The Płock Symphony Orchestra celebrated Feliks Nowowiejski’s 140th birthday with an anniversary concert on October 12. The program consisted of the overture to the opera Legenda Bałtyku as well as the Fantasy of the themes from this opera, symphonic poem Pożegnanie Ellenai, Polish Fantasy for solo organ, and overture Swaty Polskie [Polish Nuptials].
Nowowiejski’s Legenda Bałtyku was world premiered in Poznań in 1924 and since then became a popular work in the canon of Polish national opera. Set in a prehistoric Slavic settlement on the Baltic coast, the opera is rich in folk and mythical elements highlighted by excellent orchestral score that led to over 50 performances during its opening season.
October 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Płock Symphony celebrates Feliks Nowowiejski’s 140th birthday
Szymanowski Music School in Płock
ul. Kolegialna 23, 09-402 Płock, Poland
Info & Tickets: www.orkiestraplock.pl