For the twentieth edition of the Nova Music and Architecture Festival in Toruń, organizers have prepared an extraordinary repertoire to celebrate this jubilee and invited a host of eminent musicians from all over the world to perform during the months of June-September. The Festival opened on June 24 with “A Blues Evening” featuring singer Marzena Ugorna, who was joined by the Toruń Symphony Orchestra to present her symphonic arrangements of some of the best blues hits. Another highlight of the Festival was a concert of young artists from Toruń and its sister city of Lutsk in the Ukraine, performing violin works by Henryk Wieniawski, Antonio Vivaldi, and several Ukrainian composers on July 2.
For the first time in the festival’s tradition, apart from the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, audiences will hear brilliant performances by other orchestras from Ukraine, Korea and Płock. Poland’s most distinguished ensemble specializing in early music—Arte dei Suonatori—will perform their unique project of mixing the most famous pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach with Latino music played on conventional instruments. Also performing are: artists from Finland and young participants of the Paderewski Piano Academy, as well as the Black International Gospel Singers, singer Natalia Kukulska, the Atom String Quartet, and drummer Michał Dąbrówka. Other festival events include free film screenings and thematic guided tours aimed to present the musical aspects of the monuments of Toruń.
Nova Music and Architecture Festival
Toruń, many venues