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Children's Day with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra

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31 May & 1 June 2014

On the occasion of Children’s Day the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra invites everyone to celebrate Children’s Day at Grochowska Street on Saturday, 31 May, and also to two extraordinary concerts of film music from Disney’s “Fantasia” in the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture & Science on Sunday, 1 June.

On Saturday, 31 May, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and LAMALA invite children and parents to visit the amazing world of literature, music, theatre and architecture. The programme includes meetings with writers (including Dorota Gellner, Grzegorz Kasdepke, Katarzyna Ewa Kozubska, Krystyna Lipka-Sztarbałło and Jan Bajtlik), as well as music, theatre, painting, art, architectural, recycling and natural science workshops and sessions.

The 13th National Reading to Children Week kicks off officially at 1:00 p.m. Julian Tuwim’s “Locomotive” will be read by Ambassadors of the “All of Poland Reads to Kids” campaign, including Artur Barciś, Maciej Orłoś, Teresa Lipowska and Zuzanna Orlińska. The 2nd edition of the “Happy Microphone for a Pre-schooler” competition for Warsaw preschools will take place during the event.

In addition, this day marks the beginning of IMPRINT – the 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Arts 2014. There will also be a children’s book fair, attended by the best Polish publishers specialising in children’s literature. The event will be accompanied by a diligently planned “taste zone” with healthy food.

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the home of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, 272 Grochowska Street, Warsaw. For detailed information please visit:

One day later, on 1 June, the first Polish performance of the famous 1940 concert film “Fantasia” will take place in the Congress Hall in Warsaw. The genius of Walt Disney combined, for the first time, classical music with images. The film is considered a milestone in the history of cinema, surprising the viewer with its interpretation of works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Mussorgsky.

During the concerts, masterful animations displayed on the screen will illustrate popular works of classical music performed live by Sinfonia Varsovia which will be accompanied by the Academic Choir of the Warsaw University of Technology, all under the direction of Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski. More than 120 musicians will perform, among others, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (the “Pastoral”), Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain. The wonderful animations include Mickey Mouse in Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

“Fantasia” is the result of a collaboration between Walt Disney and Leopold Stokowski, the famous conductor of Polish descent. A musical and film journey into the world of classical compositions and flawless animation has brought smiles to the faces of children for decades and has also awakened the child sleeping deep inside the hearts of adults.

Sunday, 1 June 2014, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Congress Hall, Warsaw.
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