Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the activity in 2021, the duo of cellist Anna Sawicka and accordionist Elżbieta Rosińska, joined 15 years ago by the violinist Małgorzata Skorupa, will premiere works by Zbigniew Pniewski and Jakub Pawlak at a concert on 13 September 2021 at 7.00 p.m. as part of the 10th Musical Evenings at Saint Andrew Bobola Church in Sopot.
On the occasion of its anniversary, the ensemble commissioned pieces for a trio of violin, cello and accordion from several composers of various generations. Two of these works willl be premiered at the concert in the Saint Andrew Bobola Church: Uno momento dopo by Zbigniew Pniewski and Qui pro quo in five movements by Jakub Pawlak. Composing commissions were realised with the financial support of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Zbigniew Pniewski (b. 1946) has been collaborating with the ensemble since 2019. Uno momento dopo is a one-movement composition with a polyphonic texture and variable metres and rhythms. Pniewski's music is mysterious and puzzling. One can say it reflects the composer's experience related to the pandemic – the piece was written in the spring of 2021. Jakub Pawlak (b. 2000) is a student of Paweł Mykietyn (composition) and Kaja Bumann (conducting) at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. His work Qui pro quo (lat. misunderstaning) refers to a funny misunderstanding that comes from mistaking someone for another person, or not understanding someone else's words. These elements of misunderstanding can be found on the micro and macro scale: in pairs of parts that are in dialogue with each other and in the juxtapositions of parts with different characters. Jakub Pawlak's work was inspired by klezmer culture, Russian literature, and Balkan folklore.
The programme will be complemented by works by Arvo Pärt, Jules Massenet, Marian Gordiejuk and Jerzy Mądrawski. The concert will be hosted by Justyna Ślubowska.