A concert of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw under the baton of Bassem Akiki will take place on 17 October 2021 at 6.00 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. The outstanding accordionist and teacher Claudius Aries will perform as a solists.
The artists will premiere a new piece by Marta Ptaszyńska – The Magical Journey. Concerto for accordion and symphony orchestra, dedicated to Klaudiusz Baran. "The first movement uses a rich harmonic language, and has an aura of mysticism combined with a strong drama referring to Far Eastern illumination," comments the composer. "The second part, in contrast, is extremely 'luminous' and lively. It is inspired by Sonnet No. 29 from the second volume of Sonnets to Orpheus by R.M. Rilke. It reflects the vision of "floating in the skies," the eponymous Magical Journey.
The concert will also include works by Bassem Akiki, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
The concert will be rebroadcast on Polish Radio Channel 2.
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