Due to the pandemic, this year’s Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, scheduled for April, is held in autumn. However, even in this season it’s hard to imagine it without a cycle dedicated to forgotten opera works, the spiritus movens of which is our Chief Guest Conductor, Łukasz Borowicz. It is also difficult to visualize that cycle without Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. We are glad that during this year’s edition of the Festival another great work – Faniska by Luigi Cherubini – will be presented in the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. It will be its first performance in… 160 years! Prominent singer soloists, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and Poznan Chamber Choir prepared by Bartosz Michałowski will perform under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz.
As Maestro Łukasz Borowicz notices, Ludwig van Beethoven, the patron of the Festival, highly valued Cherubini. He even attended the Viennese premiere of Faniska. What’s more, it is the same opera that inspired Beethoven to write Fidelio.
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra along with the soloists and Poznan Chamber Choir have just completed the first ever recording of Faniska, which will be available later this year.
You can watch the online broadcast of the concert on the channel of Polish Radio or listen to it on Polish Radio Two.
Tuesday, 20th of October, 7:30 p.m. We highly recommend it!
The performers dedicate today’s concert at the 24th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in the Warsaw Philharmonic to the memory of Wojciech Pszoniak.