Music from St. Francis' Garden 2019

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Music from St. Francis' Garden

25th Season
May–June 2019

In May and June, the period of maximum flowering of the enchanting Bourbon roses, the lovely courtyard of the Franciscan monastery Kostanjevica in Nova Gorica will host a series of concerts entitled ‘Music from St. Francis’ garden’, now for the 25th time. We decided to enrich the spiritual power of this extraordinary cultural and historical jewel that stands on the strip of land between Nova Gorica and the neighbouring Gorizia, with music. During seven, carefully selected, musical evenings, we will continue to carry on with the contents that have already been outlined in the previous seasons and have been greeted with enthusiasm by both, our audience and our musicians. During this cycle, we will continue to present Slovenian and Italian musical creativity and reproduction, more precisely the one linked to the musicians from the Nova Gorica and Gorizia region. The concerts will offer an opportunity for established Slovenian and Italian musicians, and above all, for the young talents that are establishing themselves on both sides of the border and are trying to conquer the great musical stages of the world.


The cycle of concerts ‘Music from St. Francis’ garden’, already at its 25th edition, will continue to link the musicians and the music of this common land that does not allow itself to be divided by the border. In the spirit of previous years, we will continue to keep alive the tradition of preserving and promoting the musical heritage of the two cities, where different people and nations meet, different cultures intertwine themselves and were inexorably linked throughout the course of history. Join us in these exciting musical encounters and let the music, in the embrace of the monastery’s garden, speak to your soul.


Programme of the XXV season

Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 8pm
Parish Church of the Franciscan monastery Kostanjevica in Nova Gorica
Bodeča neža:
Mysteria vitae Christi – Gregorian chants
Riccardo Cossi, organs
Mateja Černic, choir director
Enrico Correggia, bass
Aleksander Sluga, cello

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Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 8pm
Rebeka Pregelj, soprano
Tadej Podobnik, piano

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Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 8pm
Nadježda Budnickaja, violin
Sanja Repše, cello
Miha Štokelj, piano

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Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 8pm
Mojca Batič, violin
Ana Souza Leban, oboe
Tea Plesničar, harp

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Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 6pm
Young music pearls
The winners of the music schools of the Slovene Littoral region at international and national music competitions.

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Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 8pm
Breda Šček – tribute to our musician and composer
The event is realised in collaboration with the Slovenian music education center "Emil Komel" of Gorizia.

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Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 8pm
Marko Feri, guitar
Janoš Jurinčič, guitar

All the concerts will be held in the hall of the Franciscan monastery, except the first one, which will take place in the church.
Admission is free and voluntary contributions will be allocated to the maintenance of the monastery. 





Church and Hall of the Franciscan monastery of Kostanjevica, Nova Gorica  


Music from St. Francis' Garden 2018
Music from St. Francis' Garden 2017
Music from St. Francis' Garden 2016

Music from St. Francis' Garden 2015

Music from St. Francis' Garden 2014
Music from St. Francis' Garden 2005-2013



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Bevkov trg 4, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
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