The new concert season of the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra will open on 10 October 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the State Music School Complex in Elbląg. Chamber musicians under the baton of Michał Dworzyński will present the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Krzysztof Penderecki and Sławomir Czarnecki.
The soloist of the evening will be Mariusz Klimsiak – an artist who feels equally comfortable in a concert hall and in a lecture hall. The pianist began his musical career in Bydgoszcz, and today he can boast performances in Italy (Florence), Spain (Alicante) and the USA (Seattle, San Francisco). He combines his solo career with teaching – he is the dean of the Instrumental Department of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.
The programme will include Krzysztof Penderecki's Three Pieces in Old Style, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto in E flat major KV 271, as well as the premiere of Sławomir Czarnecki's Truso. The title of the latter work reveals the composer's direct source of inspiration. Truso is an authentic settlement from the early Middle Ages, the existence of which, apart from written sources, is confirmed by archaeological excavations in recent years. It was located near today's Elbląg. The settlement situated on a wide bay was a great commercial port known in the entire Baltic region. Its cultural influence was also important. As the composer emphasizes, "The first source of inspiration is expressed in archaic sounds and raw harmony, as well as in simple diatonic motifs, the nature of which, in some distant reflection, is supposed to bring to mind contemporary sailing melodies of the "shanties" genre. The second source of inspiration is the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra itself.” Truso is an orchestral poem presenting the wide range of textures, from powerful tutti to virtuoso solo parts of a concertante character. The piece was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Ticket information: https://www.eok.elblag.eu/wydarzenia/215