Panufnik In Wrocław

Every summer, the “LEOPOLDINUM” Chamber Orchestra in Wrocław hosts the week-long LEO Festival. This year, the concert held on June 1 will feature the music of Panufnik in celebration of his centenary. Entitled “Mentor & Student,” the program will be performed by students from the Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as well as performers and pedagogues from LEOPOLDINUM: Christian Danowicz – violin, Michał Micker – viola, and Marcin Misiak – cello. The program is comprised of Panufnik’s approachable String Quartet No. 3 ‘Wycinanki,’ Mendelssohn’s String Octet in E-flat major (written specifically for mentoring young musicians) and Tchaikovsky’s sextet “Souvenir de Florence” (written to comfort his ailing benefactress).

[Sources: polmic.pl, leofestiwal.pl]