Blue 4

Četrtek, 23. november 2017 ob 19:30
Mestna stran Ljubljana, moje mesto

Gallus Hall

Cankarjev Dom



Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Kulenović, conductor

Mate Bekavac, clarinet


George GershwinFantasy on a Theme from the Opera Porgy and Bess

Chad Cannon: Clarinet Concerto (premiere performance)

Andy PapeAn American in Denmark

George Gershwin: An American in Paris



Serbian conductor Vladimir Kulenović has worked successfully for many years in the United States, where he is currently the artistic director of the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. Prior to that, he worked with the Utah Symphony, with which he presented around one hundred concerts a year. He has also served as the principal conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic and the Kyoto International Music Festival. He last presented himself to the Slovenian audience in January 2013, performing works by Sibelius and Elgar with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and cellist Jake Stadler. On this occasion, he will conduct the same orchestra, joined by superb Slovenian clarinettist Mate Bekavac, who will perform as a soloist in the world premiere of Cannon’s Clarinet Concerto.


Bekavac is known not only as a virtuoso clarinettist, but also as a conductor, composer and artistic director of the concert activities of the France Bernik Cultural Centre of Domžale. His studies took him from