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Katowice | Shakespeare in Love


The concert of the Polish Radio Choir on 13 June 2019 at the NOSPR Chamber Hall in Katowice will be a continuation of the series of musical meetings devoted to the marriage of words and music.

After the concert devoted to Italian Renaissance poetry and the work of Rainer Maria Rilke, the choir will reach for compositions inspired by the achievements of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, whose works have stimulated the imagination of composers for over 400 years. Over the centuries, the stylistics and musical language of the artists has changed, but the fascination with poetry has remained unchanged.

This musical diversity will be reflected in the concert's repertoire. The Polish Radio Choir will present three music cycles: by English artist of the early twentieth century Ralph Vaughan Williams, by contemporary composer of Finnish descent Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and a solo cycle by Roger Quilter (Adam Radnicki – bass, Karolina Krupa – piano). The programme of the concert will also include music of Polish artists: Agata Zubel, Maciej Małecki and Paweł Łukaszewski.

The evening devoted to William Shakespeare will be complemented by the recitals of his poetry performed by Radosław Krzyżowski. The Polish Radio Choir will be led by its artistic director, Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the "Music" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

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