Witold Lutosławski's 10 Polish Dances, Andrzej Krzanowski's Symphony No. 2, and Martyna Kosecka's Clarinet Concerto will make up the programme of the February edition of the "Resounds. New Polish Music" series on 27 February 2021 at 8.00 p.m. A pre-concert meeting with Martyna Kosecka, Szymon Bywalec and Magdalena Stochniol (music theorist), hosted by Agata Kwiecińska, will start at 7:00 p.m. Both the meeting and the concert will be live streamed on Sinfonia Varsovia’s YouTube channel and Facebook.
The February concert will start with rarely performed neoclassical miniatures by Witold Lutosławski, one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Szymon Bywalec will present his 10 Polish Dances (1951), a suite inspired by Silesian and Kashubian folklore.
Then we will hear Symphony No. 2 for 13 string instruments (1983-84) by Andrzej Krzanowski, a representative of the 'Stalowa Wola generation' (named after the festival in Stalowa Wola, where numerous composers made their debuts). The three-part chamber piece was commissioned by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki and dedicated to them.
In Concerto for clarinet and multipercussion (2019), Martyna Kosecka refers to the division into the movements marked as Hésitant (with hesitatiion) and Direct (directly) proposed by Lutosławski. As in her other works, she explores unconventional combinations of colours and microtonal harmony. Radosław Soroka (clarinet) and Karol Krasiński (drums) will perform as soloists.
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