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Summary of December activities within the project on Bojan Adamič 100th anniversary and wider

17. 1. 2013

Interview with Bojan Adamič about musical Sneguljčica (Snow White)

An interesting interview with the composer about the preparation for the first musical in Slovenia – Sneguljčica has been uploaded to the website. It includes short videos, dating from 1993 in Križanke, Ljubljana

Exhibition “Broom for the master”, Library Šiška

The exhibition Broom for the master took place in Library Šiška during December. In autumn and winter 2012, this exhibition has already been at different libraries around Ljubljana.

The recording of the March concert was on TV Slovenia, 9. 12. 2012

On TV Slovenia, there was, for the second time, the recording of the concert from March 12, 2012, dedicated to Adamič.

Concert “Waiting for Christmas” on Sveta Ana in Slovenske gorice, 15. 12. 2012

The concert on 15. 12. 2012 was dedicated to 100. anniversary of Bojan Adamič and was an extraordinary homage to Adamič life and work.

Concert by Brass orchestra Idrija, the oldest brass wind band in Europe (348 years) in Idrija, 15. and 16. 12. 2012

The New year concert was dedicated also to Bojan Adamič. They played some of his film music and brass compositions as well as sang a few Adamič song hits.

Festive concert at 110 years of Slovene railways brass orchestra, 18. 12. 2012 in Ljubljana

Brass orchestra dedicated on their New Year Festive concert many compositions to Adamič for his 100th anniversary: Tra-ta-ta, Galop za tri tobente, III. stavek Suite za klarinet, Neresen valček, Polka and Rezervistova uspavanka iz Suite za pihalni orkester and Cik-cak za ksilofon

New Year Concert by Brass orchestra Vodice, 21. 12. 2012

Brass orchestra dedicated their last composition Tra ta ta to Adamič 100 anniversary.

New Year Concert by Brass orchestra Lesce, 26. 12. 2012

Brass Orchestra dedicated Adamič composition Tra ta ta to his 100 anniversary. His daughter Alenka Adamič gave over to the orchestra president the acknowledgement of the Slovenian Brass Association.

Christmas – New Year concert by Brass orchestra Koper, 26. 12. 2012 in Koper

Brass orchestra Koper included in their very nice program also two Adamič compositions, which the dedicated to his 100. anniversary.

Concert “With Adamič music to 2013” by Brass orchestra Ormož, 28. 12. 2012

In the Sport Hall Hardek, Ormož there was a very nice concert, dedicated to Adamič 100 anniversary on 28. 12. 2012.

Presentation of the new CD with Bojan Adamič music

Založba kaset in plošč RTV Slovenija (Publisher for cassettes and plates RTV Slovenia) has published the CD, titled Mojster za vse čase (Master for all times) with 22 Adamič compositions. The presentation of the new CD was on Radio Slovenia 1 on December 30, 2012.

Project information has been announced

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Summary of November activities within the project on Bojan Adamič 100th anniversary and wider

13. 12. 2012

Homage for Alojz Zupan, Slovene philharmonie, 9. 11. 2012

Brass band Ljubljana veterans organized the concert, dedicated to Alojz Zupan, where they also played new composition by Tomaž Grintal Master Bojan.

Concert by women chorus Nonet Vitra, Ribnica, 17. 11. 2012

In Primary school Ribnica women chorus Nonet Vitra carried out a very nice music evening, with which they marked 120. anniversary of Marij Kogoj, 110. anniversary of Makso Pirnik and 100. anniversary of Bojan Adamič.

Exhibition “Broom for the master”, Library Črnuče

The exhibition Broom for the master was in Library Črnuče in November. During autumn 2012, the exibition has already been at different libraries around Ljubljana.

Project information has been announced

Events from Maribor were announced in newspaper Večer, 14. 11. 2012 – Poklicno in ljubiteljsko – odlično, Pihalni orkestri so se poklonili Bojan Adamiču.

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Summary of October activities within the project on Bojan Adamič 100th anniversary and wider

26. 11. 2012

The concert by students from Elementary music school of KGB Ljubljana (Conservatory for music and ballet Ljubljana) on October 1, 2012 on Ljubljana castle

Concert was organized by Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of Slovenia to celebrate Adamič 100 anniversary. Invited were members of the working group for mats, science and technologies within European commission.

Musical evening in Ribnica on October 22, 2012

Municipality Ribnica organized an extraordinary pleasant evening on October 22, 2012. After the awarding of the municipal rewards, the program was dedicated to Adamič, born in Ribnica in 1912.

Adamič days in Maribor between October 26 and 28, 2012

Adamič days in Maribor comprised numerous events, concerts and a symposium.

On Friday, October 26, 2012 the festive meeting of representatives of organizational committee was in The Old Vine House, attended also with the majority of members of the international CISM Silver Club.

On Saturday, October 27, 2012:

  • The international scientific symposium about Adamič life and work took place at the University library Maribor.

  • There were two openings of the exhibitions: The exhibition Broom for master, which introduced Adamič work and life and The sound of mask, which included Adamič photographs of Shrovetide masks.

  • In the evening the festive concert of Orchestra of Slovene police and Orchestra of Slovene army took place under excellent conductor Milivoj Šurbek.

On Sunday, October 28, 2012 Brass day took place in the frame of Adamič concert day. Five brass orchestras played Adamič music.

Adamič days ended on Sunday, October 28, 2012 with festive session of The Association of Slovenian brass bands. They introduced luxurious issuing of Adamič Requiem (music for brass orchestra and vocal) and Festive book for 40 years of the Association and concluded the evening with granting memorial documents for all brass orchestras, taking part within the Adamič spring project. With this session Adamic year within brass music symbolically ended.

New notation publications and CDs

Project information has been announced

Invitations to Maribor events were announced in the following media:

Symposium was announced in the following media:

Events were announced in the following media:

Municipality day in Ribnica was reported in the magazine Rešeto and on portal ŠILC.

There were two additions to the project

  • The digitalization of documentary films by Bojan Adamič, which he has been filming while traveling worldwide as well as on many festivals. Project collaboration for this part of the project started with Studio MEG.

  • Posting of numerous reflections by Bojan Adamič himself. Within the project many Adamič observations, letters, reflections have been made public (in Slovene and Serbo-Croatian language) and they represent priceless part of his heritage.

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Summary of September activities within the project on Bojan Adamič 100th anniversary

4. 10. 2012

The Bojan Adamič film retrospective and the exhibition in Slovenska Kinoteka finished

The retrospective with all together 44 films, for which Adamič wrote music, together with interesting exhibition of Bojan Adamič as a film music composer, ended on September 28, 2012.

OrkesterkamP symphony concert in Bovec on September 1, 2012

OrkesterkamP symphony, conducted by M. Brežnik played Adamič composition Čez tri gore within the final evening of the international music festival in Bovec.

“Metla za mojstra” exhibition in Mestna knjižnica Ljubljana from September 5 till October 3, 2012

Mestna knjižnica Ljubljana (Ljubljana city Library Glinškova ploščad) is hosting the exhibition on Adamič work and life, entitled Metla za mojstra.

6th Festival of veteran brass orchestras in Maribor on September 28, 2012

KD Godba ljubljanskih veteranov (Veteran brass orchestra Ljubljana) played Adamič composition Prelepa si bela Ljubljana, followed by music piece dedicated to Adamič, the author of which is Tomaž Grital and the title Mojster Bojan – venček skladb Bojana Adamiča.

The catalog of films for educational institutions 2012

Kinodvor included in their year Katalog also two films with Adamič music – Vesna from 1953 and Na svidenje v naslednji vojni from 1980.

The digitalization of documentary films, made by Bojan Adamič

The digitalization includes films by Bojan Adamič, which he took while traveling on his trips worldwide as well as on many festivals. Project collaboration started with Studio MEG.

Slovenska popevka and Bojan Adamič

Mr. Vladimir Frantar in his article Slovenska popevka Mojce Menart on September 9, 2012 in newspaper Dnevnik emphasized Adamič influence in Slovene music. Therefore he recommended to Založba kaset in plošč, RTV Slovenija to publish at least two sided CD with Adamič music on the occasion of his 100th anniversary.

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Summary of July and August activities within the project on Bojan Adamič 100th anniversary

14. 9. 2012

The Bojan Adamič anniversary in his birth place Ribnica on August 9, 2012

Mayor of Ribnica, Mr. Jože Levstek, Mrs. Alenka Pahulje from Javni sklad za kulturne dejavnosti and family Adamič held a press conference on Adamič 100 birthday and later on all together put flowers to Adamič birth house on Kolodvorska street 5. This event was reported in Ribnica magazine Rešeto.

The opening of the film retrospective with Bojan Adamič music in the Museum of Slovene film actors in Divača, August 10, 2012

Retrospective of 47 films started in Divača with film Vesna and will continue later on in September in Ljubljana. At the opening, mayor of Divaca Mr. Drago Božac was present. Slovene violin player Alenka Maier-Popov accompanied with piano by Vlasta Doležal-Rus, played Adamič composition Pomlad and part of the music from film Vesna. Her violin dates from 1720 and is the same one, as the original music for film Vesna has been recorded in 1953 by violinist Ali Dermelj.

To this opening, the president of Slovenia, Mr. Danilo Türk was also invited. They were all very pleased, but later on, due to his other commitment, had to cancel his presence.

The concert by Mladinski pihalni orkester Zveze slovenskih godb in the frame of Musica creativa in Slovene philharmony on August 23, 2012 and on Tito square in Koper on August 26, 2012

Mladinski pihalni orkester Zveze slovenskih godb (The youth brass orhestra), conducted by Netherlands conductor Jan Cober, played Adamič composition Suita za pihalni orkester.

Publication of CD by Anton Zupan with Adamič composition

Slovene clarinet player Anton Zupan included Adamič composition Tinkarin rojstni dan in his new CD.

Photo book about the Project on 100th anniversary

Family Adamič contributed the photo book, covering events and activities within the first half year of the project.

Handing over the legacy of Bojan Adamič to Slovenska Kinoteka and National university library

Alenka Adamič handed materials with Adamič film background to Mrs. Metka Dariš from Slovenska kinoteka and personal correspondences together with contracts, photos to National university library in Ljubljana, where already a few hounded Adamič music scores are being held.

Project information has been announced

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Summary of the June activities within the project of Bojan Adamič 100. anniversary

17. 7. 2012

Concert by Urban brass orchestra Škofja Loka on June 2, 2012 in Škofja Loka

Urban brass orchestra Škofja Loka played two Adamič compositions – Tra ta ta and Polka gavota.

International chanson evening “La Vie en Rose” on June 4, 2012 in Ljubljana

Vita Mavrič dedicated this year’s evening to maestro Bojan Adamič at his 100 anniversary.
Seventeen of his songs have been sung in an updated versions by young musicians.

Annual choirs concert by Primary school Šmartno pod Šmarno goro on June 4, 2012

Annual concert took place at school and was dedicated to Adamič 100 anniversary. Children, youth and teachers choirs sung many of Adamič songs, such as Če zapojemo veselo, Tra ta ta, Medvedki in medvedki, Žogica Nogica in Ko boš prišla na Bled. The conductor was Marta Sojar Voglar, the program was very interesting and very well performed.

Competition in an entertainment program for the Vinko Štrucl cup on June 16, 2012 in Ormož

On the 17th competition of brass orchestras, many Adamič compositions were performed by orchestras such as Godba Zgornje Savinjske doline, Pihalni orkester Koper, Pihalni orkester Ormož – Glasbena šola Ormož, Rudarska godba Hrastnik. Many of them won golden or silver plaques.

Concert of Ribnica brass orchestra and Z–Brass orhestra Ribnica on June 16, 2012 in Ribnica

Both orchestras dedicated the concert, which took place at summer theater of Ribnica castle, to Adamič 100 anniversary.

43. Slovene choirs camp in Šentvid near Stična on June 17, 2012

This year’s camp in Šentvid was organized under the title All the most beautiful small flowers and was conducted by Mr. Igor Švara. 24 men, 29 women and 41 mixed choirs sang together with 9 Slovenian choirs from abroad, Brass orchestra KUD Stična was playing.
The camp president Mr. Jernej Lampret opened the camp and the festive speaker was Mr. Valentin Inzko. Camp was organized by Mr. Stane Peček, and broadcasted by Slovenian television. All the choirs dedicated one song, Adamič Če zapojemo veselo, to his anniversary, therefore Adamic daughter was also invited.

Bojan Adamič has written special song already for the 14th Camp on June 19, 1983, the title of which was Splet revolucionarnih pesmi Jugoslavije. At that time 236 choirs with almost 8.000 singers were there! That camp was conducted by Adamic himself with the help of Mr. Stane Peček. (From: knjižica Pojo ljudje, dvajset let Šentviških pevskih taborov, 1989, urednik Ilija Bregar and Pojo naj ljudje, XIV. Tabor slovenskih pevskih zborov).

Musical portrait of Albert (Ali) Dermelj on June 17, 2012 at Radio Slovenia

In this Musical portrait on the 3rd Radio channel ARS, the cooperation between Dermelj and Adamič was presented.
In 2012 we celebrate 100th anniversary of Dermelj and of Adamič. They both worked together in orchestra and at film music (Vesna, for example), Dermelj being one of the best violin players at that time in Slovenia.

Broadcast “Oeuvre of Albert (Ali) Dermelj” on June 18, 2012 on TV Slovenia

The broadcast about life and work of violin player and concertmaster Ali Dermelj incorporated also information on his cooperation with Bojan Adamič.

Concert of Brass orchestras within “Adamič spring” project on June 25, 2012

There have been two concerts, in Kostanjevica and Ptuj.

Festive concert by Brass orchestra Šentjur on Slovenia Statehood day on June 25, 2012 in Šentjur

On our Statehood Day, the Brass orchestra played at festive concert Music memories also two Adamič music arrangements: Spomin (V.S.Avsenik/arr. Bojan Adamič/prir. Vladimir Mustajbašić ) and Melodije bratov Avsenik (V.S.Avsenik/prir. Bojan Adamič).

Festive concert by Urban brass orchestra Škofja Loka on Slovenia Statehood day on June 25, 2012 in Škofja Loka

On our Statehood Day Urban brass orchestra Škofja Loka played at festive concert two Adamič compositions – Polka gavota in Tratata.

Magazine Kinotečnik published in June 2012

On June 22, 2012, Kinotečnik, monthly magazine of Slovene cinematheque was published. A huge part is being dedicated to Bojan Adamič work and music. It also includes monthly retrospective Adamič film music, starting August 10, 2012 in Divača.

Project information has been announced

  • The chanson concert La vie en Rose was announced in newspaper DELO on June 1, 2012, in June publication of Ljubljanske novice and in Nedeljski Dnevnik on June 3, 2012. Invitations to the concert were on the roadside posters.

  • There was an interview with Vita Mavrič in newspaper Dnevnik on June 2, 2012 and on TV 24 ur.

  • After the concert two broader positive critics were posted in newspaper DELO on June 6, 2012 and in journal 7dni.

  • Photos were in magazine Jana on June 12, 2012, where Vita Mavrič is with the director of Cankarjev dom Mitja Rotovnik. She has a special bottle of wine Godbeni zvoki in her hands, which she received from Adamič family. After the concert she enjoyed time with Adamič daughter Alenka Adamič. This was also the first evening concert for Nia La Makuc Peljhan, six year old grand granddaughter of Bojan Adamič.

  • On June 13, 2012, magazine Lady published an interesting outline of Adamič life and work in the article Maestro for songs and fast cars. Many family photos were included. A reportage from the reception after La Vie en Rose concert was also published in the same issue.

  • Newspaper DELO reported on June 18, 2012 about the 43. Slovene choirs camp in Stična and there was a reportage on TV channel TV Vaš kanal Novo mesto.

  • In newspaper Dnevnik on June 23, 2012, Jaka Batič alias D. J. Bakto mentioned Adamič role in the transmission of Slovene popular songs to beat music within the article Slovenska popevka, vložena v formaldehid.

There were two additions to the project

  • New links to music recordings.

  • Information about activities at music lessons in Primary schools Slivnica near Celje, Sv. Jurij near Ščavnica, Jelšane, Bizeljsko, Blanca and Mokronog.

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Summary of the May activities within the project of Bojan Adamič 100. anniversary

13. 7. 2012

Annual concert of the “Youth brass orchestra Piran” in Avditorij, Portorož on May 5, 2012

Brass orchestra, conducted by Istook Bacnik, dedicated part of their concert to the 100 anniversary of Bojan Adamič.

29. Mountain song on Šmarna gora on May 11, 2012

Touristic association Šmarna Gora – Tacen organized in the collaboration with Local community Šmarna gora and tourism Ljubljana a very quality and interesting event 29. Planinsko pesem, which they dedicated to Adamič compositions.

Concert in Slovene Filharmony on May 12, 2012

Brass orchestra of Music school KGB Ljubljana with the conductor Jože Kregar played four Adamič Songs. Concert was in the frame of summer music matinee of music school students.

Concert of Brass orchestras in the frame of Adamič spring project on May 12 and 18, 2012

There have been two concerts: in Koper and in Beltinci.

Concert of the Academy of Music Ljubljana Brass orchestra on May 16, 2012

Within the frame of the Academy of Music concerts in 2012, the orchestra performed four Adamič compositions. There is the concert recording, Adamič songs start at 58. Minute.

Music program at prize giving ceremony of DMFA competition in May 17, 2012

The same program as on May 12, 2012 in Slovene Philharmony.

Music at the opening of MUZA, Book and Art Festival on May 25, 2012

The same program as on May 12, 2012 in Slovene Philharmony.

Concert by Papirniški Brass orchestra on May 25, 2012

Papirniški Brass orchestra dedicated their concert in Konservatorij za glasbo in balet in Ljubljana to Bojan Adamič.

Concert in Slovene Philharmony on May 28, 2012

Brass orchestra Trbovlje prepared a nice concert to the memory for their conductor Alojz Zupan. Within this concert, conducted by Jože Kregar, they also played a few Adamič compositions, such as Polka and suita Čez tri gore, čez tri vode.

The concert recording on TV Slovenia on May 30, 2012

There was the recording of the concert from March 12, 2012, dedicated to Adamič, on Slovene TV.

Project information has been announced

There were two additions to the project

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Summary of the April activities within the project of Bojan Adamič 100. anniversary

13. 7. 2012

Concert by Slovene Police Orchestra on April 3, 2012

On the concert in Gallus hall in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, composer Milko Lazar dedicated his new composition “Bil je mož od foha” to Bojan Adamič. In extension of the concert the orchestra, conducted by colonel Michael J. Colbrun played also Adamic famous composition Tra-ta-ta.

Show by Slovenian music school’s brass orchestras on April 13 and 14, 2012

The show by music school’s brass orchestras took place on Konzervatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana. Some of them performed also Adamič compositions in their program, for ex Brass orchestra from music school in Sevnica and KGB Ljubljana.

Recital – concert dedicated to prof. Albert – Ali Dermelj on April 16, 2012

Violinist Alenka Maier Popov played in the concert extension in the hall Matije Tomca at Glasbena šola in Zavod sv. Stanislava in Ljubljana composition Pomladno prebujenje from movie Vesna, music by Bojan Adamič.

Concert by Music school KGB Ljubljana in the frame of “Slovene days of the book” in Ljubljana, April 16 and 20, 2012

On the opening on April 16. and during the week on April 20, 2012 on congressional market in Ljubljana, quartet of clarinets with musical instruments of music school KGB Ljubljana played many Adamič compositions.

Concert by Marko Brecelj “To the Master who discovered me” April 22, 2012

In Kosovel Hall of Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, Marko Brecelj performed the concert, which he dedicated to Bojan Adamič. It was in the frame of his one week performance Brecljevanje.

Project information has been announced

There were three additions to the project

  • Reflections, written by Bojan Adamič on the following themes: photography, film music, chanson and his work.

  • Photos of Bojan Adamič on the project home page.

  • List of Adamič work in english language.

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Invitation to 29. Mountain song on hill Šmarna gora 11 May 2012 at 5.p.m.

26. 4. 2012

Next very special event will be Mountain song with Adamič music on the hill Šmarna gora on May 11, 2012. Invitation has been sent now to enable everyone to get good physical strength for the uphill walk. Good weather has been aksed for.

Concert “Mojstru, ker me je odkril (To master, because he discovered me)”

25. 4. 2012

Plakat Brecljevanje.

Plakat Brecljevanje.
Alenka Adamič.

Alenka Adamič.
Alenka Adamič in Marko Brecelj.

Alenka Adamič in Marko Brecelj.
Začetek koncerta.

Začetek koncerta.
Marko Brecelj

Marko Brecelj.
Marko Brecelj

Marko Brecelj.

Marko Brecelj performed the concert on March 22, 2012 in Cankarjev Dom in his unique and interesting way. He dedicated the performance, which took place as a part of one week long project Brecljevanje, to Bojan Adamič.

Brecelj was playing on his guitar and singing his songs, including those from CD Cocktail that Bojan Adamič made arrangements for. In the first part of the concert Brecelj read his reflections, published in the newspaper after Adamic death.