Paweł Łukaszewski's Concerto for accordion and string orchestra will be premiered on 15 October 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Regional Culture Centre in Łomża by outstanding accordionist Klaudiusz Baran.
Concerto for accordion and string orchestra is a version of Łukaszewski's Concerto for organ and string orchestra from 1996. The piece consists of three contrasting movements, of which – as the composer himself notes – the extreme ones aim at showing the virtuosity of the soloist, while the middle one is based on the cantilena melody Exsultet, which Łukaszewski heard during the Easter Triduum liturgy in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen performed by Archbishop Joseph Duval.
Musicians of the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża will be conducted by Huba Hollókői, winner of the 1st Prize in the 2nd Giancarlo Facchinetti International Conducting Competition in Brescia. The solo part will be performed by Klaudiusz Baran – an accordionist who performs diverse repertoire, but is especially appreciated for interpretations of new music. The artist has premiered over 50 solo, chamber and orchestral works, most of which were dedicated to him or inspired by him.
Paweł Łukaszewski is one of the most awarded Polish composers, a ten-time winner of the "Fryderyk" music award. His work has gained a significant position in Europe, the USA and Canada. Łukaszewski's works are performed and premiered by renowned choirs, including from London and Cambridge.
Information on tickets at: www.filharmonia.lomza.pl