The project "Coming out of silence – O'Bows Quartet for You" is a series of four online chamber concerts performed by an oboe quartet, which will take place from 9 August to 11 October 2020.
The O'Bows Quartet, composed of: Magdalena Maniewska (oboe), Alisa Kopac (violin), Joanna Kravchenko (viola), and Weronika Kulpa (cello), was founded in 2018 in Gdańsk. From the very beginning, it has been very active on the concert stage, presenting a wide range of sound possibilities of such quartet of instruments. The O'Bows Quartet's artistic interests focus mainly on the 20th and 21st century music, with particular emphasis on the works of Polish composers.
The title of the concert series "Coming out of silence – O'Bows Quartet for You" refers to the effects of the current epidemic situation in the world and the "silence" that has been going on for several weeks in the concert halls of most artistic institutions. At this time, the virtual stage is the only alternative for artists, and online concerts make it possible to establish some kind of interaction between the artists and the audience. Each of the four scheduled concerts, lasting 35-45 minutes, includes the performance of two compositions and a discussion of the repertoire in the context of the development of the oboe quartet. Grażyna Bacewicz's Trio for oboe, violin and cello and Tadeusz Szeligowski's Trio for oboe, viola and cello will be presented during the final concert.
The project is implemented under the "Culture on the web" programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.