Following eight October concerts in China, Sinfonia Varsovia’s musicians are travelling to South Korea. Two concerts in Ulsan and Seoul
(10 and 11 November) will be a major highlight in the celebration of Poland’s 100th anniversary of regaining its independence. Conducted by Grzegorz Nowak, the Orchestra will perform works by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski and Korean composer Jeajoon Ryu.
Musical celebrations of this year’s Independence Day celebrations would not be complete without a concert by Sinfonia Varsovia. The ensemble that has been promoting Polish music around the world since the beginning of its existence will celebrate Poland’s 100th anniversary of regaining its independence in South Korea. On 10 November the Orchestra will play in the city of Ulsan, and on 11 November the musicians will appear in Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul.
The programmes of the concerts bring Polish and Korean culture together in a unique way. Audiences will have an opportunity to hear Mieczysław Karłowicz’s symphonic poem Returning Waves Op. 9 and Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. The concert will then conclude with Sinfonia da Requiem, written by Korean composer Jeajoon Ryu, who studied, among others, in Cracow under Krzysztof Penderecki. In both concerts, Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Grzegorz Nowak will be joined on stage by the National Chorus of Korea and three South Korean soloists: Myung-Joo Lee (soprano), Jae-Eun Paik (alto) and Chae-Il Kim (bass-baritone).