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The Radovljica Festival

06.08.2022 00:00

Lovers of early music have been enjoying the Radovlijca Festival for 40 years. In addition to concerts, music workshops also take place.

A concert of the Radovljica Festival in the Baroque Hall of the Radovljica Mansion

Why visit?

Because:

  • Every year the festival offers an impressive, high-quality and diverse programme.
  • Top musicians from all over the world perform at the festival.
  • The festival takes place in the wonderful ambience of the Radovljica Mansion and St. Peter's church.
  • A special festival bus runs from Kranj and Ljubljana.
  • It is the oldest early music festival in Slovenia.
  • Music workshops are run by well-known musicians.

 

The Radovljica Festival has been running since 1982 and takes place annually in August. Ten concerts by various performers of early music take place.

 

The festival is shaped by its quality music as the programmes and performers are carefully selected. Top musicians from all over the world perform. Although the festival is loyal to early music, the programme also includes contemporary performances and theatre and dance. The programme also includes reconstructions of music from the period prior to the beginning of musical notation, to the music of the 21st century and newer works.

 

In Radovljica, concerts take place in the Radovljica Mansion and St. Peter's church. Every year the festival also hosts one performance in the Church of the Annunciation in Velesovo, Cerklje.

 

During the festival, workshops with well-known musicians take place in the Radovljica Mansion

 

 

PROGRAMME 2022

40. FESTIVAL RADOVLJICA 2022

 

AN ENGLISH OUVERTURE
Friday, 5 August 2022 at 20.00
St Peter’s Church, Radovljica
*Ouvertures, symphonies and concertos from eighteenth-century London: Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Maurice Greene, George Frideric Handel and Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi

 

AGRIPPINA AND ARMIDA
Saturday, 6 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*Amanda Forsythe is regarded as a leading interpreter of Handel’s music.

 

ANTONIO TARSIA (1643–1722)
Monday, 8 August 2022 at 20.00
St Peter’s Church, Radovljica
*Psalms and motets by the organist of Koper Cathedral at the 300th anniversary of his death.

 

SCHUBERT AND ONSLOW
Tuesday, 9 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the music of his French contemporary George Onslow on period instruments.

 

PURCELL, LOCKE AND YOUNG
Thursday, 11 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor

 

BACH’S SONATAS AND PARTITAS
First part: Friday, 12 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*The ongoing Bach series continues with his ‘Libro Primo’, the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin of 1720. Bojan Čičić plays them on two consecutive evenings sold as a single concert.

 

BACH’S SONATAS AND PARTITAS
Second part: Saturday, 13 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*The ongoing Bach series continues with his ‘Libro Primo’, the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin of 1720. Bojan Čičić plays them on two consecutive evenings sold as a single concert.

 

RECORDER MASTERCLASS WITH MATEJA BAJT
From Saturday, 13 August, to Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Radovljica Manor
*This masterclass is intended for pupils, students and teachers of the recorder who would like to hone their skills as ensemble players. The masterclass will begin on Saturday, 13 August 2022 at 10 am.

 

ADONIA: MUSIC TO LAMENT THE GOD OF BEAUTY
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 20.00
St Peter’s Church, Radovljica
*The Phaedrus ensemble aims to rekindle the forgotten sound of the renaissance flute consort.

 

POLLINI, MOZART AND BELLINI
Friday, 19 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*Tenor, pianist and composer Francesco Pollini spent the first two decades of his life in Ljubljana. Later, he became the dedicatee of works by both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Vincenzo Bellini.

 

VESPERS IN HAMBURG
Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 20.00
Church of the Annunciation, Velesovo (Adergas)
*Lutheran liturgical music from seventeenth-century Hamburg with organ in alternation with singers: Hieronymus Praetorius, Johann Praetorius and Heinrich Scheidemann.

 

CARL ORFF AND THE COMEDIAN HARMONISTS
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 20.00
Radovljica Manor
*In the 1930s, the author of the Carmina Burana became a great admirer of Germany’s most famous vocal ensemble, the Comedian Harmonists.

 

TICKETS:
Radovljica Tourist Information Centre
Reservation during the festival: M: +386 (0)41 271 534 E: kolar.mija@gmail.com

*Tickets are also available at the venue starting one hour before each concert.

 

TICKET PRICES: 20,00 EUR
15,00 EUR (Students, pensioners, groups and families of four or more)
Subscription ticket for five concerts of your choice: 70,00 EUR

 

The 40th Radovljica Festival will take place between 5th and 23rd August 2022. There will be 10 concerts, taking place in Radovljica church, Radovljica Manor and in the church in Velesovo. The concerts feature musical heritage from the 6th to 19th century. 

FESTIVAL WEBSITE

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