The first symphonic concert with the participation of the audience after a long break will take place on 19 February 2021 at 7.00 p.m at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. We will hear virtuoso works by Grażyna Bacewicz and Henryk Wieniawski as interpreted by the outstanding Polish violinists – Roman Lasocki and Małgorzata Wasiucionek – as well as Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 performed by the musicians of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.
In 1965 Grażyna Bacewicz composed the seventh and the last Violin Concerto in her life. Especially in the first two movements, the orchestra is reduced to the role of the background and does not enter into a dramatic dialogue with the solo instrument, which is usually the domain of a traditional concert. In this work, Bacewicz returns to traditional forms and traditional ways of shaping melodies while maintaining the rich variety of sound colours.
Henryk Wieniawski, an artist who combined concert activity with composing practice, is the author of works that have become a permanent part of the repertoire of virtuosos, such as Fantasia brillante, Op. 20, which is a variation arrangement of themes from the Faust opera by Charles Gounod. The style that combines lyricism with masterful panache determines the uniqueness and popularity of Wieniawski's work.
The concert finale will feature the optimistic Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Information about tickets: https://www.oifp.eu/repertuar/bacewicz-wieniawski-beethoven/