I, CULTURE Orchestra performs the first concert of their European tour on the 24th of August at the "Solidarity of Arts" festival at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk...
Violin quintet rehearsal during the residency in Gdańsk, photo by: Łukasz Unterschuetz
I, CULTURE Orchestra performs the first concert of their European tour on the 24th of August at the "Solidarity of Arts" festival at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk
The programme includes Shostakovich's "V Symphony d-moll, Op.47", Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite, Op. 20" and "Concert Symphony No. 4, Op. 60" by Szymanowski, the piano solo of which is performed by accomplished pianist Peter Jabłoński. The orchestra is conducted by Paweł Kotła.
The orchestra is composed of 107 young musicians from both Poland and partner countries from Eastern Europe, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and the Ukraine. The young persons selected to perform in the orchestra have the opportunity to perform in the most prestigious European concert halls, under the direction of Europe's leading musicians and conductors.
During the three week artist residency in Gdańsk, musicians from the I, CULTURE Orchestra participate in workshops led by accomplished lecturers from leading European orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Opera de Lyon, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera.
During the residency young artists have the chance to meet with the legendary founder of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - one of the stars of the "Solidarity of Arts" festival.
In autumn the orchestra will partake in a European tour in venues such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Bozar), the Royal Festival Hall in London and Madrid's Teatro Real.
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 is 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.
The project is cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute