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Project | 25 Oct. 2022 – 30 May 2023

Harmony of the Spheres XXII

Concerts and lectures

Dear Friends of the National Gallery of Slovenia and the Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra,

We begin the second season of a two-part series of concerts titled “Dialogues with the Past” with a gesture of collective gratitude for our audience: Beethoven’s inspiring Heiliger Dankgesang, the “Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent”. The season features beloved music from Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Mozart, along with works from C.P.E. Bach, Eduard Toldra and others. We are also excited to present more recent music, including Sofia Gubaidulina’s powerful “Sieben Worte”, newly commissioned pieces from Slovenian composers Alenja Pivko Kneževič and Ivan Florjanc, as well as a world premiere from Jani Golob and three new miniatures by talented students from the Academy of Music.

Our soloists this season are sure to inspire and move you, including the celebrated mezzo soprano Nuška Drašček, who opens the season with us, as well as Bernardo Brizani, Klemen Leben, Izak Hudnik and our own Marija Rome. We are also looking forward to presenting the winner of our first Young Soloists Competition in November. Finally, we are delighted to welcome back Kana Matsui to lead one concert.

Lectures of the curators of the National gallery of Slovenia to complement the music this year will address the themes of the concerts. Alenka Simončič will talk on the aspects of ode in the visual art. Katra Meke has selected an overview of images of the sea in Western art. Sara Müller will explain the Rococo style and its influence. Mateja Breščak's topic will animate the Muses in visual art, Kristina Preininger chose images of the crucifix in the collection of the National Gallery of Slovenia, and Andrej Smrekar will close with darkness as the instigator of visions and apparitions.

As with last year’s series, we hope that our conversations with the past and present will provide hope and inspiration for your future.

Barbara Jaki, Director, National Gallery of Slovenia
Steven Loy, Artistic Director, Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra

Subscription Harmony of the Spheres

Subscription price for the 2022−2023 season: 75 EUR
Single ticket: 19 EUR

Friends of the National Gallery of Slovenia: 50 EUR
Single ticket: 15 EUR

Subscription or single tickets available at the front desk of the National Gallery of Slovenia, Prešernova 24, Ljubljana, 10 am–6 pm, Thursdays through 8 pm, or one hour before the event; closed Mondays.

Concert and lectures dates at the Grand Hall of the National Gallery of Slovenia

Each time the event begins with a lecture at 7.30pm and continues with a concert:

  • 25 October 2022, Hymn of Thanksgiving
  • 29 November 2022, Memories of the Sea
  • 20 December 2022, Rococo Variations
  • 31 January 2023, Reinventing Tradition
  • 4 April 2023, In Manus tuas
  • 30 May 2023, Evening Song

Program booklet

Program booklet
Program booklet