Premiere Preludes:

Concerts of music by composers of the premieres of our 2015/16 season 

Please note the change of the concert’s date. The concert will take place on 18 March 2016. 

The Programme

Sonata for violin and piano in E-flat major (1880–1881)
Sonata for violin and cello in F major Op. 6 (1887)

Nelson Goerner piano
Aleksandra Kuls violin
Marcin Zdunik cello 

This series of chamber concerts preceding opera premieres at the Moniuszko Auditorium offers encounters with intimate, focused music enclosed within what is a miniature form when compared to the great stage works. It is an opportunity to look at the composers of the operas from a different perspective, showing what is often their less well known side, painting a broader picture. Touching the subtle fabric of top-quality chamber music, both instrumental and vocal, sometimes pensive, sometimes jocular, is an excellent lead-in to the musical — though not only — atmosphere of the premieres that form the core of the season’s programme. The Preludes are short, one-hour concerts for music lovers and opera fans searching for a satisfying musical experience and a fuller understanding of works composed for the stage.


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