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Opole | Sinfonia Iuventus at the Opole Philharmonic


Sinfonia Iuventus is an orchestra of the most talented graduates and students of art colleges, which gives concerts with the most outstanding conductors and soloists. On 7 March 2020 it will perform together with clarinetist Szymon Klima at the Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic.

Szymon Klima became famous for an extraordinary project to “expand” the 10-minute cycle of appealing Dance Preludes (1954) by Witold Lutosławski, an improvisation inspired by this piece which resulted in concerts as well as the album Lutosławski Retuned (performed by a trio also featuring Adam Kowalewski and Piotr Wyleżoł). The March concert will feature these preludes in their original form and the artist will also perform the spectacularly expressive Clarinet Concerto (1949), the best-known work today by the somewhat forgotten, yet prolific British composer Gerald Finzi. The dance, quasi-folk idiom of Lutosławski’s Preludes will be completed by the lively third of the Dances op. 34, which Henryk Mikołaj Górecki composed in 1998 for the Rybnik Philharmonic. Sergei Prokofiev, one of the pioneers of ambitious film music from the USSR, composed appealing music for Aleksandr Faintsimmer's Lieutenant Kijé (1934), whose fame (in the form of a concert suite) considerably outlived the film itself.

This colourful and attractive programme will be led by Marek Wroniszewski – Deputy Director of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra who has been associated with this institution since October 2017, initially as the assistant conductor and then as the orchestra manager.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Informaiton Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/