22. December
Slovenska filharmonija, Dvorana Marjana Kozine, Ljubljana / Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall, Ljubljana


Sunday, 22 December 2019 at 11 a.m.

Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

This year once again, the SiBRASS 2019 CONCERT CYCLE is delighted to offer music performed by excellent, world-renowned musicians. For the third year in a row, the SiBRASS Association is organising a series of five classical music concerts, with an emphasis on brass. SiBRASS is a unique platform that focuses on the sustained realisation of excellence as well as connecting and interweaving music-makers, performers, and the audience. In its third season of concert cycles SiBRASS continues to build upon its state-of-the-art brass musicians, whom it audaciously connects with an audience thirsty for a well-conceived and attractive programme. The new series of free Sunday concerts will, as always, provide the audience an opportunity to hear music at the highest level of performance. The concert programmes have been formulated in a deliberate manner, thus encompassing a broad selection of musical practices while also introducing novelties. Each concert will present Slovene works alongside foreign compositions.
The concerts will take place at the Slovenian Philharmonic, an excellent venue for the realisation of such projects. In cooperation with Radio Slovenia’s Channel III, the concerts will be recorded and subsequently broadcast as part of Radio Slovenia’s regular programme, and will also remain accessible in the archives of the Multimedia Centre of RTV Slovenia.


Marta Močnik Pirc, soprano
Jure Gradišnik, trumpet
Klemen Karlin, organ

Henry Purcell (adapted by M. Machella): SOUND THE TRUMPET, Z 335
for soprano, trumpet, and basso continuo

Ivan Florjanc: ALLELUIA (from Revelation to John, 19:2)
for soprano, trumpet, and organ

“Waiting for the King – Advent Story”
for soprano, trumpet, and organ (premiere)

Damijan Močnik: ERO CRAS
for soprano, trumpet, and organ (premiere)

“Today, unto Us Jesus Was Born”
for soprano, trumpet, and organ (premiere)

Johann Sebastian Bach: PRELUDE IN C Major, BWV 547
for organ solo

Johann Sebastian Bach (adapted by H. Bornefeld): ARIA from Cantata No. 51
»Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!« (“Exult in God in Every Land!”), BWV 51
for soprano, trumpet, and organ

Concert V of the SiBRASS cycle will present a diverse programme, including three new compositions by Slovene authors. Today’s programme undoubtedly supports the claim that the combination
of voice and trumpet accompanied by basso continuo, which flourished in the Baroque period, remains attractive in the current era, as three new compositions of this kind will be performed.

The members of TRIO SERAPHIM are Marta Močnik Pirc, soprano, Jure Gradišnik, trumpet, and Klemen Karlin, organ. The three musicians, also teachers at the Music School of St. Stanislaus Institute in Ljubljana, established their chamber music ensemble in 2006. They play Baroque music and feel a special affection for compositions written by Slovene composers. For such reason, they actively encourage the creation of works by Slovene composers for their trio.

Marta Močnik Pirc studied solo singing at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana under professor Irena Baar. Furthermore, in 2006 she concluded a post-graduate programme at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague.

Jure Gradišnik graduated magnum cum laude from the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana under professor Stanko Arnold in 2006. Subsequently, he continued his studies at the
Mozarteum in Salzburg under professor Hans Gansch. Gradišnik is employed as a trumpet soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and has, since 2015, also held the position of docent at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana.

Klemen Karlin studied organ at the Carinthian State Conservatorium in Klagenfurt under professor Klaus Kuchling, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under professor Michael Radulescu, and at the Conservatoire de Lyon under professor Jean Boyer. For many years, he was in charge of shows focused on the organ and organ music at Radio Slovenia, within the Ars Programme. Furthermore, Karlin is a founding member of the Slovenian Organ Society and of the Lonka Stara Loka Cultural History Society.

All three members have won numerous awards at music competitions in Slovenia and abroad and possess broad experience playing solo and chamber music with various orchestras. The current focus of all three is working with youth; their students have won the highest awards at state competitions and are starting on their own professional paths in the field of music.

Alongside Slovene composers, the programme of today’s concert will present Henry Purcell, an English musicologist, organist, and composer of Baroque music, with his birthday ode Sound the Trumpet, which he wrote in 1687. The last of Purcell’s famous odes under the collective title Welcome Songs, this work was adapted for an ensemble of soprano, trumpet, and basso continuo
by Maurizio Machella.

Free admission.

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