The XVII International “Dni Muzyki nad Odrą” [Music Days on the Oder River] Festival will take a place from March 3 – 22 in Poland and Germany, celebrating artistic collaboration between the two countries. This year’s edition of the festival will be comprised of 21 events; seven orchestral concerts, six chamber concerts and a piano recital will be presented in Sulechowo, Zielona Góra, Nowa Sól, Rzepin, Słubice, Łagów, Żary and Krosno Odrzańskie in Poland. Traditionally, the Polish musicians touring the Oder also perform in German cities, such as Frankfurt, Müncheberg and Berlin. In addition to concerts, the International Forum of Young Conductors will led by professor Czesław Grabowski, the director of Zielonogórska Philharmonic, on March 22 to bring together conductors from both countries.
The “Days of Music on the Oder” Festival was created as a fusion of two other festivals: Międzynarodowe Spotkania Wschód-Zachód [International Meetings East-West] and Frankfurter Musiktage [Frankfurt Days of Music].
The first chamber concert will take place on March 3 in Sulechów, while the opening concert of the festival will occur the following day in Zielona Góra. The March 4th concert will be performed by the festival orchestras (Symphony Orchestra Philharmonic of Zielona Góra and the Lviv Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra) and the Choir of the Academy of Art in Szczecin, featuring pianist Pawel Kowalski and a team of German horn players, under the baton of Czesław Grabowski. During this event, Karłowicz’s Serenade will be performed based on the original version of Skriabin’s Prometheus – poem of fire.
As a part of the festival, Georgijs Osokins – a participant of the last Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw-will play a piano recital on March 11 at Zielona Góra Philharmonic. His repertoire features works by Chopin, Scriabin and Rachmaninov. The closing concert of the festival will be held in Frankfurt (Germany) on March 22. At this concert, the members of Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra will perform along with soloist Amelia Maszońska.