photo Robeta Borges
The Guri Youth Choir conducted by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny will perform in São Paulo on 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Their repertoire will include pieces by renowned Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski.
The event is part of an educational project launched in May 2017 by Santa Marcelina Cultura in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl. The project revolves around special music workshops for Brazilian musicians from the State Orchestra of São Paulo and the Guri Youth Choir conducted by Polish professionals.
From 16th July to 1st August, Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny, choirmaster and artistic director of the National Forum of Music Choir in Wrocław, will work with the young Brazilian musicians during special workshops. She will work on vocal training with the Guri Youth Choir and prepare them for concerts during which they will perform a Polish repertoire.
The first concert will take place on 22nd July 2017 at Paróquia Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora and the second on 23rd July 2017 at Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
The first part of the project took place at the beginning of May 2017 and was a cooperation between students of the Tom Jobim Music School (Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo Tom Jobim) and Polish maestro Michał Klauza and violinist Agata Szymczewska. The Polish worked with Brazilian youth on symphonic music, violin playing techniques, choral studies and vocal training. The outcome of the cooperation between the Polish teachers and their Brazilian pupils were two performances on 6th May in Indaiatuba and the 7th May in São Paulo.
Source: organiser's materials, compiled by MK, Jun 2017, translated by NR
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