Eight films are presented as part of the New Polish Cinema series in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, showcasing the most acclaimed films of 2009-2010. Featured directors include Andrzej Wajda, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Ryszard Brylski, Paweł Sala, Jan Jakub Kolski and Borys Lankosz. Janusz Majewski's "Little Baccalaureate 1947" enjoys its world premiere at the festival... Read more »about: Polish Cinema Series in St. Petersburg
Musicians from all over Europe grace the Bydgoszcz stage in celebration of both classical and contemporary ballet repertoire at the Opera Festival in Bydgoszcz. Highlights include Handel's "Orlando" performed by the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, "Ekman's Triptych" performed by Sweden's "Cullberg" ballet, Gdynia Music Theatre's "Spamalot" and Puccini's "La Bohème," performed by artists from the Opera Nova theatre group... Read more »about: European Opera on Stage in Bydgoszcz
Audiences are accustomed to seeing Adam Mickiewicz’s "Pan Tadeusz" as the national epic poem praising the beauty of the homeland in a thirteen-syllable verse - a costume drama, of course. Jarosław Tumidajski takes a different approach, looking beyond the polish to the very core, examining a nation of ceaseless conflict and crisis. The play peels back the surface of Polish patriotism and national identity, encouraging participation in a critical discussion on Polish independence and Polish pugilism... Read more »about: Tumidajski's Pan Tadeusz and the Pugnacious Polish Nation
Anderszewski and Zimmermann Perform Szymanowski, Schumann and Beethoven
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Piotr Anderszewski, Photo courtesy of EastNews
Acclaimed Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski returns to the Barbican with Frank Peter Zimmermann, a German violinist whose excellence in the cornerstones of the repertoire is paired with an inquisitive appetite for musical exploration
The duo performs Beethoven's aptly titled Spring Sonata, which is among the most delightful, joyful and engagingly melodic of all the pieces the composer wrote for both piano and violin. Playful and humorous, when performed by two communicative musicians, such as these, it is not hard to see why it is also one of the most popular.
The repertoire follows up with Karol Szymanowski'sMyths, bringing the audience into an entirely different realm with its beguiling and mysterious impressionistic soundscape. The concert rounds off with Schumann's Second Sonata in D Minor.
Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski is recognised for the intensity and originality of his performance, winning several awards, including the Gilmore Award in 2002. He has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw. He has collaborated with a number of world-class ensembles, including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic. His play/direct partnership with the Scottish Chamer Orchestra has been particularly fruitful, and as well as touring extensively with the orchestra he has recorded a disc featuring Mozart's G major and D minor piano concertos. He has also made recordings with the Sinfonia Varsovia and, most recently, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Piotr Anderszewski's engagements in 2010-11 include recitals at the Zürich Tonhalle, London's Barbican Centre, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Anderszewski will also tour North America with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, playing and directing Mozart concertos from the keyboard. In spring 2011 he embarks on a European tour with German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and is also the featured artist in four concerts at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. His orchestral engagements include concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the Philharmonia and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Piotr Anderszewski and Peter Zimmermann perform at the Barbican Hall on April 14 at 19:30.
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Andrzej Wajda, the legendary Polish director passed away a year ago on 9th October 2016. Below we present one of his last interviews, where he discussed the release of his long-awaited film about the artist Władysław Strzemiński, his thoughts on why the audience is so important in filmmaking, and how decades in cinema didn’t quench his thirst for freedom. Read more »about: I Don’t Make Films for Myself: An Interview with Andrzej Wajda
The restaurant scene in Łódź has become more and more varied, and eating out is possible even on the most limited budget. Whether you're a tourist or from Poland itself, there are plenty of options for all tastes – trendy spots such as Off Piotrkowska with its many pubs, clubs and bistros are a haven for hipsters, whilst Manufaktura shopping centre attracts families. Read more »about: Eating Out in Łódź on a Budget