The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów performed in China for the first time. The tour covered six cities in which the ensemble gave a total of nine concerts.
Preparing for the tour, the orchestra had recorded the album Chinese Impressions and Polish Music with material inspired by the Orient and works by Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko and Wojciech Kilar. They were presented to the Chinese audience during the series of concerts under the baton of Maestro Jiri Petrdlik.
Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been operating for over sixty years, is one of the most dynamically developing symphonic ensembles in Poland. The orchestra’s high artistic level is evidenced by cooperation with most distinguished conductors and soloists both from Poland and abroad. The musicians regularly perform at renown music festivals such as Wratislavia Cantans, Festival of European Culture in Kraków, International Festival in Busko, Music Festival in Łańcut, presenting masterpieces of contemporary and classical music. The orchestra has also given concerts in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Russia, France, Spain, Sweden and the USA. The Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra has performed six times in the famous Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. The ensemble has made several television, radio and phonographic recordings, including Messa di Gloria by Gioacchino Rossini, being the second recording of this piece in the history of world phonography. The Orchestra has also received the Golden Orpheus prize awarded by the French Académie du Disque Lyrique for the recording of Missa Solemnis in B minor by the Austrian composer Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried.
The Chinese partner of the Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert tour of China was the agency Joy Titan Entertainment, who had previously coordinated the successful China tour of the Baltic Neopolis Quartet in Spring 2017, supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The tour was supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Programme of the Tour
- 28th December 2017 Dalian, Cultural Palace Theatre
- 29th December 2017 Dalian, Dalian People's Culture Club
- 30th December 2017 Dalian, tba
- 31st December 2017 Yingkou, Yingkou Bayuquan Poly Grand Theatre
- 1st January 2018 Dalian, Dalian Development Area Grand Theatre
- 3rd January 2018 Liuzhou, Liuzhou Art Center
- 4th January 2018 Nanning, Nanning Theatre
- 6th January 2018 Nanchang, Jiangxi Art Center
- 8th January 2018 Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang Grand Theatre
- Franz von Suppé: Light Cavallery - Ouverture
- Fryderyk Chopin (prepared for orchestra by Grzegorz Fitelberg): Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1
- Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op. 72 No. 9 and 10
- Johann Strauss: Unter Donner und Blitz - Polka Schnell
- Johann Strauss: Wiener Blut - Walz
- Camille Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from the opera Samson and Dalila
- Gioacchino Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers - Overture
- Giuseppe Verdi: Triumphal March from the opera Aida
- Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 2, 5, 21
- Felix Mendelssohn: Saltarello from the 4th Symphony
- Johann Strauss: Auf der Jagd - Polka Schnell
- Stanisław Moniuszko: Mountainer Dances from the opera Halka
- Wojciech Kilar: Polonaise from the film Pan Tadeusz
- Li Huangzhi: Spring Festival Ouverture