Sinfonia Varsovia Chamber Music [Sinfonia Varsovia Kameralnie]
- A New Concert Series in the Orchestra’s Home
3 January – 5 December 2018
272 Grochowska Street, Warsaw
Sinfonia Varsovia Chamber Music is a new series of concerts starting on 3 January 2018 in the Orchestra’s home at 272 Grochowska Street. Seven concerts will feature Sinfonia Varsovia musicians in well-known chamber settings, as well as in ensembles arranged especially for this occasion. The leading theme of the series is Polish music composed after the year 1918.
Sinfonia Varsovia Chamber Music is another step intended to make the Orchestra’s Praga district home a place that resounds with music all year round. Each first Wednesday of each month from January to April and then from October to December will feature a different ensemble made up of musicians of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. We will hear string ensembles – trio, quartet and quintet, as well as a reed trio, a piano trio, a wind quintet and an ensemble relating in both instruments and repertoire to the famous Nonstrom (clarinet, trombone, cello, piano).
Playing in chamber ensembles is an excellent opportunity for musicians to showcase their individual sensitivities and virtuosity – aspects that are often obscured in orchestral playing. What’s more, chamber music builds relations between the musicians, leading them to better mutual understanding, even when playing in a full symphony orchestra.
– "I want to play in a quintet because working together with these fantastic people and wonderful musicians is a truly great pleasure" – says Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, the Orchestra’s concert master and first violinist of the Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet. – "Regardless of the repertoire, each concert we play together gives me great artistic satisfaction".
Made up of the Orchestra’s concert masters and leaders, the Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet will perform in the series’ opening concert, playing Krzysztof Penderecki’s Quintetto per archi, Jan Stokłosa’s The Elements and Andrzej Kwieciński’s Umbrae. Subsequent concerts will feature works by icons of Polish music of the 20th century – Alexandre Tansman, Andrzej Panufnik and Wojciech Kilar. The series will also provide an opportunity to discover anew music by forgotten composers, such as Szymon Laks and Mieczysław Wajnberg, whose output has undergone a true revival in recent years. The concerts will be hosted by musicologists and personalities from, among others, Programme Two of Polish Radio, such as Agata Kwiecińska and Mariusz Gradowski.
– "With the Sinfonia Varsovia Chamber Music series we are getting closer to establishing a complete music season. Next year we would like to present to the residents of Warsaw a taste of what Sinfonia Varsovia will become when we complete construction of our new concert hall"– says the Orchestra’s director Janusz Marynowski.
Admission to all concerts is free.