The fifteenth edition of the “Summer Philharmonic” concerts is scheduled in two installments this year. The first was held in Wigry—the picturesque lakeside resort in the northeast of Poland—from July 25 until August 2. The second, scheduled for August 8-10, will take place in Pieniny, the mountainside resort in southern Poland.
The honorary guest of the Festival, Lady Camilla Panufnik, will travel from Great Britain to attend concerts honoring the centenary of her husband’s birth and share with the Festival audiences some of the details of her life with Andrzej Panufnik.
The ensemble-in-residence is the AUKSO orchestra, led by Maestro Marek Moś. It is worth noting that some fourteen years ago, this ensemble was a student orchestra that spent an intensive two-week retreat in Wigry that led to the launching of AUKSO’s successful performing career. Pianist Janusz Olejniczak and cellist Andrzej Bauer were invited as guest soloists for this edition of the Summer Philharmonic Festival. They will be joined by younger, up-and-coming artists, including pianist Aleksandra Świgut, violinist Janusz Wawrowski, and cellist Marcin Zdunik.
Panufnik’s Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto and Suita Staropolska [Old Polish Suite] will be performed alongside Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Chopin’s Piano Concerto Op. 21, Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and other works—both chamber and solo—presented in concerts and recitals. Free master classes for pianists with Aleksandra Świgut and Janusz Olejniczak are also planned. More information about the Festival, visit the website of POLMIC, who also serves as the media patron of this year’s Summer Philharmonic.