Master classes, lectures, concerts and the world premiere of a new piece of music. The 2nd Polish Music Festival in Campinas will be full of exciting events. During their South American tour, the Cracow Duo will take part in the festival and play at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade de São Paulo and the Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco in Buenos Aires.
The second edition of the Polish Music Festival in Campinas will take place on 3rd-6th April 2017 at the Art Institute of the State University of Campinas, one of the most prominent Latin American universities, known as Unicamp. The programme includes performances of pieces by Aleksander Tansman, Fryderyk Chopin, Ludomir Różycki, Zygmunt Stojowski, Paweł Mykietyn and Krzysztof Penderecki.
The three-day festival will be inaugurated with the Chamber Music! recital performed by the Cracow Duo. The musicians will also give lectures and lead master classes for students of piano and the cello at the University of Campinas.
The festival will close with a concert at the Teatro Castro Mendes by the Cracow Duo along with the Orquestra Sinfônica da Unicamp, conducted by Rafał Jacek Delekta. The performance will include pieces which combine the musical cultures of both continents.
During the Polish Music Festival, the audience will have the opportunity to listen to pieces by, among others, Maksymilian Einert, Fryderyk Chopin and Antoni Stolpe. Tomasz J. Opałka’s Bridging Urban America: Suite for Cello, Piano & Orchestra, which was dedicated to the Cracow Duo, will be played for the very first time.
The duo will also perform at the Escola de Música of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (29th March 2016) , at the Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco in Buenos Aires, at a concert co-organised by the Polish Embassy (31st March) and at Universidade de São Paulo (7th April).
The Cracow Duo concerts are organised in cooperation with Culture.pl, as part of its presentation of Polish culture in Brazil.
Source: own materials; compiled by AJS, 28 Mar 2017; translated by NR, 29.03.2017
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