On October 29, a symphonic concert at the Silesian Philharmonic will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the only concert played by Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Silesia. Held in the building that has housed the Philharmonic since 1945, this modern performance commemorates Paderewski’s concert in Silesia on October 27, 1901.
The Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and pianist Krzysztof Książek will perform by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski and Mieczysław Karłowicz under the baton of Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski.
The concert will begin with Paderewski’s Overture in E flat major, dating from the composer’s adolescent period. It will be a kind of introduction to his Piano Concerto in A minor. The soloist will be Krzysztof Książek, semi-finalist and winner of two non-statutory prizes at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2015) and winner of the 3rd prize and a special prize for the best performance of mazurkas at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (2018).
The third item on the program will be Karol Szymanowski’s Etude in B flat minor, orchestrated by Grzegorz Fitelberg. It is the best known etude in the entire series of Op. 4. It was popularized by none other than Ignacy Jan Paderewski, of course in its original piano version. The concert will end with the Eternal Songs symphonic poem by Mieczysław Karłowicz.
29 October 2021 | 7:00 p.m. CET
Paderewski in Silesia Concert
Silesian Philharmonic, Karola Stryja Concert Hall
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