A festival of good (classical) music.
An annual autumnal musical festivity, wrapping the city of Maribor in yellow. A day, when clocks tick within bars of musical masterpieces. An evening, when one is overwhelmed by the power of music. A moment, when one is carried away by the passion of the heart.
A cradle of new sounds, a map of uncharted musical territories, a launching pad to new galaxies. A laboratory, where originality sparks and creativity explodes. A bridge between musical periods, an intersection of musical expressions.
An ocean of new acquaintances, a harbour of friendships. A precious opportunity for the first contact with classical music for children, a sublime selection of musical delights for the connoisseurs.
A festival with an excellent line-up of internationally acclaimed artists and an insightful selection of young talents.
A festival proud of its fifty-year legacy and a clear vision of the future!
Find out more about the Festival Maribor’s History.
This year the festival’s programme will be co-created by different musicians and ensembles. Foreign celebrities will represent the core of festival’s music creation as well as domestic musicians. We will also continue our cooperation with the Slovene National Theatre Symphony Orchestra and Slovenian Philharmonics Chamber String Orchestra.
Regular features of the festival’s programme concept are also presentation and promotion of young slovene artists, who benefit from working together with giants of classical music and gain a wonderful experience as well as new career references.
The concerts are held at various concert halls around Maribor and smaller venues in the area filled with history and charm, such as the Fin de Siècle Union Hall acclaimed for its superb acoustics, Vetrinj Mansion, Regional Museum Maribor, Grand Hall at the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor and General Maister Hall at Narodni dom Maribor.