Professor Krzysztof Penderecki, the Patron of the Festival that has been held continuously since 2013, has left us — but surely he will never be forgotten. At the heart of this year’s online edition of the Festival will be the premiere broadcast of the performance of the monumental Symphony No. 7, The Seven Gates of Jerusalem, conducted by the Master himself, recorded on 29 September 2017, during the jubilee edition of the Festival. This spectacular event, held in the beautifully illuminated, post-industrial scenery of the Queen Louise Adit basin, gathered on the Festival stage over 200 performers.
The second event of this year’s edition of the Festival will be the broadcast of the special music film Agnus Dei / Lamb of God, recorded 170 and 320 meters below the ground, in the atmospheric spaces of the Guido Mine, with the participation of the Sinfonietta Cracovia, under the baton of the Festival Director, Jurek Dybał, with music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Krzysztof Penderecki. The premiere of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa’s piece Quintetto per archi ‘For Krzysztof Penderecki’, dedicated to the memory of the Festival’s Patron, was also presented in the film, which includes the footage of its first performance in the intimately illuminated interior of the Compressors Hall.
"Let's gather around the Professor and live through his music once again, during the 8th edition of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Music Festival – level 320 in Zabrze; just as we do every year" – says Jurek Dybał.
More information at: https://www.penderecki320.com/