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

65. LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL
27 June – 31 August 2017

MD7 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
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

Programme:

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/

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