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Bydgoszcz | Missa pro pace

Filharmonia Pomorska

On 1st September 2019, which marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic will host a concert under the honorary patronage of the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Piotr Całbecki and the Brandenburg Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke.

The programme will be filled with one extraordinary work – Missa pro pace by Wojciech Kilar The composer's first strictly liturgical work was written in 2000 on a commission from Kazimierz Kord to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Philharmonic. It is a traditional cycle with a separate Dona nobis pacem part, referring to the musical idioms of the early Middle Ages, Baroque and Romanticism. The work was received with great enthusiasm. Bohdan Pociej described it as deeply traditional, rooted in medieval piety – extraordinary in its expression.

The work, permeated with the mood of meditation, contemplation and prayer, will be performed first in Potsdam, then in Bydgoszcz. It is another joint venture of the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Singakademie Choir from Frankfurt an der Oder, who will perform on 1st September at the Pomeranian Philharmonic conducted by Rudolf Tiersch. The soloists will include soprano Iwona Socha, soloist of the Krakow Opera, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Pluta, this year's graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, bass-baritone Robert Gierlach, lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, and tenor Paweł Brożek, scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Foundation.

More information athttp://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/