Susumu Ueda - Prayer for Peace

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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM

The choir conducted by Susumu Ueda and the musicians of the Krakow Philharmonic will perform at the Prayer for Peace concert on the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland.

Susumu Ueda was born in 1956 in Osaka. He graduated from the Composition Department at the University of Arts in Kyoto. He composes a lot and he is the author of numerous pieces, including the official anthem of the Olympic Games in Nagano (1998).
The Requiem project, for a choir and orchestra of 200 people, was created to commemorate one of the most tragic earthquakes in the history of Japan - in the Hanshin district. As a result, on 17 January 1995, the one and a half million city of Kobe was destroyed and 6434 people were killed. The premiere of Requiem took place on 17 January 2010, during a concert of remembrance of the earthquake victims, which is organized every year in Kobe.
In the composer's intention, the song is not only a commemoration of the Kobe tragedy, but also a tribute to victims of natural disasters and wars around the world and a great prayer for peace. Since its premiere, the composition has been performed in many history-marked Japanese cities, among others in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Sayo-cho, as well as in Europe - in Prague, Vienna, Vatican, Assisi and Florence.
During their visit to Poland, the artists will perform in the Church of St Catherine and St Margaret.

23 October, 7pm
Church of St Catherine and St Margaret
In programme:
Susumu Ueda Salve Regina 
Stabat Mater
Tempus prcationis
Requiem We will never forget you and that day...

Admission free - upon presentation of an admission ticket
Admission tickets will be available from 9 October at Tourist Information Points on Jana Str. 2, Wszystkich Świętych Str. 7 and Józefa Str. 2

Concert under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Krakow




  • admission free - upon presentation of an admission ticket
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