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Katowice | Concert to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Third Silesian Uprising

FSA concert to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Third Silesian Uprising will be held on 15 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the Silesian Philharmonic. The programme will include two great works: Silesian Rhapsody 19–20–21 by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

The first performance of Silesian Rhapsody took place on 31 August 2019 at the Silesian Stadium. This monumental work dedicated to the memory of Silesian Insurgents took the form of a spectacle, full of music, acrobatics, projections and multimedia effects. The author of this work, winner of an Oscar for music to the film Finding Neverland, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has prepared a new concert version of Rhapsody. Its premiere will take place on 15 October at the Silesian Philharmonic, and on the stage we will see the same artists who premiered the composition two years ago: Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Janusz Wawrowski (violin) and Marcin Wyrostek (accordion). The Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic will be conducted by Yaroslav Shemet.

The second item on the programme will be the most famous symphony of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, admired all over the world. In his Symphony No. 3, the composer used a Silesian folk song of a mother searching for her son killed by the Germans in the Silesian uprisings, as well as a 15th-century Polish lament of Mary, mother of Jesus, and a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell in Zakopane during World War II. The extremely expressive soprano part and the instrumental layer that builds great emotions will surely move all listeners.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket Information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/