With a concert on 14 February 2020 at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra together with Rafał Blechacz will begin a European tour as part of the "Composers living out of a suitcases" series.
The programme of the concerts will include works by three outstanding Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Aleksander Tansman (1897-1986) and Roman Palester (1907-1989). All three left their native country for political reasons to settle in Paris, where the lived and created. Each of them has developed an original style, using the effective composing techniques and the references and stylization of Polish folklore.
The Poznań Philharmonic has chosen the most representative works: Wedding dances from the ballet The Song of the Earth by Roman Palester and Symphony No. 3 for violin, viola, cello, piano and orchestra by Alexander Tansman to present these original and still little-known output of Polish emigrant composers. 1 March 2020 marks the 210th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin thus the programme also includes Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, which will be performed by Rafał Blechacz, the winner of the 15th International Competition Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw.
The European concert tour will start on 14 February in Berlin. On 26 February the musicians will perform in Frankfurt (Oder) and two days later in Darmstadt. The most important event of the tour will be the concert on 1 March at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, where the orchestra will celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin. The events will feature soloists of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductors Marek Pijarowski and Łukasz Borowicz.
More information at: https://filharmoniapoznanska.pl/