I, Culture Orchestra performs at the Krakow Philharmonic as part of its ongoing European tour. The concert features violinist Agata Szymczewska...
After its succesful debut in Gdańsk, where the musicians were applauded with a standing ovation, I, CULTURE Orchestra performs in Kraków. Paweł Kotla, Artistic Director of ICO conducts the evening's performance, featuring soloist Agata Szymczewska.
The concert is ICO's second, and after Kraków, on the 4th of September the young musicians arrive in Sweden. Poland and Sweden participate in the building of Eastern Partnership and the evening marks an official closing of prestigious Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm.
The orchestra will then go on to tour a number of European capitals as well as other parts of Poland such as Lublin (on the 22nd of October) and Warsaw (on the 11th of November). Each performance featues different guest conductors (including Sir Neville Mariner and Paweł Kotla), soloists (Arabella Steinbacher, Agata Szymczewska and Peter Jabloński) and repertoires.
The Kraków concert's programme is as follows:
S. Prokofiev - Scythian Suite, Op.20
K. Szymanowski - Violin concerto no. 1, Op. 35
D. Shostakovich - Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
The violin soloist Agata Szymczewska is a winner of the 2006 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań and London Music Masters Award recipient (for the first time the award was given by a committee composed of members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wigmore Hall and the Royal College of Music). Since her debut in 2009 at Wigmore Hall, Szymczewska has gone on to perform at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and released a CD with violin concertos of Bruch and Mendelssohn and Wieniawski's Legend.
I, CULTURE Orchestra is a project led by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and forms part of the Cultural Programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council 2011.
The I, CULTURE Orchestra Inaugural Concert was held on the 24th of August 2011 at 19:00 at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk.
For more information about the I, CULTURE Orchestra, see: orchestra.iam.pl.
Date: 27th of August, 2011
Venue: Kraków Philharmonic
Organised by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute