"Moniuszko Days" with the Toruń Symphony Orchestra will take place between May 5 and June 21, 2019.
The year 2019 sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko, premier composer, conductor, organ player, educator, director of Warsaw’s Grand Theatre, and the father of Polish opera. Embracing operas, art songs, cantatas, religious music, symphonic works, chamber and solo pieces, operettas, ballets, and theatre music, his oeuvre impresses with its diversity, melodic richness, and deeply-rooted connection with the Polish music heritage. His operas and art songs are the core of Polish vocal literature and often the linchpin of the repertoires of Poland’s greatest singers.
"Moniuszko Days" organized by the Toruń Symphony Orchestra will begin on May 5 with a piano recital during which Lithuanian pianist Nering Valuntonyte will perform compositions by Stanisław Moniuszko, Fryderyk Chopin, Clara Wieck Schumann, and Grażyna Bacewicz. The final symphony concert is titled "Moniuszko's Hits". The Toruń Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mariusz Smolja will perform fragments of the composer's opera masterpieces, his songs arranged for symphony orchestra and The Fairy Tale overture. In addition to the above-mentioned events, concerts and programmes for children are planned, as well as a march along Moniuszko street, a musical spectacle and a performance of a concert version of the Flis opera.
"Moniuszko Days" will take place as part of the programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage "Moniuszko 2019 – Promesa", implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme available at: http://tos.art.pl/pl/static_218_394_DNI_MONIUSZKOWSKIE.html