KULENTY | MOZART | SIBELIUS
30 October 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw
First part of concert (Mozart, Kulenty) broadcast on
YouTube channel and www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl
Roman Widaszek | clarinet
Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
George Tchitchinadze | conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 32 in G Major KV 318
Hanna Kulenty – Alinea | FIRST PERFORMANCE
Jean Sibelius – Pelléas et Mélisande op. 46
Hanna Kulenty – photo Artist’s archives; Roman Widaszek – photo Dariusz Rok; George Tchitchinadze – photo Gela Megrelidze
The fundamental mission of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is to promote Polish historical and contemporary music. The ensemble finds great joy and satisfaction in participating in first performances of musical pieces. The concert which will feature the first performance of a piece by Hanna Kulenty (HANNA KULENTY bio), one of the most interesting personalities of Polish contemporary music scene, will be one of those exciting occasions. The composer’s extensive and varied output includes compositions for solo instruments, emphasizing their potential to “manifest reality and unreality”, with soloists usually accompanied by a large orchestra. Alinea refers to the concert’s concept, but in this case the genre is merely conventional and fluid, serving the music- and experience-related layer. The piece consists of one part, built on a dialogue between melodic lines of a clarinet and a piano, which are accompanied by a large orchestra. The main pseudotonal theme, clearly heard in the solo parts, is a dialogue between two worlds. The soloist of this extremely attractive premiere will be Roman Widaszek, a charismatic and versatile clarinet virtuoso with an impressive number of concerts and recordings in his portfolio. In cooperation with outstanding Polish musicians (such as Zbigniew Bargielski, Mikołaj Górecki, Marcel Chyrzyński or Krzysztof Herdzin), he gave a number of first performances of solo pieces and chamber pieces dedicated to him. As one of few clarinettists, he also plays a rare instrument – a basset horn.
Apart from the awaited premiere of the new piece, we will also hear two other attractive compositions. Belgian symbolist’s Maurice Maeterlinck’s drama titled Pelléas et Mélisande (1894) was an inspiration for numerous musical pieces, such as Claude Debussy’s opera or Arnold Schönberg’s symphonic poem. Incidental music was also composed to theatrical performances of the piece – the composers include Gabriel Fauré or great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Both of them transformed their compositions into attractive concerto suites. The one created by Sibelius will be performed at the concert. Another piece we will hear is Mozart’s Italian-styled Symphony No. 32 in G Major, composed when the artist was merely 23 years old.
The concert will be conducted by George Tchitchinadze – one of the most popular Georgian musicians, who has won great acclaim of audiences and critics due to his impressive musical skills, taste, imagination and, at the same time, the warmth and sensitivity in his interaction with listeners and musicians. He started his career in 1998 as an opera conductor and for successive decades he proved to be a versatile artist, conducting concerts on a number of prestigious stages in Georgia and abroad. He currently teaches conducting and is the Head of the Opera Department at the National Conservatory in Tbilisi. George Tchitchinadze cooperated with numerous Polish orchestras, and his concerts in Poland were always received with great enthusiasm.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports from the Cultural Promotion Fund under the “Composition Commissions” programme implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance
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