International Music Festival Sopot Classic, which will be held on 4-11 August 2018, is a proposition for admirers of classical music and other musical forms that are present on the Polish and international stage.
The Sopot Classic Festival was created in 2011 on the initiative of management of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and City of Sopot. Varied programmes, talented artists, young composers and performers, musical image of other nations culture – events of Sopot Classic contain it all.
The concerts' repertoir will cover works created over several centuries of European musical culture. This year's edition will be inaugurated by Piotr Beczała, a world-famous tenor who persistently promotes Polish music. During the opening concert, he will perform, among others, Stefan's aria from the third act of the opera The Haunted Manor by Stanisław Moniuszko. The concert on 7th August, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the regaining of independence, will be filled with works of Wojciech Kilar, Fryderyk Chopin and Krzysztof Penderecki. The Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot will perform with the Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder, the winner of the second prize at the 16th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition. On 9th August in the St. George's Church we will hear British band VOCES8, specializing in the performance of cappella music. The ceremonial ending of the festival will take place on Saturday, 11 August, at the Forest Opera in Sopot. The concert "Under the Sky of Paris" is a proposal addressed to lovers of the French repertoire.
The programme is available at: http://sopotclassic.pl/program/