Agata Zubel, photo: Jakub Pajewski
The Polish singer and composer Agata Zubel will perform at the New Music Festival on 13th July and 15th July 2017, alongside the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform an orchestral interpretation of Zubel's song In the Shade of an Unshed Tear and the Polish singer will give a solo performance.
Agata Zubel’s compositions, often inspired by Polish poetry, have gained recognition both in Poland and around the globe. The award-winning artist has performed at prestigious European and world venues in Italy, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Denmark, Ukraine, Lithuania, Korea and the United States. The New York Times writes:
[Zubel is] one of Europe’s most accomplished and internationally successful contemporary classical composers and vocalists.
In Baltimore, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the audience will have the opportunity to listen to three of Zubel’s original compositions: on 13th July she will perform her 2012 piece Labyrinth, a piece for voice and four instruments, written to the Nobel Prize-winning poet Wisława Szymborska’s words, with the BSO; and on 15th July, Zubel will perform Chapter 13, a piece written in 2015 for a soprano and instrumental ensemble to words by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with the BSO. The orchestra will also play its interpretation of Zubel’s In the Shade of an Unshed Tear.
On 13th July, another special event will be taking place: Agata Zubel will perform a solo performance in the lobby of the Boston Symphony Orchestra building.
Find out more: www.bsomusic.org
Source: press materials, compiled by MKD, translated by NR, June 2017
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