Silesian Quartet Premieres Knapik’s 2nd String Quartet

On May 25, 2019 the Silesian Quartet will premiere Eugeniusz Knapik’s 2nd String Quartet at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Katowice. This concert will also feature the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the city of Tychy, performing a program of works by British composer Edward Elgar, German artist Werner Egek and Eugeniusz Knapik – professor at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

Under the direction of Maestro Marek Moś, AUKSO will present Islands for string orchestra by Eugeniusz Knapik. Commissioned in 1983 by Musica Viva Australia and the Adelaide Festival, it is a one-part composition symbolizing two states of matter, namely: water (sea) and earth (island). The work was inspired by an image of an observer on the ship, looking out for land on the horizon and should be understood metaphorically. In the second part of the evening, one of the leading Polish chamber ensembles – the Silesian Quartet – will premiere Eugeniusz Knapik’s String Quartet No. 2.

May 25, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Silesian Quartet & AUKSO: Premiere by Knapik

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1
40-202 Katowice, Poland

 [Sources: polmic.pl, nospr.org.pl]