Gallus Hall

Cankarjev Dom

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Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Ari Rasilainen, conductor

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, violin

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Siegmund von Hausegger: Nature Symphony

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Finnish conductor Ari Rasilainen began his career as a violinist of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic. As a conductor, he performs with most of the Finnish orchestras, as well as throughout Europe and the United States.

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Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (1995), a young Austrian violinist of Armenian origin, was the first Austrian musician to make it through to the third round of the Fritz Kreisler Competition, in which he gained third prize in 2014. The following year brought him another great success, with second prize in the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. He will present himself to the Slovenian audience with one of the essential works of the concertante repertoire for the violin, Beethoven’s Concerto in D Major.

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The Nature Symphony by the lesser-known Austrian composer Siegmund von Hausegger is a real discovery. Its final movement contains a choral setting of Goethe’s poem Proëmion. Although of high quality, Hausegger’s work was rather focused on music history and his great role model Richard Wagner. It therefore fell from fashion and disappeared from concert stages as early as before the First World War, only returning in recent years when the talent and imagination evident in the ambitious works of this forgotten romantic was rediscovered.

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