This summer Slovenia will host some excellent international music festivals. The Bled Festival of classical, jazz and crossover music has already begun, while the month will end with the spectacular Bled Night. A varied programme is also promised in Brežice, at the Seviqc Festival, which throughout the summer will be the venue for concerts of European early music. In August the focus switches to the coast, to Piran and the famous Tartini Festival.
15th Bled International Music Festival
Event starts: 30 June 2010
Event ends: 20 July 2010
Bled once again hosts the celebrated Bled International Music Festival with a programme of classical, jazz and crossover music.
Bled Days and Bled Night (lights and fireworks)
Event starts:23 July 2010
Event ends: 25 July 2010
The Bled Days are also a time when Bled fills up with tourists. They come to see local arts and crafts products being made and to listen to promenade concerts. Most popular of all, of course, is the traditional Bled Night, when the lake and the castle gleam with light. Boat crews place around 15,000 eggshell lights (made by Andrej Vidic of Bled) on the lake surface; these light up the lake and the surrounding area. Meanwhile, from the castle, a firework display lasting several minutes paints Bled in countless colours.
Seviqc Brežice Festival 2010 - classical music concerts
Event starts: 22 June
Event ends: 4 September 2010
Venue: 22 municipalities around Slovenia
The Seviqc Brežice Festival is one of the most prestigious festivals of early music in Europe. The programme covers music of the various cultures and styles that appeared in Europe from the 13th to the 19th century. A remarkable feature of this festival is that the music is performed in a historical manner on authentic instruments and with an authentic style of performance. This aspect is also indicated in the motto that gives the festival its name: `SEmper VIva Quam Creata` – music that lives forever just as it was created.
The concerts all take place in venues that are part of Slovenia`s cultural heritage, in historically important locations that are particularly interesting to visitors. The quality of the programme is confirmed by the large numbers of festivalgoers who give themselves over to the pleasures of music every summer.
Over the course of the festival, which runs from 22 June to 4 September, it will be possible to hear 43 concerts in 32 locations spread across 22 municipalities.
The Tartini Festival - classical music concerts
Event starts: 27 August 2010
Event ends: 11 September 2010
Venue: Piran and Slovenian Istria
The Tartini Festival is an international music festival dedicated to the Piran-born composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. The festival consists of a series of artistic events of the highest quality that garner the highest critical praise year after year both from critics and the public, increasing the reputation of the festival itself and helping promote Slovenia around the world.