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World Music Day – For music with music!

On the longest day of the year when spring turns to summer, music will be celebrated once more! On 21 June, Slovenia will join the world-wide initiative Fête de la musique, which takes place simultaneously in more than 120 countries and more than 400 cities worldwide!

This year the World Music Day will take place in four Slovenian cities: Ljubljana, Maribor, Murska Sobota and Piran with its surroundings. The Muzofil World Music Day (music feast) on the Coast will be organized by the Muzofil society. The nooks and crannies of the coastal region will brighten your day with harmonious music and musical events of all kinds. In Murska Sobota, musical events of the World Music Day will be organized by the Youth Cultural Centre MIKK Murska Sobota. The MIKK terrace will vibrate with the relaxed sounds of electronic music, just like a refreshment on a hot summer day. In Maribor, two music venues will be dedicated to the occasion. One venue will be situated in front of the office of the Maribor Student Club and the other on the colourful street of Poštna ulica. Ljubljana will again offer the most varied venues. Morning activities will be dedicated to the European Heritage Days with visits to music archives as well as the possibility to attend the rehearsal of the Slovene Philharmionic Orchestra, followed by a myriad of musical events featuring musicians of all genres and generations. At the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, you will be able to see a documentary about Maestro Igor Švara. In the evening hours the famous Triple Bridge will feature an exceptional concert given by the Dissonance String Quartet.

This year’s World Music Day, held under the slogan For music with music, follows the guidelines of Fête de la musique, with live music events held at unconventional venues, such as public squares, street corners, parks, balconies and market places. It thus focuses on bringing together different cities, event organizers and, last but not least, musicians. Together we are stronger; the most extensive Slovene one-day musical event, the World Music Day, will thus reverberate far and wide.