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Gdańsk | 63. International Organ Music Festival in the Oliva Cathedral


The 63rd International Organ Festival in the Oliwa Cathedral, organised annually by the Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic, will run from 26 June to 25 August 2020.

Festival concerts in the historic Oliwa Cathedral will feature the most outstanding organ virtuosi, representing different countries and generations. Music lovers will have a chance to familiarize themselves with diverse music repertoire of different periods and styles, as well as witness world and Polish premieres of such compositions as: Chromatisches Poem by composer of Polish descent Sergei Słonimski, L’A.B.C. Musical by Gustav Kirchhoff, Blue Sunrise by Paolo Bougeat, Basque Suite by Stefan Kagel, Trinity Suite by Diego Cannizzar and But if I am laid into the tomb... by Maciej Zakrzewski. The programme will also include works by such Polish composers as Mieczysław Surzyński, Juliusz Łuciuk, Marian Sawa, and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz. Among the guests of the festival will be Christophe Mantoux, Vincent Thevenas, Roman Perucki, Inger-Lise Ulsrud, Francesco Bongiorno, Wojciech Wojtasiewicz, Roberto Marini, Jan Bokszczanin, Andrei Bardin, Andrzej Chorosiński, Johannes Skudlik, Paulo Bougeat, Maciej Zakrzewski, Stefan Kagl, Daniel Zaretsky, Diego Cannizzaro, Józef Serafin and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio.

The Festival opening gala will take place on 26 June at 8.00 p.m. in Gdańsk Oliwa Cathedral and will be open to public. Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jacek Rogala and organists Hanna Dys and Roman Perucki will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Charles-Maria Widor and Dariusz Przybylski (Concerto for Two Positives and Orchestra). The concert will be hosted by Konrad Mielnik. 

Full programme available at: https://www.filharmonia.gda.pl/pl/