LEADING EUROPEAN COMPOSERS CONCERT SERIES: Music by Slovenian composer DuÅ¡an Bavdek
In 2009, The Phillips Collection joined forces with embassies in Washington to create a unique concert series for which leading European composers introduce their works with performers they select. The series is co-sponsored by The Phillips Collection and the George Washington University. Now in its fifth season, this year the opening Leading European Composers concert features the music of Slovenian composer DuÅ¡an Bavdek, performed by professors from the University of Ljubljana School of Music.
December 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM / MUSIC ROOM at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21ST STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC
More information: http://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2013-12-12-lec-bavdek.aspx
LECTURE: The Peaks of Slovenian Music Through History to the Present Time
Friday, December 13 at 2:30 PM in Phillips Hall, B-120, George Washington University, Washinghton, D.C.
801 22nd St., NW; at George Washington University, Slovenian composer DuÅ¡an Bavdek will present a lecture/performance called The Peaks of Slovenian Music Through History to the Present Time. This will be an informal presentation ranging from a 50.000-60.000 years old paleolithic bone flute excavated in "Divje babe" cave, (the oldest preserved musical instrument in the world), the work of prominent renaissance composer Jacob Handl (Iacobus Gallus Carniolus), and Slovenian composers from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Conversation will be mixed with performances by the visiting performers from Ljubljana. Join us for food, conversation and music. Free and open to the public.
READING: Gabriela Babnik at the Library of Congress
Recipient of European Union Literature Prize Gabriela Babnik will discuss her work at the Library of Congress on December 17 at noon. Free entrance.
More information: http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/calendar/calendar.html