Generacija ’99 – Obeležje 100. obletnice konca prve svetovne vojne

The event was held under the honourable patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor. The project was awarded the Medal for Cultural Achievement by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

The noble and bright message of our Generation '99 project symbolically put young people and their potentials in the place of the future. The most important guiding principles of this artistic event are: We must never, ever allow wars! Young people, their potential, talents, and creativity, as well as their overall contribution to society, are invaluable. It is Europe's duty, and that of the individual countries, to create the conditions for the healthy development of a young generation that will be able to stand as a model of freedom, a beacon of culture and a defender of peace, brotherhood between nations and equality between people in a world without discrimination and barriers.

In 2018, the international festival in Cheddar ‘Mittelfest’, with which we made the project a reality, focused on millennials - people born at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. 2018 is also the year in which we commemorate the end of the First World War. The young people of the '99 generation were children at the transition from the 19th to the 20th century. They spent their formative years in a terrible war. Many of them were killed in battle. These are the boys who defended their country and Europe. The comparison between the '99 generation and millennials today is inescapable. That is why the Generation '99 art project is dedicated to their memory, but also to the memory of all the young Italians, Slovenians and Austrians and others who fought at the front.

The project was carried out by the Ljubljana International Orchestra in collaboration with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the European project Music Up Close Network, which brings together national orchestras from Amsterdam, Lille, Barcelona, and Rome - the National Academy of St Cecilia, the Sarajevo Philharmonic, and the Podgorica Symphony Orchestra with the European Career Center for Artists.
The soloist was the young Italian pianist, Viviana Lasaracina. The musical direction was in the hands of conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh. The participating musicians came from different regions, most from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy, but also from Kosovo, Turkey, South Korea and Argentina. All together, they came from more than 20 countries.

A. Casella: Pagine di Guerra, op.25b
S. Osterc: Suite for orchestra
M. Ravel: Piano concerto for the left hand
P. Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome (premiere in Slovenia)
L. Berio: The Rendering

Text by Angelo Floramo (in the Furlan dialect)
Recited by Paolo Mutti
Alberto Testa – Eros Sciorilli, Valter Sivilotti, arr.: La riva bianca, la riva nera
Vocals - Sara Simondi

Ljubljana International Orchestra und Sarajevo Philharmonic
Pianist: Viviana Lasaracina
Conductor: Živa Ploj Peršuh

11. julij 2018, Cerkev Sv. Frančiška, Čedad (Italija)
13. julij 2018, Gallusova dvorana Cankarjevega doma

Ljubljana Festival
Mittelfest Cividale del Friuli
Music Up Close Network