‘I, CULTURE Orchestra’

25 Oct.'18
- 20:00

Kirill Karabits - Carolin Widmann

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.


Music Talk(s)
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.


Kirill Karabits
Carolin Widmann
Krzysztof Penderecki

Polonez (Belgian premiere)

Karol Szymanowski

Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1, op. 35

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring


Music Talk(s)

Performing Arts

Architecture & Urbanism


1918 European dreams of modernity

Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS