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Katowice Culture Nature Festival – "Longing and Desire"

NOSPRFor the sixth time Katowice Culture Nature, the flagship festival of classical music in Katowice, will bring together outstanding artists from all over the world in the NOSPR concert hall. The theme of this year's edition is "Longing and desire". The programme of six concerts, scheduled for 14-22 May 2021, travels through different shades of longing and various kinds of desires.

This year, instead of a traditional programme book, the organisers have prepared an audiobook with texts on the idea of ​​the festival and its repertoire. We will hear music that touches emotions that are very present in the pandemic times. The list of performers include, among others, Marin Alsop, Alexander Melnikov, Dorothea Röschmann, Sonya Yoncheva and Concerto Köln.

The festival will begin with a concert of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop. The repertoire will include music inspired by the most archetypal images of love, including Love Songs of Hafiz for voice and orchestra, Op. 26 by Karol Szymanowski as interpreted by Ewa Tracz. The concert will be broadcast on medici.tv – the world's largest streaming platform dedicated to classical music. The coexistence of two orders – the divine order of harmony and the world of human feelings – is the narrative axis of the famous opera ahat-ilī. Sister of Gods by Aleksander Nowak to the libretto by Olga Tokarczuk, which will be presented in the stage version.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available atwww.nospr.org.pl