He told. 61st Music Festival – May and June

José Cora, Rodrigo Liao, Trio con Brio Copenhagen, Berliner Baroque Solestin will be among the stars of the 61st ańcut music festival. The event will start on May 21 and run until June 5.

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The nine days of the ańcut music festival fall at a special time when music must unite with the hope of peace and remind us that beauty + embodied + in musical work is + mantle of goodness +” – noted festival organizer – Podkarpacie Philharmonic Artur Malawski in Rzeszow.

Concerts for this year’s musical event will take place both in the ballroom of the former residence of the Lubomirski and Potocki family in Łańcut – one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences of the Renaissance in Poland; as well as in the Hall of the Organizer, i.e. Subcarpathian Philharmonic. Music lovers will be able to pay tribute to both recognized bands and world-famous soloists.

The event is scheduled to open with a concert by José Cora, the world-famous Argentine singer, composer and conductor known for his original opera creations, in particular the works of Verdi and Puccini. The tenor will play in the Subcarpathian Orchestra, accompanied by Slovenian Croatian soprano Martina Zadro, and Spain’s David Jimenez will conduct the Symphony Orchestra for the Subcarpathian Orchestra.

The Symphony Orchestra of the Subcarpathian Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform at the end of the festival. At that time, the famous Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Liao, who will present his original cinematic music, will be standing behind the conductor’s keyboard. According to the Subcarpathian Philharmonic’s Concert Bureau, Pedro Almodóvar once described the artist as one of the “world’s most inspiring composers”.

An interesting proposal would also be a concert by Piotr Baron at the Concert Hall of the Subcarpathian Philharmonic, filled with songs from the albums “Wodecki jazz” and “Moniuszko jazz”.

In the ballroom of Łańcut Castle, music lovers will listen to a concert by mezzo-soprano Urszula Kryger, an excellent translator of the Polish songs of Stanislaw Nevyadumsky, Władysław Żeleński, Zygmunt Noskowski and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki at the 180th Anniversary Concert by Dr. .

The festival program will also include solidarity with combatant Ukraine. During the “Evening of Solidarity with the Ukrainian Nation” at the Concert Hall of the Podkarpacie Philharmonic, artists from both countries will perform Polish and Ukrainian music.

Trio Con Brio Copenhagen will also be among the stars of this year’s festival, giving concerts at some of the world’s most famous venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Salle in Berlin and Concertgebau. The band will present masterpieces of chamber music by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert.

“You can get a taste of old music by listening to the wonderful Berlin artist Barock Solisten, the composer of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and notable artists of the early stage of music” – narrates the Subcarpathian Philharmonic.

Berliner Barock Solisten, who specializes in performing music of the 17th-18th centuries, recalls, among other things, the famous Brandenburg concerts given by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Festival audiences will also be able to pay tribute to Portugal’s Orchestra – the Atlantic Opera Orchestra, which will be performing under the direction of Maestro José Ferrer Lobo. The Spanish soloist will be Sandra Ferrandez-Penalva and the pianist Adriano Jordao. At the encouragement of the organizers, during the concert you will be able to hear the compositions of Manuel de Falla, among others “My Mood”, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain”, “The Magic of Love”.

The festival program also includes two piano concerts by the great Viennese classical pianist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which will be performed by the Polish Philharmonic Art Ensemble, led by Michael Maciaczyk and pianist Tomasz Liss.

“We invite you to participate in this great celebration of music – music that unites” – invite the organizers.

Program details are available on the Subcarpathian Philharmonic website in Rzeszów.

The organizer of the festival, one of the oldest and most famous in Poland, has been Podkarpacka Philharmonic since the beginning. Artur Malawski in Rzeszow.

The history of the ańcut music festival dates back to 1961. The idea to revive the elegant rooms of Łańcut castle with music came from the director of Rzeszów Philharmonic, Janusz Ambros. He organized chamber music days. From that time on, Polish and then foreign opera, chamber and orchestras began arriving at the castle ballroom in Łańcut.

As part of the days of chamber music, the first Polish performances were held, incl. Georg Philipp Tillmann’s opera “Pan Pimpinon” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Bastien et Bastian” prepared by the Warsaw Chamber Theatre.

20 years after the event, it was renamed Łańcut Music Festival by Bogusław Kaczyński, who in 1981 took over the artistic direction of the May Musical Meetings for 10 years. Thanks to him, other elements of the festival program were also included, including concerts on piano and violin as well as concerts of stage stars, opera performances and performances for children as well. The famous chamber orchestras: Jerzy Maximyuk and Wojciech Rajsky were also given concerts.

In the castle ballroom in the ańcut, theater stars also began to perform, including. Gilbert Becaud, Edita Gibert, Juliette Greco, Vyslav Mechnikovsky, Wojciech Minarski and the cast – Teresa Budzis-Krzysznoska, Justo Holubek, Tadeusz Shumnicki, Zbigniew Zabasievic. The festival was enriched with evenings of memories of Halina and Wojciech Dzieduszycki, Marta Egerth-Kipura, Mira Ziemiska-Sygietyńska with the ensemble “Mazowsze”.

The event also included full opera performances, including Mozart’s “Figaro Marriage” directed by Adam Hanuszkiewicz, as well as performances (for children as well), musical performances, science sessions, and music workshops.

The event’s current name was given in 1991, when artistic management (after Kaczyński’s resignation) was taken over by Adam Natanek, artistic director of the Rzeszów Philharmonic. With the director of the festival, Wergiliusz Gołąbek, they returned to the format of the First Encounters program, although they did not give up on diverse musical performances.

Only once – in 1963 – the event was canceled due to a serious epidemic of typhoid fever.

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