Szymanowski/Poland/World Festival 2020

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The Kraków Philharmonic kindly informs that concerts on 24 and 25 held within the frames of the Szymanowski/Poland/World Festival has been cancelled over growing concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.

He was an artist aware of his unique talent, a self-proclaimed obsessive of the “idea of Poland”, and a world-wise composer seeking inspiration from Wagner, Stravinsky and French Impressionists. The Kraków Philharmonic recalls music by its patron during the Szymanowski/Poland/World Festival (24-28 March), presenting music by the Polish composer set in the context of the era and shown through a prism of places which played an important role in his life and work. The second instalment of the event takes us to Paris, where Szymanowski’s works (including Symphony No. 3 “Song of the Night” performed by tenor Andrzej Lampert and the Orchestra and Choir of the Kraków Philharmonic under the baton of Grzegorz Nowak) resound alongside compositions by Ravel, Debussy, Franck, Honegger, Roussel and Saint-Saëns. Artists include harpsichordist Marcin Świątkiewicz, the AUKSO Orchestra and its leader Marek Moś, pianist Dominik Wania and guests all the way from France: the Orchestre de Cannes performs in the festival finale with Poulenc’s Piano Concerto in C sharp minor featuring the acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Kasparas Uinskas.

(Barbara Skowrońska, “Karnet” the monthly)

Programme:

24 March, 7:30pm | NCK
Andrzej Lampert (tenor), Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Teresa Majka-Pacanek (choirmaster), Grzegorz Nowak (conductor)
K. Szymanowski Symphony No. 3 “Song of the Night”

25 March, 7:30pm | Academy of Theatre Arts, Stanisław Wyspiański Stage
Cannes Quintet: Mateusz Dutka, Matei Ioan (violin), Pascal Jugieau (viola), Philippe Cauchefer (cello), Gabriela Paluch-Dutka (piano)
M. Ravel String Quartet in F major, K. Szymanowski Kurpie Song, Roxana’s Song (transcriptions for violin and piano), C. Franck Piano Quintet in F minor

26 March, 7:30pm | NCK
Marcin Świątkiewicz (harpsichord), AUKSO – Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, Marek Moś (conductor)
A. Honegger Symphony No. 5 “Di tre re”, F. Poulenc Concert champetre for harpsichord and orchestra, K. Szymanowski Mandragora Op. 43

27 March, 7:30pm | Academy of Theatre Arts, Stanisław Wyspiański Stage
Dominik Wania (piano)
in programme: M. Rave, C. Debussy

28 March, 6pm | NCK
Kasparas Uinskas (piano), Orchestre de Cannes, Charles Olivieri-Munroe (conductor)
K. Szymanowski Etude in B flat minor, A. Roussel Le festin de l'araignée, F. Poulenc Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, C. Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2 in A major

 

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