100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom at the Kraków Philharmonic

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:00 AM
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Penderecki, Szymanowski, Paderewski – music by Polish composers resounds at the Kraków Philharmonic on 11 November. The concert forms a part of the project of Poland’s biggest musical publishing house PWM Edition 100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom, aiming to record and publish a hundred masterpieces of Polish music written during the century since Poland regained independence in 1918. The programme also includes the publication of music scores and books for adults and children. It culminates with 22 concerts resounding on Independence Day in cities across Poland including Warsaw, Gdańsk Poznań, Białystok and Wrocław, and further afield from Chicago to Tokyo and from Copenhagen to Melbourne. And the live radio and TV broadcasts bring the performances to audiences the world over.

All concerts of the cycle open with Fanfare for wind instruments written especially for the occasion by Krzysztof Penderecki. During the inaugural event in Kraków, we will also hear Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with soloistst: Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział (soprano), Ewa Marciniec (alto) and Leszek Skrla (baritone), and Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Piano Concerto in A minor with Kevin Kenner in the solo part. The Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir are conducted by Tadeusz Strugała. (Barbara Skowrońska)

K. Penderecki Fanfare
K. Szymanowski Stabat Mater Op. 53
I.J. Paderewski Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 17

100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom
Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział (soprano)
Ewa Marciniec (alto)
Leszek Skrla (baritone)
Kevin Kenner (piano)
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Teresa Majka-Pacanek (choirmaster)
Tadeusz Strugała (conductor)

Kraków Philharmonic Hall

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Besides their weekly symphony concerts, the Kraków Philharmonic also organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people.

The Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków was the first philharmonic to open in Poland after the Second World War. Besides the weekly symphony concerts, it organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people, while the summer meetings with music assume the form of chamber concerts of slightly lighter character. A hallmark of the Kraków Philharmonic repertoire is its programme of oratorios, which the Philharmonic can present thanks to its extensive and varied lineup: the orchestra, mixed choir, and boys choir. The Kraków Philharmonic has become recognised for its promotion of the works of Karol Szymanowski in Poland and abroad.

The Philharmonic Hall frequently hosts concerts by special guests, for example, at major festivals.

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