GRAND OPENING: Similarities and Differences
Friday, 5. September
Union Hall at 19.30


Richard Tognetti - program author, solo and lead violin

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concerto in C Major, Hob.VIIa:1 (1760)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major, op. 40 (1802)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major, op. 50 (1806)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major K 551 (Jupiter Symphony) (1788)

”Singularity, wit, provocativeness, sincerity and striving for our own creative production,“ is Brigita Pavlič's answer when asked to describe, what makes Festival Maribor different from other festivals. All this surely applies for Richard Tognetti, whom we are delighted to welcome back. Knowing Tognetti as  one of the most creative, inspired, visionary and daring innovator in the field of concert programming we can surely expect another series of mind-blowing concerts, which – as always with Tognetti's projects – doesn't only engage our ears, but our brain as well. Leaving the concert hall after a concert programmed by Tognetti is never in anticipation of a glass of champagne and some cheesy small-talk, but rather in anticipation of a heated debate on music, art or history as well as other philosophic, sociologic, religious etc. topics he presented/questioned through the music. So prepare your ears for new pleasures and your mind for new challenges.

Let the 2014 Festival Maribor begin!