The Festival was inaugurated by Maestro Penderecki himself, conducting his Adagio from the Symphony No.3 for string orchestra and Mazur from Moniuszko’s opera The Haunted Manor, in honor of the composer’s 200th birth anniversary. Rafael Payare, director of the famous San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonietta Cracovia interpreted Penderecki’s Symphony No. 4 ‘Adagio’ and Schuman’s Symphony No. 4.
The 15 September concert featured Cameron Carpenter, described by the American press as “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument.” The artist presented his renditions of Bach, Poulenc and Penderecki on his specially constructed organs. The Festival ended on 19 September with a famous interpretation of Double Bass Play by Patrick Süskind, directed and performed by Jerzy Stuhr. All events took place 320 meters underground in the Guido Mine.
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