This year the BSCC became one of the partners of Östersjöfestivalen/Baltic Sea Festival – a prestigious classical music festival organised by the Swedish Radio and directed by an exquisite conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival has been cancelled, but the work of the partners is still continuing.
As part of this collaboration, the BSCC is organising a "Baltic Evening", which includes a performance of NeoQuartet, a music group from Tricity, and a meeting with a special guest, Mariusz Szczygieł – reporter, writer and journalist, laureate of Nike Literary Award. The NeoQuartet accompanied by clarinetist Emilia Maciak – this year's graduate of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk – will present works by Paweł Szymański and Jörg Widmann, as well as compositions for electric instruments. After the concert, Dorota Karaś will lead a meeting with Mariusz Szczygieł on the role of culture in today's complicated reality.
Due to restrictions for public events and cultural centres related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the audience of the St. John's Centre is limited to 175 seats.
More information at: https://www.nck.org.pl/en/event/4771/st-johns-new-baltic-evening