Events

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Ljubljana Festival 2008

19 Jun 2008 - 28 Aug 2008
Ljubljana castle, Križanke Summer Theatre, Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre, Slovenian Philharmonic and various other venues

The Ljubljana Festival includes a diverse programme of events featuring accomplished and highly regarded artists from different countries.

Ljubljana Festival is Slovenia's oldest event of its kind. Its beginnings date back to 1952, when the Ljubljana Tourist Society organized the first Tourist Week to be followed a year later by the first edition of Ljubljana Festival. Every year, the Festival, organised by the Festival Ljubljana event management company, attracts about 50,000 visitors from Slovenia and abroad.

Ljubljana Festival 2008
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK) - classical
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 19 Jun 2008 | 20:00
G. Bizet: Carmen (performed by Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana) - opera
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 01 Jul 2008 | 20:00
 03 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Soloists of the Munich Philharmony (Germany) - classical music
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 02 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Ethical about the ethical, cultural about intercultural - round table discussion
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 07 Jul 2008 | 17:00
La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Italy) - classical music
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 08 Jul 2008 | 20:00
MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble (Slovenia) - classical music
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 09 Jul 2008 | 20:00
F. Poulenc: Dialogues of the Carmelites (Performed by Croatian National Theatre Zagreb) - opera
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 10 Jul 2008 | 20:00
11th Križanke International Fine Artists Colony - exhibition by participants
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 11 Jul 2008 - 31 Aug 2008
The European String Orchestra - classical
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 14 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Zagreb Comedy Theatre (Croatia): Grease - musical
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 15 Jul 2008 | 21:00
 17 Jul 2008 | 21:00
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra: Concert of Operatic Arias
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 16 Jul 2008 | 20:00
I Virtuosi Italiani Chamber Orchestra (Italy) - classical music
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 21 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Zoran Predin and The Gypsy Swing Band with guests (Slovenia) - pop
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 22 Jul 2008 | 21:00
Greenwich Trio - classical music
Križevniška cerkev (Cerkev Marije pomočnice) / Križanke Church (Church of Our Lady of Mercy)
 24 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Mikhail I. Glinka Choir - The State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg (Russia)
Cerkev sv. Jožefa / Church of St. Joseph
 28 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra (Russia) - classical
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 29 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Midori, violin (Japan) & Johannes Moser, violoncello (Germany) & Jonathan Biss, piano (USA) - classical
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 30 Jul 2008 | 20:00
Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra (Italy) - classical music
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 31 Jul 2008 | 20:00
St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Russia) - classical music
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 05 Aug 2008 | 20:00
 06 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Cappella Istropolitana Chamber Orchestra (Slovakia) - classical music
Slovenska filharmonija / Slovenian Philharmonic
 07 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Camerata Labacensis Chamber Orchestra - classical music
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 11 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Smiljka Isaković, harpsichord (Serbia) - classical music
Križevniška cerkev (Cerkev Marije pomočnice) / Križanke Church (Church of Our Lady of Mercy)
 12 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Rainer Weiss, baritone & Elena Nogaeva, piano - classical music
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 13 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Trio Camerata Emonica (Slovenia) - classical music
Križevniška cerkev (Cerkev Marije pomočnice) / Križanke Church (Church of Our Lady of Mercy)
 14 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Smith Quartet (UK) - classical music
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 18 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Vlado Kreslin (Slovenia) with Guests - folk rock
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 19 Aug 2008 | 20:30
PLAY OFF - festival of oboe and fagot
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 20 Aug 2008 | 20:00
G. Bizet: Carmen (performed by Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Maribor) - opera
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 21 Aug 2008 | 20:00
W. Shakespeare: Macbeth
Festivalna dvorana / Festival Hall
 22 Aug 2008 | 20:00
 23 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Altenberg Trio (Austria) - classical music
Ljubljanski grad / Ljubljana Castle
 23 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Rome Sinfonietta Orchestra (Italy) - film music by Ennio Moricone
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 27 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (Italy) - classical music
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)
 28 Aug 2008 | 20:00
Darko Lukić & Tomaž Pandur: Barroco / Baroque
Poletno gledališče Križanke / Križanke Summer Theatre
 01 Sep 2008 | 20:30
 02 Sep 2008 | 20:30
 03 Sep 2008 | 20:30