New Year’s Concert
12 January 2019, 7 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw
Angela Wee | violin
Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Antoni Wit | conductor
Stanisław Moniuszko Overture to Pariah
Pablo de Sarasate Fantasy on Faust Op. 13
Fantasy on Carmen Op. 25
Zigeunerweisen Op. 20
Manuel de Falla Suites No. 1 and 2 from the Three-Cornered Hat
It is good to step into the New Year accompanied by the sound of Music – the best kind, in excellent performances! All of this will be ensured by the concert of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Antoni Wit, one of the most respected Polish conductors in the world. Young violinist Angela Wee from the US saw triumphs in many competitions, including winning second place at the 12th Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition (Spain) in 2015. A particularly promising part of the concert are her interpretations of the brilliant, daringly virtuoso works of this master of romantic violinistics – his two fantasies on the motifs of Gounod’s Faust and Bizet’s Carmen, and the popular Zigeunerweisen (“Gypsy Airs”). The hot Iberian sun will also shine on the music from Manuel de Falla’s ballet The Three-Cornered Hat, based on a humorous story about an insidious mayor and a cunning miller’s wife, set in the scenery of an Andalusian town. One of Moniuszko’s lesser-known, but very interesting, works, Overture to Pariah, will be a domestic accent.