A concert in "Hommage a Krzysztof Penderecki" will take place on 28 June 2020 at 6.00 p.m. in the "Krakow Philharmonic at Your Home" series, co-financed from the "Culture on the Web" programme of the National Centre for Culture.
The concert will be performed by musicians of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra percussion group and percussionsts collaborating with the institution. It will be led by Ryszard Haba – the first timpanist of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, founder of the Haba Percussion Group and originator of the "Meetings with percussion music", which have been organised at the Krakow Philharmonic for over a decade.
We will hear Three pieces in old style, originally written for string quintet, but this time presented in an extraordinary instrumentation: three sets of orchestra bells, vibraphone and five-octave marimba (arranged by Ryszard Haba). Penderecki's Song of Cherubim, originally intended for mixed choir, will be performed on Burmese and Javanese gongs, symphonic bells, marimbas, vibraphones and crotales. In total, twelve human voices have been replaced by 12 melodic percussion instruments. The programme will also include Ryszard Haba's Capriccio per Tubaphone e strumenti percussione, which was composed under the influence of Krzysztof Penderecki's music for a new instrument invented by the author – the tubaphone.
The "Krakow Philharmonic at your home!" is an initiative aimed at maintaining the continuity of the cultural offer of the Krakow Philharmonic until the end of the anniversary 75th artistic season and during the summer months. The series will include 8 concerts that will take place from June to September. Each concert broadcast will be held on the Krakow Philharmonic website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.