La Folle Journée de Varsovie – A Classical Layer Cake
A New World
Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op. 62
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto in G major KV 216 (1st movement)
Henryk Wieniawski Obertas Op.19 No. 1, Dudziarz Op. 19 No. 2*
Frederic Chopin Mazurka Op. 56 No. 2*
Serge Prokofiev Gavotte and Prelude Op. 12*
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major ‘London’ (3rd & 4th movement)
*arranged for orchestra by Marcin Grabosz
Aleksandra Lenkiewicz violin
Karolina Musiał violin
Symphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski General Primary & Secondary Music School in Wrocław
Nikodem Świder conductor (aged 15)
Marcin Grabosz conductor
The 9th edition of the world’s largest classical music festival will arrive to Warsaw on the last weekend of September, having stopped over in France, Japan, and Russia. In the course of three festival days, the event’s 55 concerts will welcome nearly 1000 artists from across the globe.
‘This year we focus on composers who left their home countries, either for political or personal reasons, searching for a new land to live and work in,’ says René Martin, the originator and artistic director of the festival. ‘In Warsaw, Poland, where we now celebrate 100 since the country regained its sovereignty, this theme has a special significance. For that reason, Polish music will be strongly present in the concert’s programmes,’ adds Janusz Marynowski, director of Sinfonia Varsovia.