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Toruń | Verdi Gala – 120th Death Anniversary of "The King of Opera" Giuseppe Verdi

TOS"Great Composers – Great Anniversaries" is a Toruń Symphony Orchestra's project to commemorate artists who celebrate important anniversaries in 2021. The concert on 26 September at 5 p.m. in the CKK Jordanki Concert Hall will be devoted to Giuseppe Verdi.

The project celebrates the following anniversaries: the 280th anniversary of the death of A. Vivaldi, the 100th anniversary of the death of C. Saint-Saëns, the 50th anniversary of the death of I. Stravinsky, the 230th anniversary of the death of W.A. Mozart, the 110th anniversary of the death of G. Mahler, the 100th anniversary of the death of W. Żeleński, and the 120th anniversary of the death of G. Verdi.

Giuseppe Verdi, as a precursor of musical verism, assumed that opera should talk about matters affecting ordinary people, with their weaknesses, flaws and immersion in everyday life, but also, as a passionate patriot, he reflected patriotic and national ideals in his works. The "Verdi Gala" concert will feature a selection of arias, duets and overtures from the most popular operas of the "king of opera" performed by the soloists Gabriela Gołaszewska and Piotr Buszewski alongside the Toruń Symphony Orchestra led by its first guest conductor Adam Banaszak.

All audience members are invited to the half-hour introductory meeting with an opera expert Jerzy Snakowski. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of CKK Jordanki.

Co-financed under the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More informationhttps://tos.art.pl/