History of Slovenian Arts Program

 

Purpose of the UWM Slovenian Arts Council:

To plan and implement programs of Slovenian Arts, Artifacts, Dance, Literature, Music, and Theatre that preserve the Slovenian ethnic heritage.

 

1982

     04-04-82...Creation of Slovenian Music Collection at UWM Libraries

 

1984

    03-17-84...Sacred Concert

    04-14-84...Voice and Piano Concert

    05-12-84...Concert of Chamber Music

 

1986

    04-26-86...Hymn of Joy concert

    06-01-86...First UWM Slovenian Arts Program Festival

 

1987

    04-24-87...Premiere Performances

    05-29-87...Film Maker Andrej Zdravic of Slovenia concert

 

1989

    10-21-89...First Award of Merit to Leo C. Muskatevc

 

1990

    06-08-90...Concert/Dance featuring Lojze Slak of Slovenia at St. John the Evangelist Church

 

1991

    06-02-91...Dolores Ivanchich Sings

    10-20-91...Dolores Ivanchich Sings

 

1993

    01-16-93...Accordion Fest featuring Guy Klucevsek from NYC.

 

1994

    06-17-94...Exhibit of paintings by Lillian Brulc / painter & muralist of Lemont, IL.

 

1996

    03-30-96...Accordionist Joseph Petric of Toronto, Canada

 

2000

     10-14-2000... Piano recital by Veda Zuponcic

 

2001

    06-23-01...10th Anniversary of Slovenia's Independence, UWM Ballroom

 

2003

    04-26-03...Slovenian Fest

 

2004

    04-17-04...Slovenian Fest featuring Deseti Brat of Slovenia at UWM 

 

2005

    04-13-05...Slovenian Fest featuring Diana Fir of San Francisco & Slovenian Ambassador to US at St. John the Evangelist Church  

    06-13-05...An Evening with Evald Flisar, author from Slovenia

 

2006

    02-11-06...Dr. Zvone Žigon, Consul General from Slovenia stationed at Cleveland, Ohio, hosted at UWM Library & West Allis Library

    05-18-06...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library

    06-29-06...Slovenski Oktet Program at UWM Recital Hall

    11-08-06...Dekleva Piano Duo from Slovenia Recital at UWM Recital Hall

 

2007

    04-14-07...Award or Merit presented to Cecilia Dolgan, of Cleveland, Ohio, director of the Slovenian Junior Chorus, at their concert at UWM Zalazo Center for the Performing Arts

    06-17-07...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library

    06-26-07...Authors of children books from Slovenia at UWM Library And West Allis Library

 

2008

    04-13-08...Musical Afternoon with the Jeff Pecon Band from Cleveland, Ohio, at American-Serb Hall

    09-26-08...Slovenian Day in West Allis

 

2009

    07-15-09...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library

    10-24-09...Fantje na vasi choral group performance from Ohio at UWM Zelazo Performing Arts Center

 

 

2010

    02-06-10...Celebrate France Prešeren program at West Allis Library

    07-31-10...Tour of Frank Murn’s Prairie Home and 165 acres in Mukwanago, WI

    08-19-10...Slovenian Sing-A-Long at West Allis Library

    10-22-10…”The Singing Slovenes” from Minnesota Program at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall

 

2011

    02-05-11..."Prešeren Day" Celebrations

    03-20-11   "Prešeren Day" Celebrations

    04-03-11..."Melodies of Slovenia" presented by Dolores Ivanchich and Tony Gorenc

    06-18-11...West Allis Mayor proclaims June 18 as Slovenian Day in West Allis

    06-18-11...Perpetuum Jazzile concert at Zelazo Center Concert Hall

 

2012

    02-04-12..."Prešeren Day" Celebration at West Allis Public Library

   France Preseren/Day of Culture National Holiday celebrated on February 8 in Slovenia. This program was a tribute to the importance of culture     in Slovenia.

 

    04-26-12...Slovenian Sing-A-Long with accordionist Ed Vidmar at the American Legion Post, 92nd & West Beloit Road.

    10-1-12...Slovenian language class was offered the first four Mondays in October.  Milly Mursec, language consultant for the Council, instructor.


2013

    Slovenian language class with instructor Milly Mursec resumed and continued on Mondays in March through April.

    07-08-13... MaryCay Freiberg gave a presentation on Slovenia:  Its History and Culture  for the Leisure Timers Program at West Allis Library.  

 

2014

 

    February....Slovenian Day of Culture held at Meyer's Restaurant   

    Slovenian language class with instructor Milly Mursec was held on Monday evenings in March and September.

    April.....Hosting of the Slovenian quartet Navihanke  performance at the polish Cultural center.

    September....Sponsorship of the creation and premiere of the Identita play at Windfall Theater, downtown Milwaukee .  

    October....Afternoon of Slovenian Fine Arts, performances by local Slovenian students held at the UWM Golda Meir Library.    

 

 

 

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