The Aukso Summer Philharmonic
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The Aukso Summer Philharmonic is a unique cultural and educational project aiming to bring art and art education to the audience of north-eastern Poland.
The Aukso Summer Philharmonic is a unique cultural and educational project aiming to bring art and art education to the audience of north-eastern Poland. The project uses one of the youngest and best chamber orchestras in Poland, the Orkiestra Kameralna Miasta Tychy AUKSO under Marek Mos. Made up of permanent members and continuing to work on classical pieces as well as playing with Poland's top jazzmen, it is a unique ensemble that has been building its elitist image of an avant-garde orchestra doing things its own way and looking for areas where classical music and jazz of the highest standards come together. The results are presented at the Aukso Philharmonic.
The Philharmonic has had five editions since 2000. The invitation by Marek Mos, the conductor and artistic director of the Orchestra, and by the event's director, Justyna Reksc-Raubo has so far been accepted by the violinists Kaja Danczowska, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Michal Urbaniak; singers Olga Pasiecznik and Jadwiga Rappé; cellists Andrzej Bauer and Bartosz Koziak, guitarists Waldemar Gromolak and Grzegorz Krawiec, pianists Janusz Olejniczak and Leszek Mozdzer and the trumpet virtuoso Tomasz Stanko. As the concerts summarizing the joint projects of the musicians are enthusiastically received by their large audiences, the Philharmonic has extended its geographic reach from the central locations of Wigry and Suwalki to Augustow, Sejny, Gawrych Ruda and Vilno since 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively.
The concerts are accompanied by workshops, meetings and educational activities targeted at teenagers from the area of Suwalki and Podlasie. These young musicians, selected by the AUKSO Music Foundation from music schools and local artistic community, attend workshops with the invited artists and perform together at a promotional Philharmonic concert – an item on the event's agenda.
Polish Music Information Center
Polish Composers' Union
updated by: Anna Iwanicka-Nijakowska