Musica Vincit Omnia

On October 25-27, the Andrzej Markowski Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), ZAiKS Authors’ Association, and Polish Radio Channel 2 present Triptych MUSICA VINCIT OMNIA:

Generations XVIII “Polish-American” series of concerts and conference. The series is organized in honor of the 90th anniversary of Andrzej Markowski’s birth and the 70th anniversary of the Polish Composers’ Union.

According to Andrzej Markowski Foundation President Małgorzata Markowska:

Thanks to our outstanding Artists, we will have a unique opportunity to share our deepest devotion to the eternal values of the most noble art of music in the context of Polish-American friendship. Musica Vincit Omnia, indeed, when the wisdom of one thousand years of Polish history meets American energy in the common spirit of the love of freedom.

Held in the Polish Radio’s Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio, the two concerts will feature outstanding guest atrists performing works by composers either in or from Poland and America. On Saturday Oct. 25, the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra with its Artistic Director and conductor Marek Moś and cello soloist Steven Honigberg will perform the following program: Tadeusz Baird – Colas Breugnon, Kazimierz Serocki – Sinfonietta, Tomasz Sikorski – Holzwege, Andrzej Panufnik –Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Bolesław Szabelski – Toccata and Leonard Bernstein – Candide Overture. On Monday Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, and soloist Jadwiga Kotnowska will perform the following program: Grażyna Bacewicz – Overture, Charles Ives – The Unanswered Question, Lowell Liebermann – Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky – Dumbarton Oaks and Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring.

On Sunday, October 26 in Warsaw’s Royal Castle, a conference-lecture will be delivered by the Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Kenneth Slowik, followed by the screening of a documentary on the ballet Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, as choreographed by Martha Graham.

October 25, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Triptych MUSICA VINCIT OMNIA:
Generations XVIII “Polish-American”: AUKSO Concert
Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio – Polish Radio
ul. Modzelewskiego 59,
Mokotów, Warsaw 00-977
Ttickets: 15 PLN @ sklep.polskieradio.pl, ebilet.pl or box office
Standing room: 5 PLN at the box office

October 26, 2014 | 3:30 p.m.
Triptych MUSICA VINCIT OMNIA:
Generations XVIII “Polish-American”: Conference-lecture
Warsaw University Library
Dobra 56/66, Warsaw 00-312
Admission: free

October 27, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Triptych MUSICA VINCIT OMNIA:
Generations XVIII “Polish-American”: Sinfonia Iuventus Concert
Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio – Polish Radio
ul. Modzelewskiego 59,
Mokotów, Warsaw 00-977
Ttickets: 15 PLN @ sklep.polskieradio.pl, ebilet.pl or box office
Standing room: 5 PLN @ box office

[Source: press release]