The 20th edition of the “Summer Concerts at Grochowska” series will take place from May 20 to August 27, 2017. Hosted by Sinfonia Varsovia at their hall on Grochowska St. in Warsaw, this festival is an intimate series of 28 free concerts featuring outstanding artists of the young generation. Performers include participants in the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy of Music and the Academy of Opera, as well as winners of such prestigious competitions as the I. J. Paderewski International Piano Competition, and many others.
The Festival began with a performance of Szymanowski’s Three fragments from the poems of Jan Kasprowicz, Op. 5, performed by the inimitable mezzo-soprano Urszula Kryger. This year’s edition has many new features. Several concerts will be devoted to quartets, wherein the saxophone quartet ‘The Whoop Group,’ the clarinet quartet ‘Poco Leggero,’ the guitar ensemble ‘Erlendis Quartet’ and the piano quartet of Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violin), Katarzyna Budnik-Gałazka (viola) and Marcel Markowski (cello) with pianist Piotr Kopczyński will perform. For the first time in the series, the harpsichord will be featured. On the occasion of Children’s Day, a concert dedicated to the youngest music lovers, entitled “Lutosławski, Tuwim. Songs not only for children,” will be presented by singer songwriter Dorota Miśkiewicz and Kwadrofonik.
May 20 – August 27, 2017
‘Summer Concerts at Grochowska’ Festival
Sinfonia Varsovia Hall
Grochowska 272, Warsaw, Poland