Wednesday
08. July
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

THE SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC CONTRABASS QUARTET

Mateja Murn Zorko
Blaž Zupan
Grega Rus
Maksim Bogdanov


Programme:

Johann Strauss (1825–1899), Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, op. 214 (arr. D. Heyes)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Four Seasons – 4th movement: Winter (arr. K. Trumpf)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Largo from the Opera Xerxes (arr. K. Trumpf)
Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1750) / Remo Giazotto (1910–1998), Adagio in G minor (arr. K. Trumpf)
Colin Brumby (1933–2018), Suite for 4 double basses
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Harpsichord concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 – 2nd movement: Arioso (arr. K. Trumpf)
Daryl Runsvick (1964), Strauss in the Doghouse
Scott Joplin (1868–1917), The Entertainer (arr. J. C. Bentkowski)
Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), New York, New York (arr. B.Furtok, trans. M. Bogdanov)
Nino Rota (1911–1979), The Godfather Theme (arr. J. Strindberg, trans. M. Bogdanov)
Francis Lai (1932–2018), Un homme et une femme (arr. author unknown)


The Slovenian Philharmonic Contrabass Quartet has been striving, in the Slovenian music scene, for some time to present the double bass as a solo instrument. The teaching of contrabass has been widespread at music schools in Slovenia for some time now, for which the musicians of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra are also proudly credited. They try to present “this big clumsy violin” not only as an accompanying instrument but as an up-front instrument with a rich, pleasantly caressing low sound.

The Slovenian Philharmonic Contrabass Quartet was founded in 1999 under the patronage of the Slovenian Philharmonic. This year, the slightly rejuvenated ensemble prepared a new program, which includes various musical genres (from original compositions for this type of ensemble to various arrangements). The uncommon combination of instruments and ensembles artistic creation impresses both more demanding connoisseurs and those who like to listen to slightly more roguish rhythmic sounds.


Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier. Due to safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, all visitors must wear protective facemasks, disinfect their hands regularly, and observe a safety distance of at least 1.5 m. Entry to the event is only possible with a ticket, visitors are asked to enter the venue individually, hostesses will accompany them to a vacant seat. To ensure safety, we kindly ask all visitors to strictly follow the instructions. If you suspect that you have come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing typical signs of the disease, do not attend the event. Let’s take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

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