Bydgoszcz | Premiere of Jerzy Maksymiuk's „Fairy Dreams”


The premiere of Jerzy Maksymiuk's Fairy Dreams, dedicated to the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz, will take place on March 9, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. at the Bydgoszcz Philharmonic.

Outstanding names and amazing program – these are unquestionable advantages of this symphonic evening. Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk will be on the podium and he will perform for the first time his Fairy Dreams – the work dedicated to the Bydgoszcz Philharmonic. The solo parts will be performed by soloists from the Pomeranian Symphony Orchestra, with whom Maestro Maksymiuk has been cooperating for many years. For example, in 2015 he led the inauguration of the 53rd Bydgoszcz Music Festival with Paderewski's "Polonia" Symphony. The artist recorded this symphonic work together with the Bydgoszcz orchestra on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Pomeranian Philharmonic in 2013 (DUX).

The second special guest of the concert is Adam Makowicz – an outstanding pianist, jazz legend, master of improvisation. In addition to typical jazz standards and works, the pianist's repertoire also includes classical music. In addition, he composed over 100 works for string quartet and jazz trio, many piano pieces, and he is the author of music for animated films and documentaries. In masterly interpretation of Makowicz, we will hear Gershwin's masterpiece Blue Rhapsody, commissioned in 1924 by the contemporary "king of jazz", Paul Whiteman. The evening will culminate with Stravinsky's masterpiece –  music for the famous fantasy ballet in one act, two scenes, entitled The Firebird. After the world premiere of the piece, critics wrote: "The Firebird is an intoxicating blend of oriental colors. It connects the brilliant orchestration of Rimsky-Korsakov with the dreamy melodies of Borodin, rising to the heights of expression."

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