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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Slovenian Pianist Goricar Accompanies Silent Film Wednesday, November 7

Andrej GoricarSALISBURY, MD---Slovenian pianist Andrej Goricar’s music may not move mountains… but it’s fun to climb to!

The classical musician provides piano accompaniment for the 1931 silent film V kraljestvu Zlatoroga (In the Realm of Goldenhorn) 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall. Dr. Jim Welsh, English professor emeritus and co-founder of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly, facilitates.

The resident pianist of the Slovenian Cinematheque, Goriar has performed his own compositions and improvisations for a wide range of silent movies and film retrospectives. While a student at the Ljubljana Academy of music, he earned the prestigious Prešeren Student Award for his interpretation of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He completed his studies, performing the original version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Slovenian Radio Symphonic Orchestra.

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Directed by Janko Ravnik, V kraljestvu Zlatoroga is a semi-documentary, semi-science fiction film set in the mountains of Slovenia. A student from Ljubljana (Goriar’s hometown), an ironworker from Jesenice and a farmer decide to take a trip to the “realm of the Goldenhorn” and the sacred Mount Triglav. During their journey, they meet haymakers, foresters, Alpine dairymen and a lovely shepherdess.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, World Artist Experiences, Inc., and the Slovenian Embassy to the United States, admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 4109-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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