The concert 'Christmas Carols of the World' is a great proposition for all those who relish the atmosphere of Christmas. This evening we will hear the most captivating carols from different parts of the world as well as classic Christmas and winter compositions. The West Side Sinfonietta and the NFM Choir, conducted by violinists Paweł Maślanka and Marcin Danilewski, will perform on the stage of the National Forum of Music on 28 December 2021 at 7 p.m.
A few days after the traditional Christmas Eve supper, the Christmas mood will also come to the NFM. This will happen thanks to this special concert whose repertoire includes various Christmas carols from different places and times written both in contemplative and vivacious moods. We will hear, among other, Polish carols arranged by Michał Zieliński, Krzysztof Grzeszczak and Jakub Wiktor Kowalewski.
The West Side Sinfonietta will begin the evening with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony in E major KV 16, composed in Chelsea, London. The next piece to be performed is the Symphony in B flat major, originally marked in Mozart’s catalogue as KV 17. The Weihnachtsmusik, intended for a line-up of two violins, cello, accordion and piano, is a unique work by the leading author of dodecaphony. It was composed in December 1921 for the purpose of celebrating Christmas with family and friends. With this piece, Arnold Schönberg once again proved that he is a master of counterpoint. He chose two well-known carols as the chorale basis: the Protestant Es ist ein Ros entsprungen and the Catholic Stille Nacht.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Ticket information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/