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26 February 2021 CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

Spanish energy and a steady Austrian town have been merged in a concert held in two editions scheduled for the 4th and the 5th of March at 7 pm in the AMU Concert Hall. The event features Krzysztof Meisinger (guitar), Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Marek Pijarowski.

‘I also remember (…) one morning, a couple of months later’, recalled Joaquín Rodrigo, ‘when, standing in my little studio at Rue Saint Jacques in the heart of the Latin Quarter, (…) I heard a voice inside me singing the whole Adagio theme at one go, without hesitation. Immediately afterwards, at a stretch, the theme of the third movement. I quickly understood that a work has been created. Our intuition never misleads us in these cases…’

Concierto de Aranjuez… The magic of place charmed into music… As Aranjuez is a special location, called the oasis of Castile or the Spanish Versaille for a reason. In this small town situated almost 50 kilometres from Madrid, the Spanish rulers of the Bourbon dynasty in the 18th century built a magnificent residence: Palacio Real de Aranjuez. The royal palace is surrounded by gardens covering 300 hectares.

The walk through the lanes, surprising every now and then with an abundance of the vegetation, fountains, sculptures, brooks and ponds is a real feast for the senses. The composer sensed in it the scent of magnolias, bird songs and the spouting of fountains. He was blind from the age of three and within the sounds of the concert he depicted the sensuality of the gardens he had been strolling through with his wife Victoria.

The concert was written in 1939 in Paris. Shortly after it was completed the Spanish civil war had ended and Rodrigo and his wife returned to Spain in September 1939 – in their luggage they carried the manuscript of the Concierto written in Braille format. The premiere was held on the 9th of November 1940 in the Palacio de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. The soloist was the guitarist Regino Sáinz de la Maza.

Concierto de Aranjuez brought Rodrigo international recognition and his name has grown together with Aranjuez for ever. Not only the composer has his monument here, but also… the work itself. In 1991 Juan Carlos, the king of Spain, has ennobled Joaquín Rodrigo Marqués de los jardines de Aranjuez (the marquis of the Aranjuez gardens).

Symphony No. 36 in C Major, KV 425, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a unique composer record. The piece was written in only four days! When Mozart was travelling from Salzburg to Vienna he stopped in Linz at the house of count Johann Joseph Anton von Thun-Hohenstein. It was the 30th of October 1783. Count Thun scheduled Mozart’s composer concert for the 4th of November, however he didn’t have any of his symphonies with him. So Mozart decided to… write a new symphony, so the concert can take place. He finished it a day before the event. The name of the work – Linz Symphony – derives from its place of origin.

Thursday, 4th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 5th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall

CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

PERFORMERS:
Krzysztof MEISINGER – guitar
Marek PIJAROWSKI – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

• Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Allegro con spirito

Adagio
Allegro gentile

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C Major, KV 425, Linz
Adagio – Allegro spiritoso
Andante
Menuetto
Finale

Season tickets:

SG (4.03)
DL | MW (5.03)

Tickets: prize: A

25 February 2021 WE ARE EXPECTING YOU IN THE CONCERT HALL

We are pleased to announce that the next concerts (on the 4th, the 5th and the 12th of March) will be held in the AMU Concert Hall with audience participation.

According to the decision of the Governmental Crisis Management Team, during the event only half of the auditorium can be filled. While staying in the building of the AMU Concert Hall keeping the sanitary measures is mandatory, including wearing a mask covering both your nose and mouth (in accordance with the recent guidelines it is not allowed to wear visors).

The concerts with the audience participation are held until the 12th of March (check below for the schedule). The conditional opening of philharmonies, theatres and cinemas to the audience for two weeks has been extended by another two weeks. The decision to either prolong it or once again close the institutions will be made by the Governmental Crisis Management Team.

We would like to remind you that the listeners are obliged to follow the rules of procedure of the Poznan Philharmonic Concert Hall during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to sign a statement about the current state of health and hand it to the employees of the Poznan Philharmonic when entering the AMU Concert Hall.

Rules of the audience organization in AMU Concert Hall – the Auditorium of the Poznan Philharmonic

Statement of the attendee of the concerts organized by Poznan Philharmonic

Until the 12th of March the ticket office of the Poznan Philharmonic is opened from Tuesday to Friday between 1 pm and 5 pm, as well as an hour before each concert.

POZNAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS 4-12.03.2021:

Thursday, 4th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall, Wieniawskiego Street 1
Friday, 5th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall, Wieniawskiego Street 1

CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

PERFORMERS:

Krzysztof MEISINGER – guitar
Marek PIJAROWSKI – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C Major, KV 425, “Linz”

Season tickets:

SG (4.03)
DL | MW (5.03)

Tickets: prize: A

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Friday, 12th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall

OPENING CONCERT OF THE 50th POZNAN MUSIC SPRING

PERFORMERS:

Marzena MICHAŁOWSKA – soprano
Jakub KASZUBA – oboe
Wojciech JELIŃSKI – trombone
Damian KUREK – trumpet
Łukasz BOROWICZ – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
Małgorzata Pawłowska – introduction

PROGRAM:

  • Tadeusz Szeligowski, Green Songs (orchestration by Maciej Żółtowski)
  • Tadeusz Baird, Four Dialogues for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra
  • Zbigniew Kozub, Concerto for Trombone and Small Orchestra – premiere
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra (2015)

Season tickets:
DL | MW

Tickets: prize: A

16 February 2021 BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY. SCHERZISSIMO

The works of the Master from Bonn will fill both editions of the 487. Poznan Concert, this time held as part of the cycle “Beethoven Our Contemporary” – on the 25th and the 26th of February (7 pm, AMU Concert Hall). The Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by an excellent Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen.

Ludwig van Beethoven happily accepted the commission to write the score to the play “Egmont” by Wolfgang von Goethe. He admired the poet’s talent, as well as the libertarian slogans embedded in the text. The work was composed in 1810 and is comprised of several movements, though it is rarely performed as a whole. The overture, functioning as a separate piece, has been enjoying an unfailing popularity and very often appears in concert programmes.

Ludwig van Beethoven undoubtedly began working on the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, completed in autumn 1802, much earlier, as he used to rewrite, correct and hone his works. The premiere performance took place in Vienna, in the Theater an der Wien, on the 5th of April 1803 under the direction of the composer himself.

The music of the Symhony No. 2 is bright and cheerful, although it came into being in Beethoven’s hard times. He completed it during his stay in Heiligenstadt when it turned out that the progressive hearing problems can be incurable… When we rave about it now it may be difficult to understand the modern-day composers who considered it to be too lengthy, artificial and perceived as an exaggerated pursuit of novelty and eccentricity.

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 26.02.2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall

487. POZNAN CONCERT
BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY
SCHERZISSIMO

PERFORMERS:
Eivind GULLBERG JENSEN – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Overture, Op. 84
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
    Allegro con brio
    Larghetto
    Allegro
    Allegro molto

Season tickets:
KP 1 (25.02)
KP 2 (26.02)

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Honorary Patronage:

Project co-funded by Polish-German Cooperation Fund

15 February 2021 VIOLIN AND… THE HEN

During both editions of the concert entitled “Violin and… the Hen” in the AMU Concert Hall (held on the 18th and the 19th of February) we are going to listen to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and Joseph Haydn. The concert soloist will be the violinist Guy Braunstein, the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker (2000-2013), and the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Ariel Zuckermann.

‘I wrote the first movement of the Violin Concerto No. 2 in Paris, the second – in Voronezh. I completed the orchestration in Baku, and the first performance took place in Madrid’ – that’s what Sergei Prokofiev wrote about the origin of his Violin Concerto No. 2. The work was composed in 1953 for a French virtuoso Robert Soëtens (with whom the author often performed) and the same year, on the 1st of December, the premiere was held. With Robert Soëtens, naturally, as the soloist – he was an active promoter of the piece for many years and presented it as the first violinist in numerous countries. 37 years after the Madrid premiere he performed it for the first time in South Africa. The violinist was 75 years old at that time, however he still had… twenty years of an artistic career before him, as he passed three months before his 100th birthday.

Symphony No. 83 in G minor ‘The Hen’ is the second of the cycle of six Paris Symphonies (No. 82-87) by Joseph Haydn, which were commissioned by the Paris Music Society, Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. The piece, like many other works by Haydn, received its nickname thanks to the listeners’ imagination. This time the French discovered in the music the sound imitating… a cackling hen. Hence the popular name of the Symphony. It is worth checking whether the French were right…

Thursday, 18.02.2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 19.02.2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall

VIOLIN AND… THE HEN

PERFORMERS:

Guy BRAUNSTEIN – violin
Ariel ZUCKERMANN – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
    Allegro moderato
    Andante assai
    Allegro, ben marcato
  • Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 83 in G minor ‘The Hen’
    Allegro spiritoso
    Andante
    Menuet: Allegretto
    Finale: Vivace

Season tickets:

SG (18.02)
DL | MW (19.02)

Tickets: prize A

09 February 2021 BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY. CORIOLAN AND SLENDER GREEK MAIDEN

For the next concert held on the 12th of February at 7 p.m. we invite you to the AMU Concert Hall. The evening will be filled with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Marek Pijarowski.

The opening work, Coriolan Overture, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most often performed overtures. The piece, written and premiered in 1807, is a musical illustration of a play by an Austrian playwright Heinrich von Collin which tells a tragic story of Coriolan, a banished Roman patrician.

In the second part of the concert Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60, will be performed. It was completed in 1806 and premiered a year later in Vienna (along with the Overture… Coriolan). Due to its happier and more carefree character than the preceding Symphony No. 3 and the following Symphony No. 5, Robert Schumann called it a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants.

PERFORMERS:

Marek PIJAROWSKI – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Season tickets: DL | MW
Prize: A

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Honorary Patronage:

 

Project co-funded by Polish-German Cooperation Fund

 

08 February 2021 WE ARE EXPECTING YOU IN THE CONCERT HALL

We are pleased to announce that the next concert, on the 12th of February at 7 p.m., will be held in the AMU Concert Hall with audience participation. The program includes the works by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Marek Pijarowski.

According to the decision of the Governmental Crisis Management Team, during the event only half of the auditorium can be filled. While staying in the building of the AMU Concert Hall keeping the sanitary measures is mandatory, including wearing a mask covering both your nose and mouth.

The concerts with the audience participation are held until the 26th of February (check below for the schedule). The opening of philharmonies, theatres and cinemas to the audience is conditional and lasts, so far, two weeks. The decision to either prolong it or once again close the institutions will be made by the Governmental Crisis Management Team.

We would like to remind you that the listeners are obliged to follow the rules of procedure of the Poznan Philharmonic Concert Hall during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to sign a statement about the current state of health and hand it to the employees of the Poznan Philharmonic when entering the AMU Concert Hall.

Rules of the audience organization in AMU Concert Hall – the Auditorium of the Poznan Philharmonic

Statement of the attendee of the concerts organized by Poznan Philharmonic

Until the 26th of February the ticket office of the Poznan Philharmonic is opened from Tuesday to Friday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., as well as an hour before each concert.

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POZNAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS 12-26.02.2021:

Friday, 12.02.2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall

BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY
CORIOLAN AND SLENDER GREEK MAIDEN

PERFORMERS:

Marek PIJAROWSKI – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Season tickets: DL | MW
Prize: A

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Thursday, 18.02.2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 19.02. 2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall

VIOLIN AND THE HEN

PERFORMERS:

Guy BRAUNSTEIN – violin
Ariel ZUCKERMANN – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
  • Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 83 in G minor The Hen

Season tickets:

SG  (18.02)
DL | MW (19.02)

Prize: A

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Thursday, 25.02.2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 26.02. 2021, 7 p.m., AMU Concert Hall

487. POZNAN CONCERT
BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY

PERFORMERS:

Eivind GULLBERG JENSEN – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

The program includes the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, by Ludwig van Beethoven

Season tickets:

KP 1 (25.02)
KP 2 (26.02)

01 February 2021 BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY. SECOND, THOUGH… FIRST

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven will be heard during the next Internet Concert on Friday, the 5th of February at 7 p.m. The solo part will be performed by the German pianist Martin Stadtfelt, well-known to the Poznan audience, while the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Łukasz Borowicz.

The preserved first drafts and the subsequent versions of the work indicate that Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 might have been written before his Piano Concerto No. 1. Its premiere performance also occurred earlier – it was held in Vienna on the 29th of March 1795. While the Concerto No. 1 was introduced to the world by Beethoven on the 18th of December 1795, also in Vienna. During both these events the composer himself performed the piano part.

This is what Ryszard Daniel Golianek wrote about the Piano Concerto No. 2 by the Maestro from Bonn in the Poznan Philharmonic concert programme from the 24th of April 2017 (the soloist then was also Martin Stadtfeld):

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, is a typical example of absolute music, in which the crucial composition categories stem from the disposal of sound material and creation of relations between the solo piano part and the orchestra. The long period of writing the piece (1788-1795, and after that a series of revisions till year 1801) results from the fact that it was actually the first time the composer dealt with this classical genre brought to perfection by his predecessor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in C major, denoted No. 1, was written in the period of 1795-1801).

In accordance with the principles of a classical concerto, Beethoven arranged the work into three movements which contrast in tempo (Allegro con brio – Adagio – Rondo: allegro molto). The formal structure of particular movements (sonata form, variations, rondo) corresponds with the Mozartean model, just as the type of phrasing, figurations and the chromatics – these elements show the apparent influence of the Maestro from Salzburg. At the same time some individual traits of Beethoven’s style emerge, for instance the main theme of rondo which features a somewhat teasing, syncopated rhythm.

For the evening’s dessert – the 3rd movement of Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 by Ludwig van Beethoven, known as Appassionata. It is one of the most important piano sonatas written by the composer and also one of the most famous in the history of music.

PERFORMERS

Martin STADTFELD – piano
Łukasz BOROWICZ – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
    Allegro con brio
    Adagio
    Rondo: Allegro molto
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata – third movement Allegro ma non troppo

 

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Project co-funded by Polish-German Cooperation Fund

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01 February 2021 INTERNET CONCERTS

Due to the government’s decision to maintain the epidemiological constraints which aims at limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the closure of cultural institutions for the audience till at least the 14th of February, we would like to inform that the Poznan Philharmonic concerts will until then be broadcast online.

We invite you to the Internet Concerts every Friday at 7 p.m.

You can find more concert details on our website and Facebook profile.

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25 January 2021 DOUBLE BASS AND… BEAR

Starring – double bass. This is how one can briefly summarize what music lovers can expect during the next Internet Concert entitled “Double Bass and… Bear”. The concert is held as usual on Friday, on the 29th of January 2021 at 7 p.m.

The double bass originated in the early days of the 16th century, although the first known references didn’t appear until the writings of Michael Preatorius, German composer, kapellmeister and organist living at the turn of the 17th century. He writes about viola da gamba sub-base – a monstrous instrument which is almost 2,5 metres high. Domenico Dragonetti is considered to be the first double bass virtuoso, thanks to whom the instrument has found itself in an orchestra ensemble. Dragonetti’s Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra is included in the program of the concert starring the largest string instrument. The piece will be performed by Piotr Czerwiński, the soloist of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra led by Marek Pijarowski.

In the second part of the evening you will listen to Symphony No. 82 in C major “The Bear” by Joseph Haydn. This work, as many other pieces written by the composer, received its name thanks to the imagination of the audience. The French associated the parts of bass instruments in the last movement with the bear growls. The work, written in 1786, is the first in the cycle of six Paris Symphonies (No. 82-87) by Joseph Haydn, which were commissioned by the Paris Music Society, Le Concert de la Loge Olympique.

PERFORMERS

Piotr CZERWIŃSKI – double bass
Marek PIJAROWSKI – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM

  • Domenico Dragonetti, Concerto in A major for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Allegro moderato
    Andante
    Allegro giusto
  • Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 82 in C major “The Bear” Hob. I:82
    Vivace assai
    Allegretto
    Menuet
    Finale: Vivace

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21 January 2021 WE PLAY FOR YOU – BUY AN ALBUM

At the time of the pandemic, when the cultural institutions, including philharmonics, are closed for the audience, we search music not only on the Internet. More and more often we reach for albums, go back to well-known recordings, and also look for new ones, especially if they are world phonographic premieres. Just like the two recent albums recorded by the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.

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If you are interested in the purchase of other albums of the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact us by e-mail: tjarosik@filharmoniapoznanska.pl

You can buy the albums in the Poznan Philharmonic by sending us the contract notice via e-mail to the following address: tjarosik@filharmoniapoznanska.pl and making a transfer to the account of the Philharmonic: 90 1090 1359 0000 0000 3501 8949.

The albums will be sent by the Polish Post Office immediately after the inflow of the funds on the account of the Philharmonic.

The shipping costs:

  • up to 2 albums – 7 PLN
  • from 3 to 5 albums – 16 PLN
  • more than 5 albums – please contact the office of the Philharmonic. Phone number: 61 852 47 08

You can also collect the albums personally (after making the transfer for the ordered CDs, without the shipping costs) in the seat of the Philharmonic (Poznan, Święty Marcin Street 81, from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or in the ticket office of Poznan Philharmonic (Poznan, AMU Concert Hall, Wieniawskiego Street 1, on Thursdays and Fridays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.).