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Exhibitions and Projects
15 October 2013–27 May 2014

Harmony of the Spheres XIII

Lectures and concerts

Dear Friends of the National Gallery of Slovenia and the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra! For the XIII season we propose seven concerts with select pieces of the world’s musical treasure trove. Four events will be as usual at the National Gallery, the rest at the Slovenian Symphony Hall.

Please note that the programme and dates have been altered for the concerts in April and May. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscription price: 75 €
Single ticket: 20 €
Subscription price for Friends of the National Gallery: 60 €
Single ticket: 12 €

180 seats available at a single price. Subscription or single tickets available at the front desk of the National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., or one hour before the event; closed Mondays.


15 October2013, National Gallery of Slovenia
The Magic Orient
Alja Velkaverh, flute
Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident; Giya Kancheli: Lullaby for Ann for Flute and String Orchestra; Nana Forte: New composition for String Orchestra; Peteris Vasks: Musica dolorosa
Art at the Beginning and at the End of the 20th Century
Tomaž Brejc, professor emeritus

25 November 2013, Slovenian Symphony Hall
20th Anniversary Jubilee Concert
Guest orchestra: The Zagreb Soloists
Heinrich Ignaz Biber: Battle; Nina Šenk: Chant; Osvaldo Noé Golijov: Last Round; Michael Kemp Tippett: Concerto for Two Orchestras; Uroš Krek: Sonatina for Strings
Without lecture, free admission

3 December 2013, National Gallery of Slovenia
False Entries
Choreography and Dance: Jasmina Križaj, Simon Wehrli; Musicians: Janez Podlesek, violin, Oliver Dizdarević Škrabar, viola, Klemen Hvala, cello; Music: Johann Sebastian Bach; Production: Dance Chamber Maribor; Executive Producer: Mojca Kasjak; Partners: Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse, Festival Maribor, Društvo KOSF, Narodna galerija; Funding participation: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
Without lecture, free admission

17 December 2013, Slovenian Symphony Hall
From Folly to Fandango
Ana Vidović, guitar
Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 6 in d-minor "La Follia"; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Guitar in C-major; Arcangelo Corelli: Sarabande, Gigue, Badinerie; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Guitar in D-major; Luigi Boccherini: Night Music in the Streets of Madrid, Fandango for Guitar and String Orchestra
Heinrich Wettach's Allegories of the Symphonic Movements
Barbara Jaki, National Gallery of Slovenia

4 February 2014, Slovenian Symphony Hall
Baroque ésprit
Sreten Krstić & Janez Podlesek, violins
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Orchestra in g-minor, RV 157; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra; Charles Avison / D. Scarlatti: Concerto for Orchestra No. 3 in d-minor; F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quintet, Op. 87 in B-major (arranged for string orchestra)
"That Nature is to be amended by Art…": Relationship between Nature and Art in Baroque Period – the case of Rogerius of Ljubljana
Miklavž Komelj, poet, art historian

The programme has been altered:
25 March 2014, National Gallery of Slovenia
Folk in Slovene Music
L. M. Škerjanc: V onom černom lesi; A. Srebotnjak: Slovene Folk Dances;
A. Kumar: Istra Suite; B. Ipavec: A Serenade for Strings
The Whiteness and the Void of Gabrijel Stupica
Andrej Medved, Piran Coastal Galleries

The programme and date have been altered:
20 May 2014, National Gallery of Slovenia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, adaptation for za string orchestra: Peter Lichtental
Dance of Death
Andrej Smrekar, National Gallery of Slovenia

The Harmony of the Spheres XIII was made possible by
Mestna občina Ljubljana
Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Slovenije
Antiq Palace, Hotel & Spa
Solos realizacija grafičnih idej, d.o.o