A concert as part of the "Karol Szymanowski in multicultural dialogue…" project aimed to familiarise the figure of the Polish composer in a multicultural and multinational aspect...
A concert as part of the "Karol Szymanowski in multicultural dialogue…" project aimed to contextualize the figure of the Polish composer in a multicultural and multinational aspect
The concert was comprised of three different musical forms:
Authentic Arabic music as a source of inspiration
The music of Karol Szymanowski
A dialogue betwen music from two major religions - Catholicism and Islam
"Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin"
Taghi Akhbari improvises in the style of traditional Iranian music. The song of sufi artists, much in the same style as a muezzin's call to prayer, will begin the concert performance. Special lighting projections will accompany the "muezzins" during their song
Karol Szymanowski – "5 Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin"
Karol Szymanowski – "6 Songs from the Love Songs of Hafiz"
Polish performers: tenor Sylwester Kostecki and pianist Mariusz Rutkowski. Performances will be accompanied by video projections, underlying the poetical, lyrical and mystical nature of Szymanowski's musical inspiration
"From Karola Szymanowskiego to the Present Day"
Performers: vocal-instrumental group Doulce Mémoire. The group's musical work explores the age-old dialogue between non-clerical Muslims and Catholics. They encourage an intimate approach to religion which leads into a mystical, exstatic trance.
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) was the first Polish composer to move beyond typical musical traditions of the time. Yet he was as fascinated by the mystic character of Persian poetry as he was by music of the Polish Highlander region. The concert aims to present a dialogue between cultures and eras.
Date: 22nd of November, 2011 (8:30pm)
Venue: L`Oratoire du Louvre, Paris
Organisers: Fundacja Edukacji Medycznej, Promocji Zdrowia, Art & Culture ARS MEDICA.
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute