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Blossoms in Autumn. A tribute to Urban Koder

A new music and theatre project, Ars in Drama, a collaboration between Radio Slovenia’s Ars Programme and SNT Drama Ljubljana has been created in the 2022/23 season. It will present concert evenings of top jazz, chansons and other theatre-related music genres.

The second concert of the Ars in Drama series, Blossoms in Autumn – a tribute to Urban Koder, will take place on Sunday, 20 November at 20.00 on the Drama Ljubljana Main Stage.

Urban Koder (1928-2019), a jazz trumpeter, composer and conductor is considered one of the giants of Slovenian music. He is probably best known to the general public as the composer of the score for the Slovenian feature film Blossoms in Autumn, written and directed by Matjaž Klopčič. Koder also composed many excellent chansons and wrote scores for theatre productions and films. He was the founder of the legendary Ljubljana Jazz Ensemble, and his trumpet solo can be heard every evening as the theme music of the long-running Radio Slovenia Goodnight, children programme.

The concert under the artistic direction of maestro Žare Prinčič will pay tribute to Urban Koder and present excellent performers, actors and singers of chanson and theatre music. Nuška Drašček and three members of the SNT Drama Ljubljana ensemble, Silva Čušin, Saša Tabaković and Jurij Zrnec, will be accompanied by the brilliant festival band featuring Primož Fleischman (saxophone), Vid Žgajner (trombone), Nejc Škofic (keyboards), Jošt Lampret (bass) and Aleš Rendla (drums), The concert line-up will consist of chansons by Urban Koder with lyrics by poets Janez Menart, Ervin Fritz, Milan Jesih, Fran Milčinski Ježek, Andrej Rozman Roza, Jure Soyfer and Bertolt Brecht.

Tickets for the Blossoms in Autumn concert are available at drama.kupikarto.si and at the SNT Drama Ljubljana box office. Members of the audience are kindly requested to take their seats by 19.45.

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