On February 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic will host a concert commemorating the 110th anniversary of Mieczysław Karłowicz's death.
The concert will start with a symphonic poem Kościelec 1909 by Wojciech Kilar. The title of the work refers directly to the circumstances of Karłowicz’s tragic death in 1909 in an avalanche on the Mały Kościelec slopes. It draws on the symphonic-poem tradition as a great Romantic symphonic form, programmatic in nature, of which the most outstanding Polish exponent was Karłowicz. The rest of the evening will be filled with Karłowicz's works: Violin Concerto in A major and Symphony "Rebirth", both written in 1902. The works will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Opole Philharmonic directed by Przemysław Neumann. Thanks to the courtesy of Anne-Sophie Mutter, Agata Szymczewska will perform as a soloist on a violin made by Nicolo Gagliano (1755).
The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting performances of Polish music.
More information at: https://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/strefa-gwiazd-4/