The 23rd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival will be held from April 7-19, 2019 at various venues in Warsaw. The festival features twelve symphonic concerts, four chamber concerts, two song recitals and a concert for children.
The theme of this year is “Beethoven and the Song of Romanticism” and it features many musical works that are rarely performed. The 200th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth will be celebrated with a performance of the opera Paria directed by Łukasz Borowicz. Works by Polish composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are also present in the program, including Symphony in E minor “Rebirth” and Songs by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Little overture by Stefan Kisielewski and Symphony No. 8 “Lieder der Vergänglichkeit” by Krzysztof Penderecki.
At the invitation of Elżbieta Penderecka, general director of the Festival, outstanding national and foreign philharmonic ensembles and prominent soloists will perform, including: pianists Rudolf Buchbinder, Beatrice Rana, and Mackenzie Melemed; violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Francesco Manara; Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich under Paavo Järvi; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Susanna Malkki; Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling; Korean KBS Symphony Orchestra and artistic director Yoel Levi; and ensemble I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Massimiliano Caldi.
For the full program, visit: beethoven.org.pl.