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Warsaw | Inauguration of a new concert series in the Royal Castle


The new concert series "Not only classically" will be inaugurated with a concert of Polish music on 2 February 2020 in the Grand Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża, cellist Tomasz Strahl and violinist Jakub Jakowicz will perform under the direction of Jan Miłosz Zarzycki. The artists will present works by Romuald Twardowski, Mikołaj Górecki and Sławomir Czarnecki.

Lituania (2011) by Romuald Twardowski was written on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czesław Miłosz. The composer, an expert in Lithuanian music, refers to the traditional form of "sutkine" (with fast melodic motifs) and phrases of "rauda" (of an elegiac character). In the Kurpie Melodies (2016), the composer refers to Kurpie folk music, emphasizing its original beauty and charm; the work was commissioned by the performers of the concert – the Łomża Philharmonic.

Mikołaj Górecki's Elegy (2014) for cello and string orchestra was dedicated to Tomasz Strahl, as well as Sławomir Czarnecki's Concerto Lendinum (2005) for violin, cello and orchestra. The works are the result of searching for one's own style, one's understanding of sound beauty and harmonic order by combining traditional elements (baroque concerto form, folk melodies of the Lublin region) with modern techniques (structuralism, spectralism, repetitiveness, elements of sonorism and minimalism). We will also listen to the Narew Concerto (2019) by Sławomir Czarnecki, which was dedicated to maestro Jan Miłosz Zarzycki and was commissioned by the Łomża Philharmonic.

More information at: https://www.zamek-krolewski.pl/koncerty/repertuar/cykl-muzyczny-2020