On 7th May 2017, contemporary Polish classical music will fill the Sala São Paulo – one of the most prestigious concert halls in South America. A day earlier, 6th May, the same repertoire will be performed at the Sala Acrísio de Camargo in Indaiatuba.
The concerts are part of an educational project organised by Santa Marcelina Cultura – an organisation which works to educate young musicians in São Paulo , in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, operating under its flagship brand Culture.pl. During musical workshops led by Polish professionals, Brazilian musicians from the São Paulo State Youth Orchestra and the Guri Youth Choir will work on a special Polish repertoire. The experts will work with Brazilian youth on symphonic music, violin playing techniques, choral studies and vocal training. The first part of the project will take place at the beginning of May 2017, will be 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. In July, the choirmaster Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny will conduct workshops and concerts with the Guri Youth Choir.
The outcome of the cooperation between the Polish teachers and their Brazilian pupils will be two performances on 6th May in Indaiatuba and the 7th May in São Paulo. The final concert will be part of the Europe Day celebrations in São Paulo. Both events will feature the São Paulo State Youth Orchestra conducted by Michał Klauza with the accompaniment of violinist Agata Szymczewska.
Sala Acrísio de Camargo in Indaiatuba, 6th May 2017, 8:00 PM
Sala São Paulo, 7th May 2017, 4:00 PM
Sources: own materials; compiled by MKD, Apr 2017, translated by WF, Apr 2017