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The 80th anniversary of the ISCM World Music Days will be celebrated in Slovenia

17. 9. 2003

The World Music Days festival, which is organized by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), is one of the world’s most important festivals of contemporary music.

For the first time it was organized in 1923 in Salzburg and its 80th anniversary will be celebrated in Slovenia. The festival will present musical achievements by around 130 composers as well as numerous premier ensembles and soloists.

Between 26 September and 3 October, 15 venues in Slovenia will see more than 40 concerts and other festival events. This year’s festival, whose theme is “New Music for the Third Millennium”, will feature the best among the latest creative achievements by composers from all over the world. The programme will also include a number of older compositions by the honorary members of the ISCM. The main part of the ISCM World Music Days programme will be carried out in Ljubljana. A number of concerts, however, will also take place at other places across the country, such as the Predjama Castle (Predjamski grad), the Postojna Caves (Postojnska jama) and the towns of Piran, Bled, Maribor and Kostanjevica na Krki.
The opening concert of the ISCM World Music Days will feature the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.