Past Events Photo Gallery

Master Singers of Milwaukee along with the Carthage College Choir, presented Between Two Worlds.
Directed by guest composer from Slovenija, Ms. Alenka Podpečan






Mark Frohna, Ms. Podpečan, Helen Frohna and Nancy Reese


The Slovenian Ambassador, Dr. Božo Cerar with SAC members.

From left to right:
Denise Bartlett - Mici Bregant - Helen Frohna - Dr. Božo Cerar - Christina Carroll-Dolores Ivanchich-Mark Skof.


Dr. Božo Cerar, Associate Provost Ewa Barczyk, President Jeff Martinka, UWM Music Librarian Rebecca Littman



Louise Zamparutti - Playwright of Identita                    Rebecca Littman - Music Librarian


Cellist Phillip Bregant & Violinist Eric Ash


An Afternoon of Appreciation for Slovenian Fine Arts
UWM Golda Meir Library
Saturday, October 25, 2014


Jeff Martinka - President                                      Dean Dr. Scott Emmons


France Prešeren Day 2013
Jeff Martinka, Dolores Ivanchich, Milly Mursec, Denise Bartlett.


Slovenian composer, Damijan Močnik, visiting with Dolores Ivanchich and Mici Bregant
on his recent visit to the UWM campus for the premiere of his Christmas Cantata, "Venit Lumen".


MaryCay Freiberg speaking to the members of the Port Washington
Senior Center about Slovenia, its culture and traditions.
Members eating homemade potica
while Tony Gorenc serenades them with Slovenian melodies.


City of West Allis Library exhibit board honoring Slovenia’s 20th year of Independence.


Exhibit board of Prešeren, his life and poetry, displayed at Day of Culture program.


The Prešeren Vocal Trio

Singing at Prešeren Day of Culture program at the West Allis Public Library.
Frank Wozniak / Dolores Ivanchich / Al Chandek


Making their USA debut at the UWM Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 
Perpetuum Jazzile, a pop jazz a cappella group from Slovenija.


Reception following the Perpetuum Jazzile performance.


  "Melodies of Slovenia" program at the Greenfield Library. 
Tony Gorenc playing favorite Slovenian music selections with soloist, Dolores Ivanchich singing our beloved Slovene songs.


 The UWM Slovenian Arts Council hosted "The Singing Slovenes" from Duluth, Minnesota
under the direction of Frank Bucar.  They performed in Slovenian costume and sang familiar Slovenian
songs that came to this country by Slovene immigrants.

    Before "The Singing Slovenes" program, Judy Price presented the
UWM Slovenian Arts Program 2010 Service award to a very familiar Slovene, Frank Bevsek.


The UWM Slovenian Arts Council presented Frank Murn with a token of appreciation for enabling the group to see his beautiful home,
 his eclectic art collection as well as the profusion of blooming fields of prairie flowers.


More than 70 Slovenians and friends attended a tour of Frank Murn's home and his 165 acre prairie farm.  
They saw Frank's blooming fields of prairie flowers, gristmill, and the hay-drying rack (kozolec).

A roadside shrine honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Child Jesus greeted everyone as they rode to Frank's home.


A celebration of  Prešeren, Slovenia's greatest poet, was held at the West Allis Public Library.
His poetry was recited in Slovenian by Helenca Frohna and in English by Mici Bregant.

Following the recitation of each of Prešeren's poems, the Prešeren Vocal Ensemble sang the words set to music
by Slovenian composers.  The singers included Al Chandek, Mary and Shep Crumrine, MaryCay Freiberg,
Jan and Tom Gehm, Dolores Ivanchich and Frank Wozniak.  Charlotte Villwock was on keyboard.


"Fantje na vasi,"
a men's a cappella singing group from Cleveland, Ohio, performed at the
UWM Zelazo Center.  This event was sponsored by the UWM Slovenian Arts Council. 


Judy Price, Vice President of the UWM Slovenian Arts Council presented Dr. Žigon with the 2009
UWM Slovenian Arts Program Service Award in the form of a beautifully inscribed crystal plaque.

The UWM Slovenian Arts Council members celebrating Dr. Zvone Žigon.


MaryCay Freiberg shared a review of Dr. Zvone Žigon's lifetime commitment
and vast contribution to preserve and promote Slovenian Arts and Culture in the United States and Slovenia.


In closing of the "The Slovenian Arts and Culture Day,"
the USPEH Chorus presented a mini concert of Slovenian songs for the audience to enjoy.


The Honorable Mayor of West Allis, Dan Devine, proclaimed September 26, 2008, "Slovenian Arts and Culture Day"
Many Slovenian artifacts were on view as was the display window at the West Allis Public Library.


More than 240 fourth and fifth grade students from neighboring schools, General Mitchell and Irving,
attended a presentation by Majda Koren, the prize winning Slovenian author, of children books at the
West Allis Public Library. 
Koren, entertained the children by reading excerpts from her new book titled,
"Louisa from Outer Space."


Darko Berginc, Mike Maren and Nick Krmpotich socialize and sing Slovenian songs for Father Gole,
along with the USPEH Slovenian Chorus singing several of his favorite Slovenian songs.


MaryCay Freiberg, President of the UWM Slovenian Arts Council, honors Father Jože Gole's
life and accomplishments with the assembled crowd at Triglav Park during the annual Mission Picnic.

President Freiberg presented Father Jože Gole with the 2008
UWM Slovenian Arts Program Award of Service in the form of a flame-shaped acrylic memento.


Musical afternoon with Jeff Pecon and his band.
The audience enjoying the reception at the Alpine Village Restaurant.









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