Warsaw Philharmonic Plays Concert in Beijing
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Warsaw Philharmonic's concert at Beijing's NCPA marked the closing of the Polish EU Presidency's Cultural Programme and the President Komorowski's official visit to China...
In the most prestigious of the Chinese concert halls - Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) - the Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra played a concert entitled "Poland - A Secret Sound Garden" with pieces by Li Huanzhi, Henryk Wieniawski, Zygmunt Noskowski and Wojciech Kilar.
The concert acted as the finale for the 2011 Polish EU Presidency's Cultural Programme in Beijing. It was also the most important cultural event taking place during Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's official state visit to China.
The Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Antoni Wit performed the programme consisting of four pieces: Spring Festival Overture by the Chinese composer Li Huanzhi, Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto in D-minor No. 2, Op. 22, Zygmunt Noskowski's Steppe Op. 66 and Wojciech Kilar's symphonic poem Krzesany. The evening's soloist was one of China's most renowned young violinists, Wang Zhi-jong, who joined the orchestra on the Wieniawski's piece. At the end of the concert, the audience was treated to a special performance of Fryderyk Chopin's etude Farewell Op. 10, No. 3 by the famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Despite the fact that concert was a closed performance, the NCPA's hall holding over 2000 people was completely filled with invited guests: representatives of the Chinese government and state institutions, businessmen, cultural luminaries and friends of Poland. The concert was crowned with standing ovations, which gave way to encore performances from the orchestra and soloists.
The concert was organized by the Polish Embassy in China, together with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Kajimoto Agency.
Date: 19th of December, 2011, 7:30 pm
Venue: Concert Hall of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), 2 West Chang'an Ave, Xicheng, Beijing
Organizers: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, National Center for the Performing Arts, Kajimoto Concert Management