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Kraków | "Free, Independent" – music by Sibelius, Paderewski and Weinberg performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia under Erkki Lasonpalo

SCOn 11 November 2021 the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow 'Sinfonietta Cracovia' will celebrate the 103rd anniversary of Poland regaining independence. A concert at the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Kraków Cloth Hall at 7.00 p.m. will be conducted by the Finnish conductor Erkki Lasonpalo.

Since Poland and Finland shared similar struggles to regain independence, the concert on 11 November is an excellent occasion to celebrate one of the most important national holidays. The programme will feature the works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Jean Sibelius and Mieczysław Weinberg.

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, a great patriot, creator of the Finnish national style in music, aroused patriotic feelings among Finns, just like Paderewski did among Poles at concerts all over the world. Ignacy Jan Paderewski was considered a man of many talents. He was not only a pianist and composer, but also a politician, polyglot, philanthropist, winegrower and film actor. The concert programme will include compositions for string orchestra by these two composers.

The evening will end with the work of Mieczysław Weinberg – a Polish composer of Jewish origin, whose life best reflects the complicated history of our part of Europe. Some of his works are inspired by the most beautiful Polish poetry. During the concert, however, we will hear Chamber Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra and timpani, Op. 147.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket Information: www.sinfonietta.pl