TANGO STORY & IRENA YEBUAH TIRAN feat. A. Podlogar in B. Bertoncelj

At 8.30 pm., Grajska pristava Ormož Price: 10 €, 12 € 

Performing: Borut Zagoranski – accordeon, Matija Krečič – violin, Mladen Delin – piano, Marko Korošec – guitar, Žiga Golob – double bass, Andreja Podlogar & Blaž Bertoncelj – dance, Irena Yebuah Tiran – soprano

TANGO STORY is a project of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 – Ptuj. Together with world-renowned violinist Stefan Milenkovich, they have performed on the biggest stages in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Croatia, while having a very successful US tour. This time, they are returning in a revamped session with accordion virtuoso Borut Zagoransky, exquisite violinist Matija Krečič, legendary contrabassist Žiga Golob, multi-instrumentalist Mark Korošec, and pianist and artistic director Mladen Delin. The tango story is performed with world tango champions Andreja Podlogar and Blaž Bertoncelj. Internationally acclaimed musicians will take you from an old Tang Vieh from pubs and brothels to an evening full of virtuosity and passion that is Tango Nuevo – classic modern tango. The guest singer will be Irena Yebuah Tiran, winner of several awards, soloist and member of several chamber ensembles at home and abroad.


At 9.00 pm., The courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, Price: 15 €

Performing: Lenart Krečič –  saxophone and bass clarinet, Ana Čop – vocals, Tomaž Gajšt – trumpet, Jani Moder – guitar, Marko Črnčec – piano, Miha Koren – double bass, Jean John – drums and percussion Janus Atelier string quartet: Matija Krečič – 1st violin, Nejc Avbelj – 2nd violin, Barbara Grahor – viola, Zoran Bičanin – cello

A musical work entitled “The Port of Life II. – Ensō ”, which intertwines the psychological experiences of an immigrant in the later stages of acculturation through a conceptually set musical suite and describes his long path to cultural marginalization, is the compositional work of the award-winning Slovenian composer Žan Tetičkovič, who lives between New York and Barcelona. The Port of Life II. Enso is the successor to the project The Port of Life (2016), for which Žan received the prestigious “2017 ASCAP Foundation Johnny Mandel Prize.

BigBand RTV SLO s solisti

At 8.30 pm., The courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, Price: 20 €

Conductor: Tadej Tomšič
Soloists: Klemen Slakonja, Maja Keuc, Ana Soklič, Alenka Godec in Rudi Bučar

The ARSANA Festival will enter its 12th edition with a spectacular concert by the first jazz orchestra – the Big Band of RTV Slovenia, under the baton of conductor Tadej Tomšič. Famous names of the Slovenian music scene will perform at an exclusive evening for music connoisseurs.


At 8.30 pm., Dominican monastery, Price:  15 €

Tadej Toš, local stand-up comedian and actor, is now an old friend of the Arsana Festival. Every year, he surprises us with new and original stories, which he is probably not going to run out after this year’s turbulent time. In his shows, Toš mocks the seriousness of human reality, which he believes is one way to defend himself against the automation and senseless robotization of life.

Get ready for a good show!

HEARTBREAK HOTEL: Oto Pestner & Uroš Perić feat. Bluenote Quartet 

At 8.30 pm., The courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, Price:  15 €

Join us on an adventure to the unforgettable rock and roll era of Elvis Presley! The broken hearts of Heartbreak Hotel will be warmed up with interpretations by two of Slovenia’s top vocalists Oto Pestner and Uroš Perić. Accompanied by The Bluenote Quartet, they will make a dazzling tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and take visitors through a rich set of evergreen hits by the immortal King and other tracks by legendary musicians who have captivated audiences in the 1950s and 1960s.






1NA1: Gušti & Tomi Meglič 

At 8.30 pm., The courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, Price: 15 €, 20 €

The Arsana Festival presents a musical dialogue between two champions of Slovenian concert rock authors who practically wrote in the 1990s and laid the foundations of Slovenian love rock lyrics with Črni tulipan and Platina. Once music rivals, this time collaborators on stage, will evoke memories and seek new dimensions of notes and poetry. Tomi Meglic and Miha Guštin Gušti one-on-one about music, through music. An exclusive musical treat that is not to be missed.


At 7.30 pm., Home of Culture Muzikafe, Price: 12 €

Performing: Teo Collori – guitar, Matija Krečič – violin, Matej Kužel – clarinet, Metod Banko – guitar, Jošt Lampret – bass

Momento Cigano is a group whose music incorporates many genres – dance swing music, jazz, classical, movie music… It is a project where nostalgia is interwoven with new stories as the musicians take us to the period of salons, cigars, charleston and lacquered shoes. Their first record Hot Club Piran was released by the US record label Lowtemp and was awarded for the album of the year 2016 (MuzikObala). The song titled Bled 1960 from their second album, Kamerato Muzikante, was selected for the song of the year 2018 on Naše poti on Prvi program radio Slovenija. This year they are launching a new record entitled Molto Aligatore.


At 9.00 pm., The courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, Price: 18 €

A man with a black guitar returns to the city of millennia. The artist has already released twenty-seven albums with original music, several poetry collections, appeared in film and theater as a music writer and as an actor. Many of his poems have become wildly popular, and some have become the inspiration for novels, feature films, and dissertations. He is also a member of the Slovene Writers’ Association.

Together with special guests, he will show that Rock’n’Roll has a thousand faces and that it sounds different inBeltinci than in Nashville


Guest: Gal Gjurin

At 8.30 pm., Grajska pristava Ormož, Price: 12 € 

Performing:  Severa Gjurin – voice and guitar, Dejan Lapanja – guitar, Uroš Rakovec – guitar, Žiga Golob – ouble bass, Blaž Celarec – drums

The musician Severa Gjurin will perform in a joint intertwining of the cooperation between the Arsana Festival and the Ormož Tourist Board. Her exceptional voice is accompanied by a quartet of excellent, seasoned musicians.

The acoustic ensemble performed for the first time in 2012, and soon afterwards sold-out concerts around Slovenia followed. They perform with a colorful repertoire that, in addition to Severina’s new songs, such as Is There More Space in the South, Mills and Winds, Sej vame, Music for Grandmothers and As if Nothing Happened, interprets many elements of Severina’s musical history in their own way. The band consists of musicians who have a wide range of activities in music. Each brings its own sound and content, they are committed to form, feeling and interpretation.

The guest of the evening will be multi-instrumentalist and singer Gal Gjurin.