Polonia: From Chopin To Paderewski

Concert

11 November 2017 marks 99 years since Poland regained its independence after 123 years of foreign domination. Here, at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, which had been a bastion of Polish culture when the nation lost its statehood, we 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 pianist Plamena Mangova and the Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera under José Maria Florêncio.

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 

Sponsors

  • Co-organiser of the concert

  • Patron of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Media patrons of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

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