About Festival for Maribor Series

With its events, the Festival Maribor aims to attract audience, which is eager to experience original artistic performances in classical music. The main purpose of these activities is to include citizens of all ages and interests but mostly those who are for one reason or another excluded from cultural events. We try to include the elderly and youth, patients, prisoners and passers-by.

In 2014 we are presenting additional activities as part of the Festival for Maribor Series.

1. In cooperation with the Higher Vocational College for Catering and Tourism we are presenting a project entitled 'Impressions from the History of Music and Culinary Arts in Maribor'. This event will take place on various stages all around Maribor. Special emphasis will be given to the history of music and culinary arts in certain time periods.

2. Since we wish to contribute to the healing process we are going to cooperate with the University Medical Centre Maribor in organising a concert which will take place in the lobby of the hospital. The concert is especially aimed at people, who are excluded from cultural events due to their illness.

3. With retirement homes we are organising pre-concert discussions which will present the main theme of the Festival for Maribor Series 2014.

4. We are going to continue with the program Festival in the Street where we present musical theatre performances. Jure Ivanušič is the author of the 2014 project with the guiding theme coinciding with the theme of the main program entitled STOLEN? Jure is presenting a variety of musical scene performances with various young artists.

5. Composition workshops will accompany the main festival program. With these Workshops we wish to promote creativity and actively engage our target audience in the music scene of the city of Maribor.

6. We are organising a concert for prisoners in cooperation with Maribor Prisons. We wish to bring attention to the fact that music can have a very positive influence on one's conscience and relations in the society.

7. It has become a tradition to conclude the concert series Festival for Maribor at the final concert in December at the Union Hall. With the final concert we wish to extend the circle of classical music enthusiasts.

During the Festival Maribor we are going to enliven the Maribor city centre by organising artistic events and free concerts.

Festival Maribor reserves the right to alter its programs.