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58th International Andrzej Markowski Festival Wratislavia Cantans - one of the most important classical music events in Europe - will take place in Lower Silesia on September 7-17, 2023. The theme of this year's edition will be ‘Mother Nature’.
Founded in 1966 by Andrzej Markowski as an oratorio and cantata festival, Wratislavia Cantans to this day focuses primarily on presenting the beauty of the human voice. The title of this year's edition was inspired by the oratorio The Seasons by Joseph Haydn. During the festival, we will look at how people understand nature, relate to it and how they perceive their relationships with it since the dawn of time. In each concert there will be a reference to this motif, existing in the works of not only old composers, but also contemporary ones. There will also be the topic of motherhood and its cultural connections with nature - both in the biblical and anthropological context - we will hear, among others, Krzysztof Penderecki's Cosmogony.
This year, the following artists will perform: Christoph Eschenbach, Andreas Scholl, Tõnu Kaljuste with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Wayne Marshall, Alicia Amo and Musica Boscareccia, Accademia del Piacere, Giovanni Antonini with Il Giardino Armonico, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Iwona Hossa, as well as NFM: NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, NFM Choir, NFM Boys' Choir and NFM Girls' Choir.
Festival website: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/festiwale/wratislavia-cantans