I, CULTURE Orchestra – Kirill Karabits conductor – Carolin Widmann violin
Polonez (Belgian premiere) Krzysztof Penderecki
Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1, op. 35 Karol Szymanowski
The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky
Cultural diversity is part and parcel of the identity of the Polish I CULTURE Orchestra, which performs works that reflect and bring together young Polish, Armenian, Azeri, Belarussian and Georgian musicians. Poland is represented by two of its most iconic composers, with Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1, an enchanting, dreamy masterpiece, inspiring musical ecstasy. The soloist for this event is the excellent German violinist Carolin Widmann. Also on the programme a Belgian creation by Penderecki, as well as Stravinsky’s “heathen”, “visionary” and “scandalous” The Rite of Spring. This masterpiece sparked the advent of modernism in music. Kirill Karabits, who is the ensemble’s artistic director, will be conducting. A concert in the sign of dialogue, openness and modernism.
18.30 > 19.30 Terarken 1
Philosopher Alicja Gescinska, author of an essay on the influence of music on our everyday life, written after an interview she made with Krzysztof Penderecki, will provide a discussion with the conductor Kirill Karabits and the director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute Krzysztof Olendzki about the specificity of the orchestra and what’s its role in bringing intercultural dialogue through the art of music.