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23rd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Wielkanocny Festiwal

23rd edition of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival will be held on April 7-19, 2019. Thirteen festival days will feature twelve symphonic concerts, four chamber concerts, two song recitals and a concert for children.

At the invitation of Elżbieta Penderecka, general director of the Festival, outstanding national and foreign philharmonic ensembles and a group of prominent soloists will perform. There will be a chance to listen to pianists such as Rudolf Buchbinder, Beatrice Rana, Mackenzie Melemed, violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Francesco Manara. Particularly awaited are the performaces of the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich under Paavo Järvi, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Susanna Malkki, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling, the Korean KBS Symphony Orchestra and its artistic director, Yoel Levi, and the enxemble I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala under the baton of Massimiliano Caldi.

The motto of this edition, "Beethoven and the Song of Romanticism", strongly influenced the programme, giving the opportunity to listen to many musical works rarely present in the concert repertoire. The 200th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko's birth will be celebrated by a performance of the opera Paria directed by Łukasz Borowicz. The works of Polish composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be also present in the programme, among others Symphony in E minor "Rebirth" and Songs by Mieczysława Karłowicz, Little overture by Stefan Kisielewski and Symphony No. 8 "Lieder der Vergänglichkeit" by Krzysztof Penderecki.

Full programme available at: http://beethoven.org.pl/festiwal/xxiii-wielkanocny-festiwal-ludwiga-van-beethovena/program/