The new 2021/2022 season of the Gorzów Philharmonic will open with the music of Polish and Russian composers. Their works, presenting extraordinary pictures, landscapes, stories and moods and expressing the great craftsmanship and imagination of each of the creators, will be presented by the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Przemysław Fiugajski. The violinist Anna Maria Staśkiewicz will perform as the soloist.
The City Sketches were written when Henryk Wars was already living in America. This "jazzy" orchestral triptych, akin to Gershwin's style, depicts the landscape of the American metropolis, enchanting with its incredible panache and freedom of instrumentation. The concert will include the first part of the suite – Skyscrapers.
Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2 includes echoes of the Podhale region and highlander music. The work, which eludes all known harmonic, colour or formal patterns, hypnotised the entire musical Europe of the first half of the 20th century. Szymanowski's friend – Paweł Kochański – the first performer of the solo part and the author of the cadence, persuaded the composer to write the concerto.
Russian folk and eastern colours permeate Modest Mussorgsky's Dawn on the Moscow River and the fairy-tale suite from Igor Stravinsky's ballet Firebird, which surprises with brilliant orchestration and extraordinary musical expression.
Sabrina Stachel, a participant of the "Conductor-in-residence" programme run by the National Institute of Music and Dance and financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, participated in the preparation of the concert.
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