Location & Date
09.08.2024 20:00 - 09.08.2024 22:00

Festival Ljubljana


Through concert performances in Europe and the USA, appearances at major music festivals and a successful collaboration with the record label ZKP RTV Slovenia, the 4Saxess Ensemble saxophone quartet, consisting of Andrej Omejc, Oskar Laznik, Tadej Šepec and Dejan Prešiček, has developed into one of the leading ensembles of its type, both nationally and internationally. The idea behind the Ljubljana–Vienna  project is to highlight the connection between these two cities, both through the programme and through the choice of guests. The ensemble will be joined on stage by the Slovene mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec, a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), the Austrian violinist Benjamin Ziervogel, a leader of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra since 2004, and the Carinthian Slovene baritone Gabriel Lipuš, a regular collaborator with artists such as Bernarda Fink and Vinko Möderndorfer. All the pieces in the programme have been arranged for the ensemble by Andrej Omejc. They include Variations on a Theme by Haydn  by Johannes Brahms, who spent much of his professional life in Vienna, songs in Slovene and German by Josip Ipavec, the “Slovene Schubert”, Slovenian Folk Dances by Alojz Srebotnjak, Styrian Dances by Joseph Lanner, and Benjamin Ipavec’s Serenade, a work well known to Slovene audiences. The focus of the evening will thus be on presenting the complementary Slovene and Austrian cultural traditions, a connection that still endures today.

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