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Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica

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  • 26 Jun - 28 Jun 2024

For the ninth year in a row, the river Ljubljanica, known for its rich cultural and archaeological history, will become one of the many venues of the summer festival.

The tradition of the thrilling and popular multi-day Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica  concerts are inspired by the activities of the first predecessor of the present-day Slovenian Philharmonic, founded in 1701 as the Academia Philharmonicorum Labacensis. Its members performed »music of the highest quality« on special occasions and at annual summer regattas on the Ljubljanica, which brought much joy to the whole city. Aboard pleasure boats, you will have the opportunity to enjoy inspired renditions of works from the world’s musical treasury, performed by some of the most promising students and the Academy of Music. While you listen to the young musicians, you will also be able to admire the fascinating bridges and waterfronts of the old town, which grace the capital and give it an indelible character.

Wednesday, 26 June

12.00 pm, Dvorni Square
Opening of the Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica

12.00-2.00 pm, Barjanka (Dvorni Square)
Ljubljana Saxophone Quartet
Tia Ivajnšič, saxophone
Lan Meden, saxophone
Boštjan Rojc, saxophone
Arijan Mačak, saxophone

2.00-4.00 pm, Emonca (Cankar Embankment)
Academy of Music Clarinet Sextet
Lucija Dujmović, E-flat clarinet
Urban Erker, Diana Marković, B clarinet
Jan Zver, alt clarinet
Matic Sotošek, bass clarinet
Benjamin Burger, double bass clarinet

Thursday, 27 June

6.00-8.00 pm, Lana Sulc (Gallus Embankment)
Academy of Music Brass Quintet
Matic Kavcl, trumpet
Borna Franić, trumpet
Fran Matić, horn
Lan Vlašič, trombone
Ivan Fagarazzi, tuba

Friday, 28 June

6.00-8.00 pm, Lea (Butchers’ Bridge)
Academy of Music Chamber Brass Quintet
Lea Krajnčič, trumpet
Jon An Herlič, trumpet
Vjeko Pezer, horn
Klara Pejaković, trombone
Januš Suša, tuba

8.00-10.00 pm, Zeleni zmaj (Butchers’ Bridge)
Žan Pečenik, euphonium
Luka Ovčjak, euphonium
Emanuel Mikac, euphonium
Tilen Klavžer, euphonium


Tickets: Concerts on the boats are free. The cost of a one-hour boat trip during the festival is the same for all boats: 14 € for adults and 7 € for children (aged 3–12).


More information is available on the organizer's website.