The fundamental mission of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is to promote Polish historical and contemporary music. The ensemble finds great joy and satisfaction in participating in first performances of musical pieces. The concert on 30 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw will be one of those exciting occasions: it will feature the first performance of a piece by Hanna Kulenty, created under the “Composition Commissions” programme implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.
Hanna Kulenty is one of the most interesting personalities of Polish contemporary music scene. The composer’s extensive and varied output includes compositions for solo instruments, emphasizing their potential to “manifest reality and unreality”, with soloists usually accompanied by a large orchestra. Alinea refers to the concert’s concept, but in this case the genre is merely conventional and fluid, serving the music- and experience-related layer. The piece consists of one part, built on a dialogue between melodic lines of a clarinet and a piano, which are accompanied by a large orchestra. The main pseudotonal theme, clearly heard in the solo parts, is a dialogue between two worlds. The soloist of this extremely attractive premiere will be Roman Widaszek, a charismatic and versatile clarinet virtuoso with an impressive number of concerts and recordings in his portfolio.
Apart from the awaited premiere of the new piece, we will also hear two other attractive compositions: Jean Sibelius' concert suite Pelléas et Mélisande (1894) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Italian-styled Symphony No. 32 in G Major. The concert will be conducted by George Tchitchinadze – one of the most popular Georgian musicians, who has won great acclaim of audiences and critics due to his impressive musical skills, taste, imagination and, at the same time, the warmth and sensitivity in his interaction with listeners and musicians.
Free entrance tickets will be available until 22 October. The number of seats is limited.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Detailed information: www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl