On the first anniversary of the death of Krzysztof Penderecki, the most outstanding Polish contemporary composer, a world authority in the field of classical music, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute invites you to "Penderecki's Garden" – a virtual space filled with music, films and texts devoted to the maestro. From 8.00 p.m. on 29 March 2021, you will be able to watch a unique concert in the virtual amphitheater of "Penderecki's Garden".
Krzysztof Penderecki's great non-musical work – the Garden in Lusławice – inspired the creation of a special digital platform dedicated to the composer. PendereckisGarden.pl, just like a real garden, will flourish and will be enriched with new content and functionalities over time.
"Penderecki's Garden" provides a comprehensive overview of the composer's legacy, presenting the scale and significance of the cultural phenomenon of Penderecki's music, which intersects with many genres, including film music, rock, jazz, classical and electronic music. The artists themselves testify to the phenomenon of Penderecki's music: Hania Rani, Max Richter, Robert Piotrowicz, Skalpel, Paweł Romańczuk, Jeajoon Ryu and Piotr Orzechowski were commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to create works dedicated to the composer. New, short pieces – audio, visual and audiovisual – make up the landscape of the digital garden, in which Penderecki is recalled by, among others: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arto Noras, Jeajoon Ryu, Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, Szymon Nehring, Janusz Wawrowski and Marcin Zdunik.
The project, also available in English, is aimed at people from all over the world. From music lovers, through those who know Krzysztof Penderecki's music only from films by David Lynch or Stanley Kubrick, to those who do not know it at all. The concert on 29 March will feature the premiere of new composition commissions from the Institute: Prelude a la Cadenza by Hania Rani and Testament by Max Richter. In addition, Atom String Quartet will improvise on selected works by Krzysztof Penderecki.
The concert will be available at: https://pendereckisgarden.pl/en/the-amphitheatre