The August edition of "Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia" covers themed chamber music concerts, popular dance parties, a musical spectacle for the entire family and an orchestral concert with guitar virtuoso Krzysztof Meisinger.
The "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street' in August are divided into two streams. Saturday's meetings will present music of Old Warsaw – songs from the 1920s and 1930s as well as works popular among Varsovians in the first half of the twentieth century. The group of peformers will include violinist Joanna Okoń and pianist Katarzyna Glensk (3 August), vocal ensemble Il Canto (10 August), Camerata Vistula with its artistic director Andrzej Wróbel and cellist Anna Wróbel (17 August), and Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik of the Lutosławski Piano Duo (24 August) .
Sundays will be filled with partly improvised music. Invited artists will present repertoire from different eras: Ars Nova early music instrumental ensemble will present the Middle Ages and the Renaissance music (4 August), Cornu Copiae orchestra with violinist Karolina Habała will perform music of the Baroque era (11 August), harpsichordist Stanisław Łopuszyński will present works from the French harpsichordists repertoire as well as contemporary compositions (18 August). During the last Summer Concert at Grochowska Street (25 August), Atom String Quartet will present works by Krzysztof Penderecki, the artistic director of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, in original arrangements. The concert will also be the premiere of the ensemble's latest album entitled Penderecki.
Next meeting from the series "Morning Concerts at Grochowska Street" will take place on the first Sunday of August at 11:00 a.m., featuring a spectacle entitled Loook, a Zoo! based on Jan Brzechwa's poems. Music by Zuzanna Falkowska and Jan Stokłosy together with poems about bear, wild boar, giraffe and other animals liked by the youngest ones will create an interesting world for both children and adults.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information available at: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org