This Saturday, on the 29th of August, the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) will perform at the Ljubljana Festival 2020 together with special guests under the motto – We Have Only 1 Planet! You are invited to the Congress Square in Ljubljana, where you will be able to listen to the most beautiful classical and pop arrangements.
From melodies to actions!
Each individual can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and youth experiences the strongest messages through music. For this purpose, we at Care4Climate connected with the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra, whose members became ambassadors of the project.
“We believe that difficult and complex topics are best expressed through music. This, like nature itself, touches us most deeply. This certainly has a positive effect on our further perception of the issue, as well as on our actions that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, " - said the project manager from the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, M.Sc. Nives Nared.
The ambassadors will share their practices and habits on careful handling of the planet in the future with their friends and followers on social media. They will highlight the LIFE IP Care4Climate project, which addresses the Slovene youth with its guidelines for changing habits.
The cooperation therefore envisages a number of activities that will be carried out as part of the transition to a low-carbon society. These include: sustainable transport to the concert (train, bus, public transport), reduction of food waste, which will be achieved through the planned sharing of meals, and environmentally friendly and sustainable communication materials, such as leaflets and T-shirts for the orchestra members.
“As musicians, we always make sure we have something to say that is worth hearing. Our common commitment now is to live in a world that is attuned to caring for fellow human beings, the environment, the climate and nature " - said the artistic director of the orchestra, Živa Ploj Peršuh.
Music committed to our one planet
The beginning of the cooperation will be a concert at the Ljubljana Festival, which will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 20:30 at Congress square. Visitors will be able to listen to masterpieces from the treasury of classical virtuosos such as Nielsen, Larsson, Ravel and Šostaković, as well as luxurious orchestral versions of the varied opus of singer-songwriter Dominik Bagola - Balladero, adapted by Matija Krečič. Special guests of the evening will be vocalist Jadranka Juras and the star of the Maribor rap scene Emkej, Matija Krečič, and among pop classics in orchestral disguise we will also hear hits such as UpTown Funk from the most recognizable music producer Mark Ronson.
A special communication tool committed to sustainable development
Concert attendees in Ljubljana will receive a sustainable communication leaflet made on Slovenian paper from invasive plants, lined with daisy seeds. The role of the leaflet is therefore not only informative, but by adding soil, water and a hint of love, it comes to life and thus creates a new plant.