Polish Highlights @ Barbican In 2015/2016

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (b. 1933, Czernica near Rybnik) | © Photo by Gerry Hurkmans, Amsterdam 1997
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki | © Photo by Gerry Hurkmans, Amsterdam 1997


On January 19, London’s Barbican Centre announced its 2015-2016 classical music season and it includes three important Polish highlights. First, amongst the ‘Total Immersion’ days planned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to highlight three towering figures of contemporary classical music, there will be a day devoted to composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. Held on October 3, 2015, the Górecki day will feature three concert programs of chamber, choral and orchestral music, as well as a discussion with musicologist Adrian Thomas about “Henryk Górecki: Polish Pioneer”.

Then on November 24, 2015, one amongst the Barbican’s fantastic array of high–profile solo recitals will feature pianist Simon Trpčeski playing a program of Chopin. Finally, on June 30, 2016, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra close out the 2015/2016 season performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 with soloist Krystian Zimerman.

[Sources: onpolishmusic.com, barbican.org.uk]