The concept for the LUTOSLAWSKI FORUM was formulated within months of the death of composer Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994). The first edition of the event was held in 1995, with the program of the first forum consisting of a wide array of music, including works that the composer and conductor saw as especially important to the development of 20th century music.

This year's tenth anniversary edition of the LUTOSLAWSKI FORUM will open with a symphonic concert (March 19th and 20th, 2004) performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic under the baton of Mariusz Smolij with soloists Nikolai Demidenko on piano and Krzysztof Bednarczyk on trumpet. The program for the inaugural concert will feature Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto in C minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev's 1st Piano Concerto in D-flat major op. 10, Christopher Rouse's RAPTURE, and Witold Lutoslawski's 4th Symphony, which the composer completed in 1992 and which is considered to be one of the most exceptional works ever created by the forum's patron. Other forum events will include a concert of oratorical music featuring the Schola Cantorum Gedanensis under artistic director Jan Lukaszewicz. Scheduled for March 22nd, 2004, the program this concert will include Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki's VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS op. 61, Frank Martin's MESSE, Petr Eben's PSALMI PEREGRINI, Arnold Schönberg's FRIEDE AUF ERDEN op. 13, Arvo Pärt's MAGNIFICAT, Augustyn Bloch's ANENAIKI, Pawel Szymanski's IN PARADISUM, Niccolo Castiglioni's HYMNE, and Sven-David Sandström's A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH. The Chamber Ensemble of the National Philharmonic will also take part in the LUTOSLAWSKI FORUM, appearing in concert under the baton of Lukasz Borowicz and with soloist Urszula Kryger (mezzo soprano). The program for the concert of chamber music will feature Bohuslav Martinu's LA REVUE DE CUISINE, Maurice Ravel's THREE POEMS to verse by Mallarmé, Witold Lutoslawski's PRZEZROCZA / TRANSPARENCIES, PRELUDIA TANECZNE / DANCE PRELUDES, Tadeusz Wielecki's BALLADA DZIADOWSKA / BEGGAR BALLAD, Mauricio Kagel's SÜDOSTEN, and Luciano Berio's FOLK SONGS for voice and seven instruments. The 10th LUTOSLAWSKI FORUM will conclude with a pair of symphonic concerts (March 26th and 27th, 2004) by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic under Jerzy Maksymiuk and Lukasz Borowicz. The concerts will feature soloists Jerzy Knetig (tenor) and Robert Gierlach (baritone) in performances of Igor Stravinsky's SCHERZO Á LA RUSSE and SYMPHONY IN THREE PARTS, Béla Bartok's CANTATA PROFANA, and Witold Lutoslawski's TRZY POEMATY / THREE POEMS, set to a text by Henri Michaux.

The Warsaw Philharmonic
Filharmonia Narodowa
Director: Antoni Wit
ul. Jasna 5, 00-950 Warszawa
tel. (+48 22) 551 71 11
fax (+48 22) 551 72 00
www.filharmonia.pl


Rate:
(37 votes)
"Clapp" armchair, project: Piotr Kuchciński, producer: NotiMust, Have 2014, photo: Łódź Design Festival 2014

In the last couple of years Poland's fame has gone beyond its beautiful women and hearty meals served with a shot of vodka. Slowly but surely, Poland is...

A shot from the film Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski, phot. Opus Film

Ida has won the 2014 LUX Prize, granted by the European Parliament to films which encourage discussion on values important to the European Union.

450 pianists from 45 countries have signed up to participate in the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. This record interest is much higher...

The Arc2 Design Factory studio has won the competition to design the architectural concept for Gdańsk’s new planetarium, which will be constructed before the...

This War of Mine, press materials

The new Polish computer game This War of Mine has spread among players in almost 100 countries around the world, and has been among the best rated games for...

  •  
  • 1 of 463

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Dominga Sotomayor were awarded as the best international directors of the 11th Femina Women's Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro.

Music and theatre from Poland are presented at Edinburgh's two major record-beating festivals. Scotland hosts showings of Song of the Goat Theatre's Return to...

"Ida" Pawła Pawlikowskiego walczy o People's Choice Award, jedyną z Europejskich Nagród Filmowych przyznawaną przez publiczność. Głosowanie potrwa do 31...

Museum Palace in Wilanów

Andrzej Busza, "Conrad's European Axis: Between Flaubert and Dostoevsky" - a paper presented at the third International Joseph Conrad Conference held in Kamień...

  •  
  • 1 of 248

The culinary tastes of the generations born in the PPR (the Polish People’s Republic) were shaped mostly by canteen food and home cooking, which was based on...

Throughout centuries, Poland has been populated by very diverse ethnicities and linguistic groups, all of which have left a mark. Here's a look at some of the...

Andrzej Wajda during a rehearsal of "The Possessed" according to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1971, Teatr Stary in Krakow, photo: Wojciech Plewiński / Forum

Forty years since it irreversibly altered the Polish theatre scene, Wajda's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Possesed" resurfaces on the small screen. "The...

Culture.pl presents a guide of a phantom city - a Warsaw that no longer exists.

Plac Zbawiciela / Saviour Square, photo: Grzegorz Czaplicki

Forget the Old Town and the National Museum. Here are directions to the hotspots of counter-culture where you will encounter the laid-back yet edgy lifestyle...

  •  
  • 1 of 463