STEFAN MILENKOVICH – VIOLIN
At 8.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 18
STEFAN MILENKOVICH – violin
VLADIMIR MILOŠEVIĆ – piano
This is a story of a miraculous child who has become one of the greatest violinists of his generation. The story is known to almost every fan of classical music. He made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of five, received an award at the international violinist competition of Jaroslav Kozian at seven, and performed for Ronald Reagan at the age of 10. He has performed twice for the late Pope John Paul II. He has been playing in the concert halls throughout Europe, Asia, America and Australia for decades. He has performed with the Berlin and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, French Radio Orchestra and the Bolshoi Theatre. Milenkovich plays a 1783 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin. At the Arsana Festival he will be playing alongside piano virtuoso Vladimir Miloševič.
TAKE 6 (USA)
At 8.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 25 €, 29 €, 39 €
An American a-capella group Take 6 is considered to be the most often Grammy nominated group in history. The group consists of six exceptional and sophisticated voices, united in a crystal harmony, which, through its purity, syncopated rhythms and funky grooves, brings us to the wonderful world of gospel, R & B, jazz and pop. Take 6 has won 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards and one Soul Train Music Award. Their album Iconic reached #1 on the American contemporary jazz billboard in 2018. The number of prizes can be compared to the musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston.
TADEJ TOŠ – STAND UP SHOW (SLO)
At 8.30 pm, Courtyard of Dominican Monastery, Price: 15 €
Tadej Toš is a genuine stand-up comic and an actor from Ptuj. He is also an old friend of Festival Arsana. Each year, he surprises us with new original stories. Toš ridicule the seriousness of human reality, which, as he puts it, is one of the ways to defend ourselves from automatization and brutal robotisation of our lives.
MUSICAL FANTASIES OF HARMONY
MUSIC SCHOOL KAROL PAHOR PTUJ
At 8.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 12 €
Authors: Samo Ivačič – glasba, Sara Praper – libreto, Matjaž Latin – režija
Soloists: Jože Ekart, Urška Vučak Markež, Primož Vidovič, Janja Turk, Antonio Hojsak
Teachers and students of Music School Karol Pahor Ptuj, soloists, orchestra and chamber groups
Musical Fantasies of Harmony is structured as a classical fairy tale with a pinch of original music, acting, dancing, humour, and love. The students and teachers of Music School Karol Pahor Ptuj, soloists and chamber music groups walk through various musical genres. Libretto is written with emphasis on pedagogical value, to show children that musical theory is not a »bogeyman« and that the villagers of »Musical Stave« are actually very likeable.
BOŠTJAN GOMBAČ & ALL STARS ORCHESTRA (SLO)
At 8.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 15 €
Boštjan Gombač and All stars orchestra perform original music, written by a conductor and composer Lojze Krajnča and Boštjan Gombač. Boštjan Gombač is a multi-instrumentalist, a theatre, film and television composer, he is a master of wind instruments such as clarinet, tin whistle and ocarina. He also plays on a musical saw, bodhran drum and theremin, and a great deal of other unusual instruments and sounds that are rarely seen on Slovenian stages. Above all, he is known for turning everything that gets into his hands into a musical instrument and extracting miraculous sounds from it.
QUEEN REAL TRIBUTE BAND (SRB)
At 9.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 15 €
Famous intro to We Will Rock You, hypnotic polyphony in Bohemian Rhapsody and enthusiastic refrain of We Are the Champions are the trademark of the greatest rock band of all times. This year’s festival will commemorate the legendary Queen with one of the greatest tribute bands in Europe, Queen Real Tribute Band, which consists of professional musicians and fans of the band Queen. They pay respect to the band and preserve the memory of the legendary Freddy Mercury.
TABU AKUSTIK / ACOUSTIC (SLO)
At 9.30 pm, Courtyard of Minorite Monastery, Price: 18 €
Tabu is one of the most popular Slovenian bands. They celebrated their 20th anniversary in the past year. Ever since their first album, they have been breaking all the records on Slovenian music scene. Singles of the first album are timeless and still fill all generations of listeners with excitement. Their next album Male nore ideje was certified platinum. Single Poljubljena was the most often played song in both 2010 and 2011. For the 20th anniversary they prepared a tour and double best of album. At the Festival Arsana, they will amaze.