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5th Festival „Katowice – Culture – Nature: Woman”


The Mayor of the City of Katowice Marcin Krupa and the General and Programme Director of NOSPR Ewa Bogusz-Moore would like to invite you to the fifth edition of the Festival "Katowice Culture Nature: Woman", which will take place on 10-19 May 2019. Tickets for the concerts available at the box office and in the online sales system from 1 March 2019.

Every year, the programme of the Festival is open to all musical periods and genres and bound to host world-class ensembles and soloists who are certain to deliver performances on the highest level.

Traditionally, the Festival will open with a subscription concert of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Alexander Liebreich. They will present a rarely performed piece by Arthur Honegger, Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, devoted to one of the most famous women in world history. NOSPR will also perform on 16th May. Together with special guest Zbigniew Zamachowski, they will present pieces by Tchaikovsky and Berlioz, as well as Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex. In two concerts, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May, the Festival will feature one of the best Austrian orchestras: Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and its artistic director Riccardo Minasi. During the Saturday concert, the orchestra will perform with Luisa Imorde, a renowned pianist. 12th May will see the performance of one of the best Russian pianists, Nikolai Lugansky. On Tuesday 14th May, the highlight of the Festival’s liederabend will be the performance of a world-famous British vocalist, Dame Sarah Connolly accompanied by Joseph Middleton. 19th May will see another of the Festival’s highlights – the concert of the famous London Philharmonia Orchestra led by the wonderful Alondra de la Parra. The evening will feature Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 performed by an absolute world star of the violin, Viktoria Mullova.

As it was the case with previous editions, the Festival will also play host to jazz concerts. On 11th May, a rising star of global jazz vocal scene, Youn Sun Nah from Korea, will perform in the concert hall. On 13th May, there will also be an occasion to listen to chamber music performed by the Silesian Chamber Orchestra led by Robert Kabara. The programme will include works by Hanna Kulenty, Eugeniusz Knapik, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/en/series/24/katowice-kultura-natura-festival