2017 ‘Solidarity of Arts’ Festival

From August 14-30, 2017, the Solidarity of Arts Festival will take place in Gdańsk representing, as it has for the past nine years, the ideas of solidarity in many different ways—in art, for art and through art. The event is organized by the city of Gdańsk and the European Solidarity Centre. The five evenings and almost twenty hours of the Festival will be filled with greatly varied music, played by soloists, trios, quartets, septet, orchestras and choirs.

The musical program of the Festival refers to this year’s theme of ‘Peace’ through an artistic vision of the harmonic coexistence of differences. The invited artists represent various, often aesthetically distant styles. The repertoire features a spectrum of works from piano chamber music and classical orchestral forms, to jazz and electronic music, through dub techno.

During the opening concert, the Orchestra of Polish Baltic Philharmonic under the baton of Paweł Przytocki will perform works of Barber, Bach, Shostakovich and also the Violin Concerto of Andrzej Panufnik, performed by Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski.

In the final concert of the festival held on August 30, in the Winter Garden of the European Solidarity Centre, we will have a chance to hear opera Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven dir. by Julien Salemkour. Fidelio’s libretto explores the topic of a rebellion against enslavement and a call for freedom and peace. It will be performed by 7 soloists, a mixed choir of 60 people, a children’s chorus and the Expat Philharmonic Orchestra—an ensemble comprised of migrants and refugees from countries undergoing conflicts.

August 14-30, 2017
‘Solidarity of Arts’ Festival
European Solidarity Centre & Sala BHP, Gdańsk, Poland
Info & Tickets: solidarityofarts.pl

[Sources: polmic.plsolidarityofarts.pl]