The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra performed music from two revered Polish composers: Moniuszko and Panufnik. Perofmers include Antoni Wit and Kuba Jakowicz...
The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
The concert opened with music from two revered Polish composers: Moniuszko and Panufnik. The former, Moniuszko, is generally accepted as the father of Polish national opera, and is recognised for work filled with patriotic folk themes. The latter, Panufnik, was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra after the Second World War. Also performing is Antoni Wit, Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic and one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors and an enthusiastic champion of Polish music.
Antoni Wit – conductor
Jakub Jakowicz – violin
Moniuszko – Overture from the opera "Paria"
Panufnik – Sinfonia Rustica
Bruch – Violin Concerto No.1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Warsaw-born violinist, Kuba Jakowicz, performed Bruch's richly melodious Violin Concerto, written when Bruch was just 30 years old.
The concert was part of the Zurich International Concert Series 2011-2012. The series also includes Cadogan Hall performances of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Brussles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. The series features full international symphony orchestras.
The 900 seat Cadogan Hall provided an intimate setting in which to hear internationally renowned orchestral music. Its resident music ensemble is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is also a recording venue. Since 2005, the Proms' Chamber Music concerts and Saturday Matinees have taken place here.
For more information, see: www.cadoganhall.com
Date: 21st of November, 2011 (7:30pm)
Venue: Cadogan Hall, London
Organised by: Filharmonia Narodowa
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute