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Zakopane | Karłowicz in Memoriam

Akademia Beethovenowska

Mieczysław Karłowicz's symphonic works will be performed by the legendary violinist Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Monika Stefaniak on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the death of the composer. The concert will take place on February 8, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Cross in Zakopane.

A publicist and author of excellent Tatra photos, a skiing enthusiast, a pioneer of mountaineering and one of the initiators of the establishment of the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service, and above all, the author of great symphonic compositions and poems. The tragic fate, however, shattered the chances of further development of Mieczysław Karłowicz's career. His love for the mountains caused him a premature death under an avalanche on the slopes of Little Kościelec.

Exactly on the 110th anniversary of Karłowicz's death, artists will pay homage to this outstanding Polish artist. The programme of the gala concert will be opened by an emotional and poetic reflection on the human fate. "The White Dove" Symphonic Prologue, composed to the dramatic poem of the now forgotten writer Józefat Nowiński. In the interpretation of the brilliant Violin Concerto in A major, one of the most interesting works of this genre, we will admire the legend of Polish violin music – Konstanty Andrzej Kulka. The evening will be closed by the famous symphonic poem Eternal Songs. The Beethoven Academy Orchestra will perform under the baton of Monika Stefaniak – a student of such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Helmuth Rilling and Jerzy Salwarowski.