This is the sixth time that the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra extends an invitation to spend summer weekends at its home. Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street are a cycle of 34 concerts of chamber music, which will run for four months, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Orchestra’s historic facilities. Admission to all events is free.
Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street is a cycle of concerts of classical chamber music oriented at both classical music connoisseurs and at music lovers only just discovering the pleasures of listening to music. Each weekend for four months, listeners will have an opportunity to attend concerts which will take place in the Orchestra’s historic facilities, and on an open-air stage on the grounds.
The programmes have been arranged to appeal to a wide range of listeners, encompassing the whole spectrum of classical music, from baroque to the contemporary. The Summer Concerts cycle will open on 7 May with a performance by guitar virtuoso Łukasz Kuropaczewski and conclude on 28 August with a concert by the renowned Silesian String Quartet, which has already performed in our premises a number of times.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of legendary violinist-conductor Yehudi Menuhin, Sinfonia Varsovia will pay homage to its first guest conductor. There are a number of exceptional events to commemorate the Maestro. The crowning event in the homage paid to the great violinist and conductor will be performances by students of the famous British Yehudi Menuhin School (28 May and 25 June).
Two concerts will be devoted to the memory of Polish composer Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birthday (4 June and 21 August).
The meetings taking place over the course of several months will be an opportunity to showcase the talents of well-known, established musicians, as well as the best artists of the young generation. This year this will be the well-known Polish cellist Tomasz Strahl, teachers of Sinfonia Varsovia Academy master classes: flautist Davide Formisano and clarinettist Antonio Saiote, scholars of the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation and participants of the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy.
One of the concerts will combine music with the spoken word. Violinist Krzysztof Jakowicz will perform with pianist Robert Morawski and actor Daniel Olbrychski, who will recite poems.
There will also be musicians from Sinfonia Varsovia, including, among others, the Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet, but the whole Orchestra will also perform (on 18 and 19 June 16th Franciszek Wybrańczyk Sinfonia Varsovia to its city).
Other performers will include ensembles made up of instruments which are not frequently encountered on the concert stage. These will include the HIBIKI Trombones trombone quartet, the Percussis duet, consisting of marimba and vibraphone, the Wich&Guzik Duo guitar duet and the Kazzma Brass Quintet.
Traditional concerts will be preceded by an introduction by musicologists and music critics, to acquaint the listeners with the historical and musical environment of the works. The introductions will be presented, among others, by Agata Kwiecińska, Piotr Wojciechowski, Ewa Chamczyk and Barbara Schabowska-Maszenda.
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