.

Read more: http://www.ljubljanafestival.si/en/


Sorin Lerescu: SYMPHONY NO 1 (1984), Op.21
Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra – Craiova, Romania, conductor: Theodor Costin. Edited: Bucharest: Editura Muzicală, 1988; Double CD “Sorin Lerescu – Simfonii / Symphonies”, Star Media Music, 2008


Sorin Lerescu: Modalis IV

Sorin Lerescu: Modalis IV for flute and flute ensemble, Op.80 (world premiere; SIMN 2017 commission)
27.05.2017, 11:00 am, 27th International Week of New Music, National University of Music Bucharest, Auditorium Hall
Soloist & conductor: Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu
“Flaut Power” Ensemble: Vincențiu Mantu, Elena Greciuc, Lorena Palade, Dávid Borzási, Cristina Grigore, Emöke Burján, Isabella Matei, Carla Stoleru, Teodora Iliescu, Amalia Aldea

Round Table on the topic of “Teaching composition in the 21st century” – Sofia, Bulgaria, 07.04.2017

European workshop for students of composition
6-8 April 2017
National Academy of Music “Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov”
Sofia, Bulgaria
07.04.2107, Friday, 14:00 – Hall No 48
“Teaching composition in the 21st century”
with the participation of: Giuseppe Colardo, Sonia Bo (Milan), Sorin Lerescu (Bucharest), Krassimir Taskov, Velislav Zaimov (Sofia), Dmitro Shchyrytsia (Kiev), Ivan Violic (Zagreb)