The next edition of concerts at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Poland's independence will take place on June 15, 2018 at 7.00 pm.
The programme will be filled with Wojciech Kilar's vocal-instrumental works. The concert will start with Angelus from 1984, a musical version of Angelic Greeting, which was written for the opening ceremony of the renovated altar at the Jasna Góra Monastery. The composer thought Angelus was the first and the most important of his religious works.
Then we will hear Gray Mist, dedicated to Andrzej Bachled. Kilar's inspiration for the creation of this vocal-symphonic poem was the Podhale "wierchowa note", one of the ancient, rare and unusual structures of folk melodies. It is worth noting that the work was commissioned byAndrzej Szwalbe, director of the Pomeranian Philharmonic.
The evening will end with Exodus, which premiered in 1981 during the "Warsaw Autumn" festival when the surprised audience welcomed the composer's new work simultaneously with whistles and enthusiastic ovation. Kilar used the words of the song from the biblical Book of Exodus as the motto of the piece.
The works will be performed by the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Academic Choir of the Casimir the Great University in Bydgoszcz under the baton of maestro Kai Bumann, the artistic director of the Polish Academy of Arts. Solo parts in Angelus will be sung by the renowned soloist of the Krakow Opera – Iwona Socha. Adam Kruszewski will perform the baritone part in Grey Fog.
Information on tickets at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl