The world premiere of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski's songs arrangeed for soprano and string orchestra by Marcin Gumiela will take place on 6 November 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz on the 159th birth anniversary of the Master.
Paderewski's songs are characterized by "beautiful musical themes, a perfect sense of harmony with the text, as well as extremely diverse and colorful piano parts." Bydgoszcz audience will listen to the world premiere of Six Songs to words by Adam Mickiewicz, Op. 18 and Twelve songs to words by Catulle Mendès, Op. 22 in the arrangement by Bydgoszcz composer Marcin Gumiela. The soloist of the concert will be soprano Alina Adamski, a laureate of the 1st prize and seven special prizes (including one granted by the Pomeranian Philharmonic) at the 5th Ignacy Jan Paderewski Vocal Competition iin Bydgoszcz (2015). The Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Maciej Koczur, a recognized conductor of the young generation.
The concert is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Independent" Multiannual Programme for 2017-2022.