Warsaw-based Sinfonia Varsovia fans will have many reasons to celebrate this month. The Orchestra will perform in Poland’s capital no less than three times, with something for everyone in the varied concert programmes. The musicians will also play in the French Opéra de Dijon, presenting masterpieces of Russian music.
Sinfonia Varsovia will commence its November activities with a performance at a special “Italian Evening” at the 4th Jan Ignacy Paderewski International Festival. On 9 November we will hear Paderewski’s early works, Bianca di Molena – a symphonic prologue by Mieczysław Karłowicz and the symphonic poem “Steppe”, by Zygmunt Noskowski, all under the direction of Massimiliano Caldi. The A minor piano concerto composed by the patron of the Festival will be performed by Italian pianist Maurizio Baglini. Free entry tickets to the concert are available by calling the number 606 386 687 or at email@example.com.
Next, the Orchestra travels to France, where on 14 November it will perform at the Opéra de Dijon. The concert will consist of Russian music conducted by German conductor Thomas Rösner. After the “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky we will hear both of Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concertos, with David Grimal as soloist. Igor Stravinsky’s suite from the ballet “The Firebird” will conclude the programme.
In the second half of the month, Sinfonia Varsovia returns to Warsaw to play two concerts of sacred music. On 20 November the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews will be engulfed by the sounds of choral music. We will have an opportunity to listen to gospel, to the pensive compositions of Eric Whitacre, Karl Jenkins and “Just” David Lang, known from the soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth”. The programme also features Jewish and Finnish folk songs in original arrangements. There will be two choirs accompanying Sinfonia Varsovia: Alla Polacca and the Academic Choir of the Warsaw University of Technology. The concert will be hosted by Anna Bednarska.
Towards the end of the month Sebastian Perłowski will conduct “The Finding of the Holy Cross” – Feliks Nowowiejski’s monumental oratorio for alto, baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra and organ. On 24 November, Sinfonia Varsovia will be accompanied by the Choir of the National Philharmonic, with Ewa Biegas and Krzysztof Szumański as soloists. Admission to the concert in the Basilica of the Holy Cross will be free and the event will also be broadcast online.
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