5th Kraków Cello Spring
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - Friday, March 23, 2018
Had enough of cold, dark winter? Let’s warm up with the 5th Kraków Cello Spring. The programme includes Chopin’s compositions for cello and piano, the evening Cello and Electronica, meetings with contemporary music (featuring Sun Songs for seven cellos by Olga Hans) and film soundtracks (themes from Blade Runner, The Matrix and Pulp Fiction) and other attractions such as Gypsy Melodies for two double-basses and Dance of a Vampire for cello and three double-basses. Cello soloists include Zdzisław Łapiński, Jan Kalinowski, Adam Klocek, Dominik Połoński and Karlien Bartels.
20 March 2018, 7pm
Zdzisław Łapiński, Dorota Imiełowska, Jan Kalinowski, Adam Klocek, Dominik Połoński – cello
Krzysztof Firlus, Marek Kalinowski, Marek Romanowski – double bass
Miloslav Gajdoš – Prelude and Fugue in A minor for double bass solo
Bernhard Romberg – Sonata in G major Op. 43 No. 3 for cello and double bass
Pablo de Sarasate (arr. Miloslav Gajdoš) – Gypsy Melodies for two double basses
Dorota Imiełowska – Vampire’s Dance for cello and three double basses
Carlos Gardel (arr. James Barralet) – Por una cabeza for cello quartet
Artur Zagajewski – Canzona for cello quintet
Steven Sharp Nelson (arr. Z. Łapiński) – The Cello Song inspired by J.S. Bach’s Prelude from Suite No. 1 in G major for cello solo
21 March 2018, 7pm
Fryderyk Chopin’s works for cello and piano
Stanisław Firlej – cello
Kinga Firlej-Kubica – piano
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major Op. 3
Grand duo concertant in E major
Sonata in G minor Op. 65 for piano and cello
22 March 2018, 7pm
Cello and Electronica
Karlien Bartels, Joanna Gutowska, Dorota Imiełowska, Jan Kalinowski
Tomasz Jakub Opałka – The Glitch (ver. 2)
Magdalena Długosz – Abamus for cello and electronica
Kaija Saariaho – Petals
Cracow Duo – Improvisation
23 March 2018, 7pm
Contemporary and Film Music
Karlien Bartels, Anna Armatys, Joanna Gutowska, Jan Kalinowski, cello students of the Academy of Music in Kraków
Olga Hans – Sunny Songs for seven cellos
Marek Stachowski – Adagio ricordamente
Krzysztof Meyer – Introspection Op. 2 for five cellos
Kaija Saariaho – Neiges for eight cellos
James Barralet – A Grand Film Music Medley (Blade Runner, Clockwork Orange, Pirates of the Caribbean, Requiem for a Dream, Terminator, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars)
Florianka Recital Hall
ul. Basztowa 8
St Mary’s Church
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