Vox Arsana perform at The Worldwide Holiday Special
The global 1-hour show was broadcast on YouTube and featured selected vocal groups from Canada, the United States, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines, and Slovenia.
The Worldwide Holiday Special project organizes a celebration concert, which is streamed on YouTube and presents 8 vocal groups from around the world. On December 1st, Cheryl Bentyne, veteran soprano of The Manhattan Transfer, hosted the “Worldwide Holiday Special” presented by Behind The Mic. The global 1-hour show was broadcast on YouTube and featured selected vocal groups from Canada, the United States, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines, and Slovenia.
The concert concluded with all participants singing Christmas Time is Here, a technologically enhanced version of the song using a technique which became known through the virtual choir of Eric Whitacre, among others.
The Slovenian vocal group Vox Arsana performed an arrangement of the song O Come, All Ye Faithful. Vox Arsana, which is considered by many as the leading vocal group of Sloutheastern Europe, takes its concert audiences on an ecstatic musical journey, similar to performances given by legends, such as The Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices. Their performances are filled to the brim with modern swing, virtuosic jazz rhythms, rich harmonies and an impressive dynamic range of choral singing.
How did the collaboration between Vox Arsana and Behind the Mic begin? Samo Ivačič explains: "Our YoutTube performance of Over the Rainbow impressed producers, who invited us to take part in their traditional interview and later, during the making of the interview, invited us to perform as well."
MENT Ljubljana – Festival & Conference
The fifth edition of MENT, produced by Kino Šiška and coproduced by the Slovenian Music Information Centre - Sigic, will fill different venues in Ljubljana with performances of more than 70 musicians and shed light on their individual creativity as well as the inner workings of the music industry at the international conference.
1. International youth choral festival and Choral conducting competition »AEGIS CARMINIS\'« 2019
First International choral competition for youth, high school and student amateur choirs (Dead-line for application: January 11, 2019) and choral conductors born after February 1979 (Dead-line for application: January 14, 2019) will take place in Koper from March 14. – 17. 2019.
Pianist Zala Kravos and the LX Export Prize 2018
The 16-year-old Zala Kravos made her debut at 14 and is now becoming an artist of international renown. This December she received further acclaim in Luxembourg.
Young violinist Lalita Svete at the Fidelio competition 2018 in Vienna
Lalita Svete performed a chamber music repertoire with her colleagues, German cellist Maike Clemens and Bulgarian pianist Iliyana Stoyanova, and received a scholarship award.
Katarina Pustinek Rakar awarded in Italy
In November the Adkins Chiti Women in Music Foundation, which focuses on the musical creations of women, awarded ten female composers for their works. Slovene composer and assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana Katarina Pustinek Rakar was among the finalists.