In the Poznan Philharmonic spring will appear… on the 12th of March. That day at 7 pm, in AMU Concert Hall, the opening concert of the 50th Poznan Music Spring Festival starts.
Once again the Poznan Philharmonic engages in the organization of the symphonic concert within the International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznan Music Spring, referring to the beginning of the Festival dating back to the 1960s, as well as the long-standing tradition of taking part in this event which attracts many auditors and contemporary music lovers.
Year 2021 sees the 50th edition of the Poznan Music Spring. The jubilee, especially the golden one, obliges – that’s why the concert on the 12th of March opening the 50th edition of the Festival will have a really festive spirit (due to the pandemic other Festival concerts are scheduled for autumn). We will listen to four excellent performers in the solo parts of four works: Marzena Michałowska (soprano), Jakub Kaszuba (oboe), Wojciech Jeliński (trombone) and Damian Kurek (trumpet). The three last soloists are the artists of the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.
The first work performed during the concert will be a piece written by the founder of the Festival and the patron of the Poznan Philharmonic, Tadeusz Szeligowski: Green Songs, in an orchestration by Maciej Żółtowski prepared specifically for that concert, with participation of the orchestra. One can call it a premiere of the work in a new version.
The subsequent points of the evening will be filled by concertos for wind instruments. Four Dialogues for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra by Tadeusz Baird is a 20th century Polish classic work in the oboe music literature. The piece by Zbigniew Kozub, Concerto for Trombone and Small Orchestra, was composed especially for the evening opening the jubilee Poznan Music Spring and specifically for Wojciech Jeliński. The climax of the concert is the first Poznan performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra from 2015, one of the late works of the great composer, the 1st death anniversary of whom we will soon commemorate. Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Łukasz Borowicz.
Friday, 12th of March 2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall
OPENING CONCERT OF THE 50th POZNAN MUSIC SPRING
Marzena MICHAŁOWSKA – soprano
Jakub KASZUBA – oboe
Wojciech JELIŃSKI – trombone
Damian KUREK – trumpet
Łukasz BOROWICZ – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
Małgorzata Pawłowska – introduction
- Tadeusz Szeligowski, Green Songs (orchestration by Maciej Żółtowski) (1930)
Lilies – ballad (Lento)
Oaks – elegy (Largo)
In the Alder Grove – idyll (Allegretto)
Hops – wedding song (Vivo)
- Tadeusz Baird, Four Dialogues for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra (1964)
Andante non troppo
- Zbigniew Kozub, Concerto for Trombone and Small Orchestra (2021) – premiere
Allegretto misterioso – Andante secco – Allegretto – Andantino con melanconia
- Krzysztof Penderecki, Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra (2015)
Vivo ma non troppo
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