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31
March 2019
Sunday
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Songs of Light
Performers:

Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny – conductor
NFM Choir
Instrumentalists of NFM ensembles






Programme:

B. Chilcott Move Him to the Sun, Canticles of Light                     
***
C. McDowall Standing As I Do Before God                
F. Pott Lament                     
J. MacMillan A Child’s Prayer                       
B. Chilcott Sing the Colour of Peace   

Chór NFM /fot. Łukasz Rajchert

Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny graduated from the University of Wrocław in 2000 with a degree in biology. That year, she founded the Kameralny Chór Akademii Medycznej (Medici Cantantes Choir at the Medical University of Wrocław).  In 2004, she received a diploma from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where she studied Music Education and was awarded a diploma in 2005 from the Vocal Department. During this time, she was honoured with the first prize in the National Contest for Choir Conductors. In 2006, she completed the Postgraduate Voice Production and Training Programme at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. Since June 2006, Franków-Żelazny has been the artistic director of the National Forum of Music Choir. In 2008, she was awarded a special prize for conductors from the 39th Legnica Cantat National Choir Contest. Franków-Żelazny became the head of Polish National Youth Choir, which she also founded, in 2013. She completed course work at the Academy of Culture Leaders at the Economic University of Kraków, in 2014 and was distinguished with the Gloria Artis Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture. The following January, she was named the programme director of the Choral Academy of the National Forum of Music. In 2016, Franków-Żelazny was a music curator for the year that Wrocław served as the European Capital of Culture. The album DE PROFUNDIS – Polish Psalms of the 20th and 21st Century with the NMF Choir under her direction was awarded the Fryderyk prize for the best choral, oratorio and orchestra music, 2017. She currently works as an Associate Professor at the Academy of Music in Wrocław.

Sir James Loy MacMillan completed his undergraduate studies in composition at the University of Edinburgh in 1981, where he studied with Rita McAllister and was introduced to the music of Stravinsky, Webern, Messiaen, and Russian composers Sofia Gubaidulina, Alfred Schnittke, and Galina Ustvolskaya. “During my [undergraduate] study, my main interest was studying the cosmopolitan masters, [like] Boulez and Elliot Carter… absorbing the modernist spirit and techniques,” he said. MacMillan continued his studies at Durham University under John Casken. While at Durham, Casken introduced MacMillan to the works of Polish composers, including Witold Lutosławski. James MacMillan has served as a professor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and composer-in-residence with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Other appointments include the position of visiting composer and artistic director of London’s Music of Today contemporary music series and Philharmonia Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and successor to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies as the BBC Philharmonic’s principal composer and conductor.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE AVAILABILITY KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP Available
  • VIP ticket
50 PLN
Normal Available
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
  • NFM for Young Musicians
35 PLN
25 PLN
10 PLN

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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.