Glasbena matica Ljubljana

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Kulturno društvo Glasbena matica Ljubljana

Vegova 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana

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386 (0) 1 421 0593, 386 (0) 41 686 146, 386 (0) 51 359 313

Veronika Brvar, President






Lucija Pavlovič, Program coordinator




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Established in 1872, the cultural society Glasbena matica Ljubljana played an important role in preserving and expanding Slovene musical heritage by establishing the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, the Academy of Music, and the sheet music store Muzikalije. Now it mainly focuses on producing and publishing choral music and maintaining choir schools, workshops and educational as well as concert activities. The ensembles operating under the auspices of Glasbena matica Ljubljana are children's, youth, mixed and senior choirs. Their regular activities include concerts, music and stage projects, recordings, participation in festivals and competitions, performances and guest appearances.

History

The cultural society Glasbena matica Ljubljana was established with the objective to enrich the Slovene musical scene. Already in the first year after its foundation, it began with the publication of a variety of compositions by Slovene composers. Within its framework were also archives, an art section for the publication of sheet music, a concert agency, a bookshop, an orchestral society, a music school, and a choir.

Publishing soon became one of its regular and most important activities, in particular, the publication of choir sheet music, CDs of Slovene authors, as well as books which due to their specificity would be less attractive for other publishing houses.

In 1998, Glasbena matica in the process of denationalisation again became the owner of two houses in the centre of Ljubljana. Both premises were renovated in 2010 and now also house the headquarters of Glasbena matica.

In 2002, at the occasion of its 130th anniversary, the society designated four primary fields of action for its future development: the establishment of vocal ensembles, the organisation of concerts, music education, and music publishing.

Workshops and musical education

In 2006 the society established a choir school headed by Urša Lah. The school now also offers a course in music theory.

The society also organises various educational events, such as master classes and seminars for choir leaders, choir singers and music teachers. Workshops are given by choir conductors, such as Steffan Schreyer, chief conductor of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ragnar Rasmussen, a well-known Norwegian conductor.

Glasbena matica also leads the Maribor International Orchestra 2012 project, funded by the Culture 2007–2013 programme of the European Commission.

Concert activities

Every year the Glasbena matica Ljubljana organises up to 20 concerts and a few musical events, including discussions with well-known Slovene musicians and music experts. The yearly concert cycle includes choral and chamber music concerts, as well as solo recitals.

Between 2014 and 2020, five operas for children were staged. In 2016 children's choir of Glasbena matica performed children's opera Brundibar by Hans Krasa on the stage of Linhart Hall in Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre. In 2018 for the first time in the history of Glasbena matica, the Youth Choir christened a new opera for young people, created by poet Milan Dekleva and composer Damijan Močnik called Všeč si mi.

The love for Slovene culture and tradition is one of the missions of Glasbena matica Ljubljana, which is traditionally reflected in the Folk Union concert cycle, intended for the discovery and live presentation of folk tradition in music. In accordance with the rich folk tradition, Glasbena matica discovers and encourages the printing of music editions by Slovenian composers.

An important place was also given to intergenerational integration, which is realized through regular appearances in retirement homes across Slovenia.

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