The World Kociewie Day is celebrated annually on 10 February. On this occasion, the online premiere of the concert entitled "Kociewie painted with music" will be held next Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. on the Progress Chamber Orchestra YouTube channel.
The World Kociewie Day was established in 2007 on the initiative of the Kociewie Local Tourist Organisation from Tczew and the Kociewie Culture Association from Starogard Gdański to commemorate the first written mention of the region. When talking about the cultural heritage of Kociewie, one cannot ignore the tradition and spiritual and material culture that are typical only for this region. To place the Kociewie folklore in the context of the music of other regions of Poland, the programme of the concert will include a series of Kociewie Songs for soprano, piano and orchestra by the Gdańsk composer Maciej Zakrzewski, 5 Folk Melodies by Witold Lutosławski and 4 Pieces in Polish Style for string orchestra by the outstanding contemporary composer and teacher Stanisław Moryto, who died in 2018.
The concert was performed by the Progress Chamber Orchestra conducted by Szymon Morus, soprano Magdalena Chmielecka and pianist Jakub Ostrowski. The event will be preceded by a short conversation with the performers, introducing the audience to the musical land of Polish folklore.
The project was co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the "Culture on the web" programme.
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