Kids Concert: Mega!

Friday, 7th September 2012 at 11:00
Union Hall, Maribor


Maribor Festival Orchestra

Tilen Artač –  showmaster and cello
Jure Godler – conductor and piano
Nika Gorič – soprano
Klemen Gorenšek – bariton
Eva Šulić – violin

Program will include excerpts from:
Joseph Haydn: Allegro molto (excerpt from 3rd mvt.) from Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1 (1761-65)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Il Re Pastore
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Voi avete un cor fedele, aria for soprano and orchestra, K 217
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Voi che fausti ognor donati, Alessandro´s aria from Il re Pastore (1775)
Jure Godler: Beethoven Fantasie: Du wirst meine Titten nicht wackeln
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major, K 207 - 1. Allegro Moderato (1775)

For youth between 12 and 15 years (and the young at heart).

They say that classical music is serious music.

How can this be, when conductors are the ones in charge – characters that wave their batons through the air and make all those funny grimaces?

How serious is it that the orchestra musicians apparently spend the whole concert – counting? And not just anything, they are counting intervals.

How should we keep a straight face if the composers get their inspiration for writing music from muses – women dressed only in sheets?

How can it be that the tenor singers are constantly madly in love? And do the prima donnas really still need to sing while they are dying?

Why do the concert organisers go bezerk, when you want to eat popcorn during a concert? Supposedly they get upset even if you only sneeze! Seriously?!

All these and many other questions about the admittedly somewhat weird but wonderful world of classical music that will, together with the Festival Maribor Orchestra, the pianist and all-round artist Jure Godler, the singers Nika Gorič and Klemen Gorenšek and the violinist Eva Šulić, be answered by Tilen Artač, a serious musician (cellist) that can make you ROFL in a moment. (Wanna bet?!)