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Pomorska Philharmonic Orchestra Bydgoszcz Concert on the occasion of the Polish Republic’s National Holiday

Monday 5 May 2008, 9:30 pm

Palace of Arts, Budapest

Pomorska Philharmonic Orchestra Bydgoszcz

Concert on the occasion of the Polish Republic’s “May 3rd Constitution” National Holiday

Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk - conductor
Paweł Kowalski - piano

5 May 2008 Monday 19:30 - 22:00

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Budapest IX, Komor Marcell utca 1.
Tel.: 555-3300
www.mupa.hu

Pomorska Philharmonic Orchestra Bydgoszcz
Conductor: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk
Featuring: Paweł Kowalski – piano
Wojciech Kilar:
Mazurka from the film music of Revenge
Piano Concerto
Suite from the film music Pan Tadeusz
Krzesany – symphonic poem

Wojciech Kilar was born in 1932 and studied piano and composition in Katowice and Krakow, before undertaking further studies in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and in Darmstadt. His compositional style was initially influenced by European and Polish neo-classicism but from the sixties, along with Krzysztof Penderecki and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki he evolved into a member of the new Polish avant-garde. In the following decade, his musical language simplified and he turned to traditions. This and folk music combined to renew the Polish national style which culminated in the symphonic poem Krzesany (“Mountain Climbing”). As a cinema composer, he contributed music to over one hundred and thirty films by the likes of Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Kazimierz Kutz, Roman Polański, Francis Ford Coppola and Jane Campion.