The Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth and the 50th anniversary of the death of Grażyna Bacewicz with a concert on 6 December 2019 at 7 p.m.
Ludomir Różycki and Grażyna Bacewicz are both a little underappreciated twentieth-century Polish composers, but their compositional languages are quite distant from each other. Pyotr Tchaikovsky can hardly be accused of being unpopular, however, how many music lovers can hum his Symphony No. 1?
This rarely performed work will be presented during the upcoming concert next to Ludomir Różycki's symphonic scherzo Stańczyk, Op. 1, inspired by the famous painting by Jan Matejko, and Grażyna Bacewicz's Piano Concerto, written exactly seventy years ago and based on Polish traditional melodies. The Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Marek Wroniszewski. Piotr Sałajczyk will perform as a soloist.