Can you remember 235 orchestras you have conducted? Only Maestro Antoni Wit can answer this question. You can pose it during an unusual meeting which on the 13th of November will precede the 491. Poznan Concert dedicated to the memory of Stanisław Wisłocki on his 100th birthday anniversary. The meeting will start at 5 pm in the Lubranski Hall, while the concert featuring the pianist Krzysztof Książek and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra – at 6 pm in AMU Concert Hall.

Maestro Antoni Wit will be the guest of the meeting led by Marlena Gnatowicz, while the reason for the discussion is a book entitled ‘Conducting. A Matter of Life and Death’ which is an extensive interview ran by Agnieszka Malatyńska-Stankiewicz, a music journalist from Cracow, with the world famous Polish conductor. The book was published by Czytelnik publishing house.

In sixteen chronologically and thematically composed chapters Antoni Wit talks about his life, family, interests and, above all, rich artistic output. Daniel Passent wrote that ‘the artist tells about his life and work in a similar way to conducting a magnificent orchestra’. Therefore the book (and the meeting) seems very promising, especially as the conductor himself underlines in the introduction that when he made a decision about the origin of the book he also made an assumption that ‘it must be true and frank, even if it contained facts or affairs he was not proud of’.

We invite you for the meeting with Maestro Antoni Wit on the 13th of November in AMU Lubranski Hall at 5 pm.

The admission cards for the meeting with Maestro Antoni Wit can be collected in the ticket office of the Poznan Philharmonic (AMU Concert Hall, Wieniawskiego Street 1) from Saturday, 6th of November (in the ticket office opening hours).