17 Concerts by Sinfonia Varsovia in France - La Folle Journée Festival 2015
23 January – 1 February 2015
“Passions de l’âme et du coeur” is the theme of the 21st edition of the La Folle Journée Festival in Nantes. The largest festival in the world to popularise classical music begins in France son. Subsequent editions of this international event will take place in Spain (March), Japan (May) and Poland (September).
The theme of this year’s Festival in France was “Passions of the Heart and Soul”. The nearly 400 concerts which traditionally will be played first in cities of the Loire region and then in Nantes include works inspired by just that – passions of the heart and of the soul, covering a very wide range – from the baroque, to music of the 20th century.
This is perfectly reflected in the programme of concerts played by Sinfonia Varsovia, five of which will take place in cities of the Loire region (La Roche-sur-Yon, Cholet, Fontenay-Le-Comte, La Flèche and Saumur) and another twelve in the city of Nantes. Listeners will have an opportunity to hear works by Vitali, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Schumann, Wagner, Grieg, Puccini and Márquez. The programme of the festival also includes Polish accents. Sinfonia Varsovia will perform Zygmunt Noskowski’s symphonic poem “the Steppe” and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s 3rd Symphony with the soprano Marita Solberg, who is well known to Polish audiences. The Orchestra will also give several performances of Fryderyk Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor with various pianists: Philippe Giusiano, Anna Queffélec and Yulianna Avdeeva – winner of the 16th Chopin Piano Competition in 2010.
Sinfonia Varsovia will accompany other renowned soloists, including pianists Boris Berezovsky and Claire Désert, violinists of the young generation: Irène Duval, Virgil Boutellis, Serge Zimmermann and Sunao Goko, as well as South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza.
The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra will be conducted by Alexander Sladkovsky, Andris Poga, Maxim Emelyanychev and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger.
Sinfonia Varsovia’s concerts are a permanent feature of La Folle Journée, starting with the first edition of the festival in 1995.
Selected concerts by Sinfonia Varsovia will be broadcast by ARTE Television.
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More about broadcasts on ARTE: http://concert.arte.tv/fr/collections/folle-journee-de-nantes