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Polonia: From Chopin to Paderewski. A gala concert celebrating the anniversary of Poland’s independence

Polonia: From Chopin to Paderewski. A gala concert celebrating the anniversary of Poland’s independence Polonia: From Chopin to Paderewski. A gala concert celebrating the anniversary of Poland’s independence

11 November 2017 marks 99 years since Poland regained its independence after 123 years of foreign domination.

In Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, which had been a bastion of Polish culture when the nation lost its statehood, will be celebrating the poignant anniversary with music: Fryderyk Chopin’s and Karol Szymanowski’s early pieces resounding with youthful enthusiasm, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s patriotic fantasia, and Sir Edward William Elgar’s symphonic prelude founded on Polish themes. The musical feast will be served by world-famous pianists Plamena Mangova and Janusz Olejniczak with the Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera under José Maria Florêncio. The Fryderyk Chopin Institute is a co-organiser of this special event.

PROGRAMME:
Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937) – Concert overture in E major Op. 12 (1904–5)
Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849) – Concerto in F minor Op. 21 (1829)
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Sir Edward William Elgar (1857–1934) – Polonia (1915)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941) – Polish fantasy Op. 19 (1893)

FEATURING:
Plamena Mangova – piano
Janusz Olejniczak – piano
Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera
José Maria Florêncio – conductor


11 November 2017, 7 pm., Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yNHty5

31st of October 2017